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    Womb Chair, Model No. 70

    • Designer: Eero Saarinen, American, born Finland, 1910-1961
    • Manufacturer: Knoll Associates, ca. 1953-present
    • Medium: Chrome-plated steel, fiberglass, plastic, wood-particle shell, latex foam, original fabric upholstery
    • Place Manufactured: New York, New York, United States
    • Dates: Designed 1947-1948, Manufactured ca. 1959
    • Dimensions: 36 x 40 x 34 in. (91.4 x 101.6 x 86.4 cm)  (show scale)
    • Collections:Decorative Arts
    • Museum Location: This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
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    • Accession Number: 2001.37.1
    • Credit Line: Gift of Sandra Sheppard Rodgers, Gail Sheppard Moloney, Lynn Sheppard Manger, John W. Sheppard, Jr. from the estate of their mother, Rose Jackson Sheppard Milbank, by exchange
    • Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
    • Caption: Eero Saarinen (American, born Finland, 1910-1961). Womb Chair, Model No. 70, Designed 1947-1948, Manufactured ca. 1959. Chrome-plated steel, fiberglass, plastic, wood-particle shell, latex foam, original fabric upholstery, 36 x 40 x 34 in. (91.4 x 101.6 x 86.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Sandra Sheppard Rodgers, Gail Sheppard Moloney, Lynn Sheppard Manger, John W. Sheppard, Jr. from the estate of their mother, Rose Jackson Sheppard Milbank, by exchange, 2001.37.1. Creative Commons-BY
    • Image: overall, 2001.37.1_IMLS_SL2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
    • Catalogue Description: Armchair made of chrome-plated tubular steel frame and a shell molded of compound of fiberglass, plastic and wood particle; and upholstered in original brown and black tweed textile-covered latex foam. Compound curve cup-shaped shell with continuous back, seat, and flared arms. Seat cushion and small square back cushion upholstered in same fabric with self-welt binding. Chair supported on two-part frame. One continuous section forms canted front legs; second u-shaped section, attached at the mid-point of the front leg support beneath the chair carcass, bends back to support flared arms of fiberglass shell and then angles down at an oblique angle to form rear legs of chair. Four legs rest on screw-in disk feet. En suite with ottoman, 2001.37.2.
    • Record Completeness: Good (77%)
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