The 5 Best Womb Chair Replicas

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It isn’t hard to understand why furniture shoppers with great taste (and modest budgets) would want to find the best womb chair replica.

Designed by furniture designer Eero Saarinen in 1948, the elegant design of the original womb chair instantly made it an icon of mid century modernism. 

An incredibly comfortable chair with a sturdy stainless steel frame, the cup-like shell of the original design was also stunning to look at.

Finnish architect Eero Saarinen
Finnish-American designer Eero Saarinen, designer of the Womb Chair
[photo: Balthazar Korab / Library of Congress]

With the clean lines and timeless style that defined mid century modern furniture designs, it was a modern masterpiece that helped elevate the style of any office or living room.  

And while it’s still possible to buy the real thing from Knoll, the company that Saarinen designed it for, the real Knoll womb chair is way outside the price range of most furniture shoppers. 

An authentic womb lounge chair from Knoll costs nearly $7,000, which is more money than most of us spend decorating an entire room!

But fortunately for those of us with more modest budgets, Saarinen’s womb chair has spawned plenty of “homages” from modern designers: 

Today it’s possible to find a high-quality replica of the womb chair at a much more affordable price.  

In this post we’ve rounded up the most affordable, stylish and high-quality reproductions on the market today, so you can enhance your living space without blowing up your budget.


Top Picks↓

You can learn (a lot) more about each chair below, but here’s a quick run down of our favorites:

Overall Best Replica Womb Chair:
Kardiel Womb Fabric Chair & Ottoman
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Best Cheap Womb Chair Dupe:
Sohnne Womb Chair Replica
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Most Color & Fabric Options:
Eternity Modern Womb Chair & Ottoman


Who Wrote This Article

Irreverent Gent Founder and Editor-in-Chief Dave Bowden is a mid-century modern furniture enthusiast who also happens to be a trusted service journalist with more than a decade of experience.

His shopping recommendations have been featured everywhere from the The Wall Street Journal and New York Magazine to Men’s Health and many other trusted publications.

How We Created This List

Faithfulness to
Original Design

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Materials &
Construction 

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Online User Reviews and Ratings 

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The three main criteria we used to assess each replica Womb chair were their fidelity to the original’s design, the quality of their materials and the experience of real users who have assembled and sat in each chair. 

We took a close look at the design and specs of each chair to see how its style and aesthetic compares to the original, and examined the materials, construction and quality of each chair to determine how much value it delivers relative to both the price, and other comparable Womb dupes in the same general price range.

Finally, we tried to assess how each chair stacks up in real life – as compared to what you see on the sales page – by doing a deep dive into user reviews to find out what real people had to say after buying and sitting in the chairs.

To learn more about how we rate and review products, check out our product review and round up policy here.


Bring Saarinen’s Style Home:

The (Absolute) Best Replica Womb Chairs & Ottomans 


Overall Best Eero Saarinen Womb Chair Replica ↓

Kardiel Womb Fabric Chair & Ottoman

Kardiel Womb Fabric Chair & Ottoman

Features:

  • Upholstery Material: 95% Polyester, 5% Acrylic
  • Colors Available: 4
  • Cushion Material: Multi-density foam
  • Frame Material: Black steel
  • Ottoman Included: Yes

Why We Like It:

Boasting the same mid-century modern design as the original piece, Kardiel’s reproduction of the womb chair is a much more affordable option that easily ranks as our top recommendation.

What I like about their version of the womb chair is that it has so many of the original’s hallmarks: the fiberglass shell, the sturdy steel legs, and (of course) the matching ottoman.

Plus, it comes in a variety of colors, which is great for those who have a unique design aesthetic in mind.

It also comes with protective pads that will keep your floor from scuffing, and allow you to adjust the chair to your perfect height.

Add in the fact that it costs less than half the price of the authentic Knoll chair, and you get an affordable womb chair reproduction that’s worthy of the iconic original.

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Best Cheap Womb Chair Dupe ↓

Sohnne Womb Chair Replica

Sohnne Womb Chair Replica

Features:

  • Upholstery Material: Cashmere
  • Colors Available: 3
  • Cushion Material: “Ultra plush”
  • Frame Material: Stainless steel
  • Ottoman Included: Yes

Why We Like It:

Sohnne offers affordable replicas of some of the most iconic pieces in the history of furniture design.

