Marrying form and function, a well-designed chair is a piece of art that can revamp an entire living space.

Finnish American architect and designer Eero Saarinen created the Womb lounge chair in 1948 for Knoll Studio, after Florence Knoll requested a chair “that was like a basket full of pillows.” Saarinen succeeded, with a ground-breaking design that blew away the trend for large, overstuffed chairs. The inviting embrace of this soft, shell-shaped seat brings a sense of warmth to any room and provides a sense of protection and calm that gives the chair its name.