A touch of new objectivity
by Fabian Peters | 5/10/2018
Quo vadis, furniture design? This year’s Salone del Mobile reveals a few ideas. An analysis in our glance back at the fair.
Designed in 1948 by Eero Saarinen, the two-seater sofa Womb Settee was reintroduced by Knoll in 2016. Envisioned as part of the General Motors Technical Center, the monumental architectural project taken on by the architect, the Womb Settee is ranked as one of the most characteristic pieces offered by Knoll. As Saarinen said: "Today more than ever we need to relax". Following that line of thinking, the sofa is today presented in a restored version: the Womb Settee Relax. Soft polyurethane foam and feather padding of the seat cushions provides enhanced comfort. The sturdiness of the structure is preserved, but the final result is that of an extremely welcoming and comfortable seat.
|Seat finish||with upholstery|
|Backrest finish||with back padding
|Armrest finish||with armrests|
shades of grey