Finnish born mid century design mastermind Eero Saarinen created the groundbreaking Womb Chair in 1946. This was thanks to fiend Florence Knoll’s request of coming up with a comfy chair “like a great big basket of pillows, that I can curl up in.”
He definitely brought her words to life with the enveloping beauty! As stated by Saarinen “I designed the Womb Chair… to take the place of the old overstuffed chair. Today, more than ever before, we need to relax.”
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Prone to innovation and experimentation, he explored creating a chair that would me comfy due to its shape rather than depth of cushioning. And it’s exactly what he did!
Like other iconic furniture pieces, the Womb Chair, has quickly become a recognizable and loved addition, while making an array appearances in the big screen, starting with ‘Rear Window’ back in 1954.
‘Down with Love’
In 2003, Barbara Novak, played by Renee Zellweger, owned a couple of gorgeous pink womb chairs in her intriguing Manhattan apartment with 1960s decor and superb furnishings. In fact, each and every one of the sets in ‘Down with Love’ are full of inspo and incredibly stylish.
In 2001, Elle Woods, played by Reese Witherspoon, had an array of trendy pink outfits, but our fave is the hot pink Womb Chair seen in her apartment. Now that’s what you call fabulous! This bold shade of the chair perfectly goes with Elle’s personal style and decor of the apartment.
So, movie buffs, did we miss any sightings of the Womb Chair? If it was spotted in any other movie and we missed it, we’d love to know. Tell us in the comments below! Don’t forget to visit Manhattan Home Design.
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