Remember this box?
Let’s open it up…
Do you recall the chair obsession I mentioned earlier? As soon as I had the Eames Lounge Chair in my possession, I knew this was my next conquest – it’s the Womb Chair and Ottoman by Eero Saarinen for Knoll. (Saarinen is perhaps best known by Americans as the designer of the St. Louis arch.) He designed the Womb Chair in 1948 in response to Florence Knoll’s request for “a chair that was like a basket full of pillows, something I could really curl up in.” Saarinen somehow managed to make something that looks like sculpture in the room, but is indeed that comfortable.
My darling husband has been trying to surprise me with one for years, but I always seem to inadvertently find out. The stars aligned for us this summer and we ordered this one together – and then I waited not very patiently for 12 weeks for it to arrive. It reminded me of how hard it is to wait for Christmas to come when you’re a kid.
The fabric is the Classic Boucle in Aegean. This chair is most often seen in red, but I decided to take a risk on this teal color and I’m so glad I did. I also got the black legs instead of the more commonly seen chrome. I saw the black legs at a family friend’s house this summer and was sold. We have so much chrome/silver in the house that I thought the black legs would be a great counterpoint to all that. Once I get the window coverings hung up I’ll be able to photograph the whole wall behind it, which is painted in Benjamin Moore’s Baby Seal Black. It’s actually a dark charcoal color, but it really lets the chair stand out.
So what am I dreaming of next? Believe it or not, I’m not exactly sure. Any suggestions? What do you covet for your own home?