I have their replica of the iconic Ray and Charles Eames chair, and have been quite impressed with everything from the wooden frame to the comfortable foam molding of the cushions (not to mention the low price tag).

Sohnne’s womb chair is an equally faithful reproduction of another iconic design that combines good design with a reasonable price and good reviews from users.

It’s only available in three colors, which is on the lower end in color options, especially compared to the Eternity Modern option below.

But all three color variations use a premium cashmere wool that adds to the softness of the seating experience and the value of the overall chair.

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Did you know…?

Furniture designer and architect Eero Saarinen actually designed the womb chair at Florence Knoll’s request.

According to the Knoll Company, Florence – herself a famed designer, probably best known for her iconic sofa – wanted “a chair that was like a basket full of pillows – something she could really curl up in.”


Most Color & Fabric Options ↓

Eternity Modern Womb Chair & Ottoman

Eternity Modern Womb Chair & Ottoman

Features:

  • Upholstery Material: 21 different options
  • Colors Available: 57
  • Cushions: Medium firm cushion (cushion softness customizable)
  • Frame Material: Polished #304 grade stainless steel legs with chrome finish
  • Ottoman Included: Yes

Why We Like It:

Coming in behind the Kardiel and Sohnne models listed above, Eternity Modern’s womb ottoman combo is another iconic recreation of Eero Saarinen ‘s popular designs. 

It comes in a (rather ridiculously) wide range of color options, and also offers a variety of upholstery options, allowing you to choose your own fabric from a list of 21 modern materials, including vegan leather, cashmere, premium wool fabric and more. 

It also has a chrome frame finish over its stainless steel legs, making it sturdy enough to hold up for a long time (even with everyday use), and handsome enough to elevate just about any space. 

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Rove Concepts Womb Chair and Ottoman

Rove Concepts Womb Chair and Ottoman

Features:

  • Upholstery Material: Synthetic Dacron silk
  • Colors Available: 5
  • Cushion Material: PU-injected foam
  • Frame Material: Polished #304 grade stainless steel
  • Ottoman Included: Yes

Why We Like It:

A beautiful chair that faithfully captures the curvature and mid-century modern style of the original, Rove Concepts’ replicas boast fiberglass frames and a polished, #304 grade stainless steel frame, both of which should help ensure the chair has a long life span.

While some of the cheaper dupes on sites like Wayfair use low quality stitching or even glue to bind the upholstery, Rove Concepts’ upholstery is hand-stitched using a braided lockstitch, which further extends the chair’s lifespan and speaks to the quality of their manufacturing process.

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France & Sons Womb Chair & Ottoman

France & Sons Womb Chair & Ottoman

Features:

  • Upholstery Material: Polyester and velvet
  • Colors Available: 2
  • Cushion Material: Not specified
  • Frame Material: Stainless steel
  • Ottoman Included: Yes

Why We Like It:

This reproduction from France & Sons ostensibly comes in five different color options, but as of the time of this writing there are only two available – the dark brown pictured above, and a white “ivory” color.

This model boasts a lot of the same advantages as both vintage womb chairs and the other replicas listed above, including a fiberglass shell, stainless steel frame and (of course) the design of the chair, which is optimized for maximized comfort.

But this one also has the distinct advantage of coming fully assembled, making it one of the best products for people who share my aversion to at-home handy work, who just want a womb replica that will be ready to sit in as soon as it arrives.

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The Recap ↓

Overall Best Womb Chair Replica

Dave Bowden

Kardiel Womb Fabric Chair & Ottoman

Summary

Boasting the same timeless design as the original Saarinen womb chair, Kardiel’s reproduction of the womb chair is a much more affordable option that easily ranks as our top recommendation.

4.5
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Banner Illustration: Irreverent Gent

About Dave Bowden

Dave Bowden

Founder, Irreverent Gent
Author, Man in Command and Stop Doubting, Start Dating
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Dave Bowden is a style blogger, menswear expert and best-selling author (in Canada—but still!) whose advice on how to look good and live well has been featured in New York Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Men's Health and more.

When not obsessing over style and self-improvement, he can usually be found spending time with his wonderful wife and two amazing sons, indulging in a hoppy craft beer, or sobbing over the woeful state of Toronto's sports teams.

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