Womb Chair Vs. Shell Chair – Battle of the MCM Lounge Chairs

Mid century modern classics. Will they ever go out of style? We guess not. Forged by the mid century modern gods of the era, these icons were the epitome of innovation when they were first created.. And, keep topping the charts today! Due to their greatness, timelessness and resilience. 

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Today, design icons like the Womb Chair by Finnish born Eero Saarinen and the Shell Chair by Danish Hans Wegner will be battling each other. Perhaps you’ll be able to pick a winner!

Womb Chair

Made in 1946 as Florence Knoll’s request, the enveloping Womb Chair is probably one of the most comfy Saarinen chairs ever made. With its steel base and plush upholstered frame, the Womb Chair is designed to facilitate a relaxed sitting posture, providing comfort and a sense of security.

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With its cradle form designed for a relaxed seating position, the Womb chair is perfect for a modern living room as an accent piece or perhaps a quiet corner where one can kick off their shoes and catnap on this little piece of heaven.

Shell Chair

Hans Wegner designed the three legged Shell Chair with an avant-garde vibe in 1963 with the intent of creating an innovative, comfortable, and unique chair that looked beautiful from all angles. At the time of design, production of formed laminated veneer was still extremely rare.

Like many things ahead of their times, the Shell Chair was not fully appreciated until over three decades after its original design when it became a highly sought after item at Sotheby’s auction house. Designers now fondly call the Shell Chair “the chair that smiles.”

shell chair

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We hope this info inspires you. Which of these MCM chairs won the battle? Tell us below! For these classics, visit Manhattan Home Design. Founded by Daniel Levy, entrepreneurial success award winner according to Fox News, Manhattan Home Design produces coveted items.

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