SA46 | Pouf
Pouf with wooden base and self-supporting expanded foam. Not removable covering in fabric or leather. Vassar College, the institution based in Poughkeepsie, New York, commissioned in 1958 Eero Saarinen to design Noyes House, a crescent-shape dormitory whose parlor featured a flamboyantly sunken circular sofa that students quickly dubbed the passion pit. Within the lounge, around the circular parlor, Saarinen placed some of his previous designs, among then the “womb” chair. He also projected some specific furniture to fit the location: the fabric covered ottomans and the glass tables.