September 29, 2022 11:00 EST

Art and Design

 
  Lot 61
 

61

Eero Saarinen (Finnish-American, 1910-1961)
"Womb" Chair (Model 70), Knoll International, designed 1947-48, the present lot circa 1970s

Chromed steel, knit upholstery
Unmarked

H: 36 1/2, W: 40, D: 36 in.

Provenance

Property from a Private Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Collection

Sold for $1,008
Estimated at $1,500 - $2,500


 

Chromed steel, knit upholstery
Unmarked

Provenance

Property from a Private Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Collection

Literature

Cara Creenberg, Mid-Century Modern, Harmony, p. 77 (for the chair model)
Martin Eidelberg, Design 1935-1965: What Modern Was, Abrams, p. 210
Charlotte and Peter Fiell, Modern Furniture Classics: Postwar to Post-Modernism, Thames & Hudson, pp. 24-25, 33, 41, 45
Jerryll Habegger and Joseph H. Osman, Sourcebook of Modern Furniture, p. 405
David Hanks, The Century of Modern Design, Flammarion, p. 85
Brian Lutz, Knoll: A Modernist Universe, Rizzoli, pp. 36, 116-117, 122-123

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