To launch my most-coveted-object-of-the-day blog, I must begin with an item I've longed for since at least 2002.

Behold, the Womb chair and ottoman designed in the 1940s by Eero Saarinen for Knoll:

• In 1949, Saarinen wrote to a client the following about the chair : "It was designed on the theory that a great number of people have never felt really comfortable and secure since they left the womb. The chair is an attempt to rectify this maladjustment in our civilization."
• The arms are at a perfect height for relaxing without slumping.
• It's roomy without being obnoxiously oversized.
• It's retro but timeless.
• It's available in numerous colors, which means B would be happy.

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