Reproduction furniture frontrunner Rove Concepts is pioneering the Womb Chair and Egg Chair fashion movement. Brought to the attention of the North American market by their stylish use in European homes and offices, the two mid-century icons have stimulated a flood of imitations – but not all are created equally.
These chairs have always been recognizable internationally but there has been a sudden increase in attention. The classics have recently starred in several well-known European television shows and movies, as well as in European magazines, blog editorials, homes and businesses. Now North America is taking notice too.
The Rove Concepts Womb Chair and Ottoman are inspired by Eero Saarinen, the famed modern architect and designer. Despite looking like other reproductions from afar, this set is dramatically different when it comes to what really counts.
Being comfortable in a chair is essential. Most reproductions seem like they are all the same but when sitting down, the quality is clear. The Rove Concepts Womb Chair and Ottoman have some of the best cushions on the market to make the sitting experience as relaxing as possible. Featuring premium high density CA-117 foam, they will keep their shape and feel for years to come.
The frames are also nothing like the competitors’ as they are not made in a mass manufacturing warehouse with inexpensive plastic and metal. The Womb Chair and Ottoman are constructed around a curved fiberglass shell framed by durable metal and supported by chip and flake resistant chrome finish bases.
But the details make the chair and ottoman truly stunning. For example, the pieces’ upholstery is all painstakingly hand-stitched, while flex and height adjustable floor pads thoughtfully protect floors. It is rare to find such care in the industry.
The Egg Chair is also appearing in the homes and offices of fans around the world. First made by Arne Jacobsen in 1958, the Rove Concepts Egg Chair version retains all the characteristics and integrity of the designer’s vision.
This piece is one of the most comfortable in the Rove Concepts line and certainly the most comfortable out of its competitors. The cushions are made of PU-injected foam, which has a luxurious amount of give while still holding its shape. The padding forms a smooth cold-pressed body wrap around the frame, which provides the piece’s meticulous contouring. The upholstery is also entirely hand-stitched, a fine detail that is rarely done by other companies.
The frame of the Egg Chair may be the most impressive aspect. Unlike many of their competitors, Rove Concepts took the time to construct a curved shell true to the original dimensions. They also included smaller things that make a big difference, such as tilt, 360° swivel and a chip and flake resistant satin finish base.
The characteristics of Rove Concepts make the entire collection special, along with specific product features. All furniture is customizable and comes in a wide array of 100% genuine Italian aniline leathers, Danish boucle wools and Danish cashmeres. They are also happy to use customers’ own material (COM) for a perfect fit in any space. Every item is made with care in small batches exclusively for the company, making it impossible to find them anywhere else. In a market of by-the-number factories, the Rove Concepts approach stands out.
Rove Concepts is the foremost producer of the reproduction Womb Chair and Egg Chair. The company has a showroom in Vancouver, BC and located at www.roveconcepts.com. For more information, please contact them by phone at 1-800-705-6217 or at email@example.com.