Get the Look! Sunrise Comfort – Eero Saarinen and the Womb Chair
Beyoncé you ever wanted to know about acclaimed Designer Eero Saarinen and his iconic Womb Chair! And of course a Get the Look! Concept Board just for Blue Ivy you.
Having world famous parents with design careers, Eero Saarinen was immersed in design. A student of sculpture and architecture at Yale, he later met Charles Eames. After forming a friendship and partnership, they collaborated and won first prize in every category at the 1940 Organic Design in Home Furnishings Competition, sponsored by MoMA. Their molded plywood chairs ensured his legacy in the modern America furniture movement.
Designing the Womb Chair in 1946, it was a chair that was meant to be ultra comfortable to sit in, no matter what position. With the feeling of being sheltered in the womb, the organic looking chair broke innovation borders. It was constructed by experimenting with fibreglass and resin.
Eero Saarinen became a cultural icon in 1958 when Coca- Cola ran an advertising campaign depicting Santa Claus enjoying a Coke in a Womb Chair.
Also, the designer of the Tulip Table and Chairs, Saarinen’s legacy is evident in two of his airport designs. The Dulles International Airport in Washington, DC and the TWA Terminal at Kennedy International Airport are hubs where travelers enter and exit each hour of each day.
I’ve designed a current interior inspired by Saarinen’s Womb Chair. Introducing, Sunrise Comfort – a four season sunroom.
Emphasizing the view in the sunroom, at different times of day – a greyscale inspired palette was selected. Incorporating natural materials such as the concrete side table and pear shaped wicker lighting fixture, creates harmony and repeats the organic form of the Womb Chair. Keeping focus on the Womb Chair is an ottoman upholstered in a bold fabric – reminiscent of the sun. Layered area rugs in flat and shag weave to be added to the matte porcelain tile in the cooler months. Included is mutable artwork and dot wallpaper adding pattern and rhythm. Rounding out the design is paint with a subtle foggy blue undertone. The Womb Chair is the star of the show – other aspects unifying the space.
What’s that? You NEED the in demand Womb Chair stat?!? They are available for purchase in many forms – Authentic, Licensed Reproduction and Reproduction. The one shown in the concept board is a Licensed Reproduction from here.
Yours in Décor,
From Top Left
Artwork – Black Coral Imaging, Etsy
Lighting – Natural Wicker Pear Shaped Lighting, Kouboo
Side Table – Industrial Concrete, West Elm
Shag Area Rug – Sophie Light Grey/Natural White, Urban Barn
Floor Tile – Del Conca Evolution 12″x24″, Lowes
Flat Weave Area Rug – Lance Grey, Urban Barn
Paint – Comet Dust 5006-1A, Valspar (Lowes)
Wallpaper – A-Street Prints 2697-22638 Cosmos Light Grey Dot Wallpaper, Amazon