Nowadays with the mid-century modern style trend, many pieces of furniture designed during this movement have become the sold-out of our times. Indeed, the existence and success of our store by itself is a statement of how requested these creations are. As within many other lines or catalogs, there are always a few pieces that stand out in the crowd thanks to their growing popularity. If you visit the MHD main page right now, you’ll find out our best sellers include mid-century modern icons like Tulip Tables, Eames lounge chair and, our highlight for today’s blog: Saarinen’s Womb Chair & Ottoman.
Eero Saarinen’s masterpiece acclaimed reputation among the furniture loving audience has put it in the spot as one of the most reproduced mid-century modern pieces, just beside Eames’s creation. As a consequence, the appearance of several ethic or bad knock-off sellers that wanted to cover the growing audience need has turned the task of getting a high-quality dream womb into a difficult one. Perhaps, you won’t have to worry anymore because we’ll end the stress of looking for the perfect replica with these 5 best stores to buy the famous womb chair, specifications, and price comparisons (with a non-specifical order) list.
That said, let’s go!
5 best stores to buy a Womb Chair
Amazon is, of course, the king of all things of e-commerce. And, things are not any different for mid-century trendy furnishings. On their website, you’ll find several broad and varied choices of MCM reproductions and replicas, where there will be the Womb Chair & Ottoman.
Plus, you’ll be able to profit from free shipping if you are a Prime subbed. Additionally, Amazon offers a solid assortment of mid-century trendy items, like the Saarinen-inspired tulip table.
Amazon, just like eBay or any similar functioning site, is full official and non-official sellers. Consequently, if you get there, you will have to surf among different womb’s materials, shapes, colors, and price options until you get to find a high-quality piece that matches your budget.
Even for us, certified sellers, it’s difficult to find a link we can % 100 recommend.
A second option is the one sold by Rove Concepts. RC according to their site is curated and crafted experienced that connects designer samples with individuals who seek it. It was founded in the Pacific Northwest in 2011 and grew from a desire to modernize the industry, focusing on quality and contemporary.
The version of Eero Saarinen’s piece craft by them is a little more expensive than the options you could find on Amazon but, the quality is assured to be better and easier to find, just like the people say in their good reviews found on their website.
Their version includes a high-density cushioning and protective pads for the legs, but the price increase makes it somewhat more undesirable than the ones you could get for less and with better quality in stores like Barcelona Designs or MHD.
Check it out here!
Barcelona Designs is a mid-century modern replica store, driven by their mission to share the benefits of high-quality furniture pieces at affordable prices paired with exceptional customer service, that has become the supplier leader of modern, contemporary furniture based on classic furniture.
Their portfolio includes lighting, indoor & outdoor furniture as well as an office furniture range, are crafted from superior quality Italian leather and wood available in a variety of colors, finishes, and textures.
This version of the iconic womb chair sold by BCN rivals the MHD one in quality and color choice. The materials are very similar but are a little more expensive. However, it is a perfect choice for people outside of the US who are looking to get as close as the original as they can.
The price tag is a bit higher than MHD but lower than Rove Concepts and Amazon.
1st Dibs is another good choice for finding vintage mid-mod furniture online. This site offers a phenomenal collection of mid-century modern and other classics. The sellers on 1st Dibs are almost all top-tier dealers.
As a consequence, the replicas you can find there tend to be extremely expensive. Showing prices that can go around 6 to 7.5 k.
There, this piece version is proven to be high-quality but it tends to be extremely expensive.
Give a glance at it here!
Manhattan Home Design
MHD is a high-quality knock-off store that strives to bring to its international clientele, the best mid-century modern furniture replicas at an accessible price.
The guys at MHD produce quality, true-to-original replicas of the Womb Chair & Ottoman, and tho’ the color palette isn’t as broad as in different makers, the colors evoke the initial style crafted by Saarinen. It is shipped assembled to home as sports a similar size and fine arts specifications of the initial Saarinen product. The upholstery is premium boucle fabric (just like the real one) and premium-grade fiberglass for under $1048.
Its quality is a bit lower than the Barcelona Design version, yet very similar and has limited color options.
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