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Kardiel’s Mid Century Classic Womb Chair & Ottoman Premium Reproduction Features: * Removable ottoman and chair seat and back cushions * Bouclé Fabric in a Premium Cashmere Wool Blend. 35% Cashmere – 65% Poly/Dacron * Flex angle- height adjustable floor protecting pad discs * Constructed around a curvature true fiberglass shell * Internal molded body bolt sleeves secure the metal frame * Chair Dimensions: height 35″ at the highest point x depth 38.6″ x width 37.8″ at the widest point * Chair Dimension: floor to seat height 18.1″ * Chair Dimension: floor to arm height 22.2″ * Ottoman Dimensions: height 18.9″ x depth 21.7″ x width 24.8″ * Premium High density CA-117 foam for long term appearance retention * Chip and flake resistant Chrome Finish Base * The entire chair is Hand Sewn/Stitched * 3 year limited manufactures warranty Where Cashmere Wool comes from. Cashmere wool fiber is obtained from “Cashmere goats.” Historically, fine-haired Cashmere goats have been called Capra hircus laniger, as if they were a subspecies of the domestic goat Capra Hircus. Cashmere goats produce a double fleece that consists of a fine, soft undercoat or under-down of hair mingled with a straighter and much coarser outer coating of hair called Guard Hair. For the fine under-down to be sold and processed further, it must be de-haired. De-hairing is a mechanical process that separates the coarse hairs from the fine hair. After this separating process the resulting premium “cashmere” is ready to be dyed and converted into yarn. About the Bouclé Fabric Style. Bouclé is a fabric with length of loops of similar size that range from tiny circlets to larger curls. To make bouclé, at least two strands are combined, with the tension on one strand being much looser than the other as it is being plied. Bouclé in wool is a long lasting fabric that maintains its interesting and inviting texture for years. History of the Iconic Womb Chair Finnish Modern Furniture Designer Eero Saarinen created the Womb Chair, originally known as the Wombat Chair in 1948. He believed strongly that the whole field of design is all one body. He had three design principles – Function, Structure and being part of the time. The Womb Chair design consists of molded fiber glass shell covered with foam and then upholstered. The chair and ottoman is supported by a bent tubular frame. To increase the comfort, Eero also designed the chair with loose cushions and a coordinating ottoman. It was named Womb Chair because it envelops allowing you to curl up and relax in comfort. Eero Saarinen designed with the human body form in mind. A simple concept yes, but many designers prefer aesthetics to functionality. In nearly every case, a piece of furniture that rises to become a classic has both striking artistic form as well as function. The Womb Chairs organic form is representative of the mid century Scandinavian modernism style of furniture using synthetic materials to create inspired forms. History of the Designer, Eero Saarinen Eero Saarinen born 1910 was a Finnish American architect and industrial designer famous for his ability to master varying style. For example, he was accomplished in both simple, sweeping, arching structural curves and seemingly the opposite side of the spectrum, machine-like rationalism. He designed many important pieces of furniture including one of the most famous, the “Womb” chair and ottoman (1948). The “Tulip” or “Pedestal” group (1956), features side and arm chairs, dining, coffee and side tables, as well as a stool. Eero’s designs were extensive, all were highly successful except for the “Grasshopper” lounge chair, which, although in production through 1965, was not a big hit.