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Saarinen Style: M70 Womb Chair

Inspired By: Eero Saarinen Womb Chair

Saarinen Style: M70 Womb Chair
Saarinen Style: M70 Womb Chair
Saarinen Style: M70 Womb Chair
Saarinen Style: M70 Womb Chair
Saarinen Style: M70 Womb Chair
Saarinen Style: M70 Womb Chair
Saarinen Style: M70 Womb Chair
Saarinen Style: M70 Womb Chair
Saarinen Style: M70 Womb Chair
Saarinen Style: M70 Womb Chair
Saarinen Style: M70 Womb Chair
Saarinen Style: M70 Womb Chair
Saarinen Style: M70 Womb Chair
Saarinen Style: M70 Womb Chair
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Item No.: MC-1310
Base Price: $1,625.00
Price as Configured: $1,625.00

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  • Boucle Fabric Choices (Grade 2):
    F214- Boucle Pearl White F215- Boucle Buff Yellow F216- Boucle Citrus Yellow F223- Boucle Cayenne Red F234- Boucle Melon Orange F235- Boucle Tangerine Orange F236- Boucle Poppy Orange F245- Boucle Chartreuse Green F246- Boucle Lime Green F253- Boucle Powder Blue F254- Boucle Aegean Blue F255- Boucle Royal Blue F257- Boucle Plum Purple F262- Boucle Silver Gray F263- Boucle Smoke Gray F264- Boucle Winter Gray F265- Boucle Mica Gray F266- Boucle Midnight Black F273- Boucle Putty Tan F274- Boucle Chestnut Brown
     
As sculptor and architect Eero Saarinen's work appears to seamlessly adapt to directions of the International Style and Expressionism. Saarinen's collaboration with Charles Eames resulted in a series of prize-winning furniture designs including the Museum of Modern Art's 1940 Organic Design in Home Furnishings" competition.

The Model 70 Chair, which became to be known as the "Womb Chair", was designed by Eero Saarinen in 1948 and is considered among the ten best mid-century modern furniture designs. Chairs from this era were known for their form, function and flamboyance. They were more comfortable than their Bauhaus modern predecessors, as they were essentially created for "lounging" - a new activity for the 1950's.

Our Model 70 Lounge Chair is inspired by the Womb Chair is faithful to the original design, with a few minor differences. For instance, we use a molded fiber-reinforced internal shell, not a plastic shell, then sculpt the North America sourced foam over that. Our legs are stainless steel, not chrome plated steel. Our upholstery is what sets our version apart from all others on the market. Our fabric is made in North America, and is 100% polyester made from recycled plastic. This fabric is a textured or boucle surface and is extremely durable (250K double rubs) and is water and stain resistant. Features:
  • Molded fiber-reinforced polymer internal shell
  • Stainless steel legs with adjustable glides
  • High Resilient Multi-Density Foam
  • Choice of fabric colors
Dimensions:
Overall: 40.5w x 38d x 37h
Seat Interior: 25w x 20d
Seat Height: 15h
Arm Height: 21h
Weight: 55lbs

Requirements for Your Own Material:
Leather: sq ft
Fabric: 7.2 yds

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Grade 2 Fabric Choices

We offer our own exclusive collection 'boucle' textured fabric in an extensive collection of colors that are particularly suited for the mid-century modern furniture we make. This fabric and colors were custom made just for us, at a well-known North America mill. Made of 100% polyester, our boucle's are soft, durable (250K double rubs), stain and UV resistant. We have arranged these swatches in color groups below.

We are happy to mail you a physical piece of leather so you can hold it in your hands. Click on this link to request a sample.

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Fabric Name: Modern Boucle Fabric
Content: 100% Post-Consumer recycled Polyester
Weight: 22 oz/linear yard
Finish: Greenshield™ (High Performance, Eco-friendly stain guard that beads liquids and easy to clean)
Abrasion Resistance:250,000 Double Rubs(ASTM D4157-13)
Crocking:Wet: Class 5.0, Dry: Class 4.5 (AATCC 8)
Light Fastness:Class 4.0 - 5.0 @ 40 hours (AATCC 16 3511)
Pilling Resistance:Class 5.0 (ASTM D 3511)
Seam Slippage:Warp: 79.5 lbs Fill: 133.0 lbs (ASTM D 4034)
Tensile Strength:Warp: 177.0 lbs Fill: 234.0 lbs (ASTM D 5034)
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Date: 8/15/2018 8:01:59 PM