Fans are in love with Stanley Tucci's chair - and we've found a similar version for £1000s less

The iconic design without the scary price tag

Stanley Tucci
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It seems that Stanley Tucci's influence is creeping out of the kitchen, as eagle eyes on social media have spotted a lust-worthy piece of lounge furniture in his home. The Stanley Tucci Womb Chair not only looks stylish and comfy, but is a timeless, iconic design.

The actor and cookery writer may not be synonymous with the best sofas and armchairs, instead we're used to lusting items like the toaster oven in his pantry, or his kitchen paint colour. But The Devil Wears Prada star proves that his style credentials go beyond his cooking spaces when we spotted him sitting in the famed Knoll Saarinen Womb Chair in an Instagram reel while he was discussing two favourite new cookbooks.

While many of the comments on the Instagram were, of course, about the books Stanley was discussing, the chair popped up time and time again.

'I would love to have his chair😍' wrote one follower.

'this is a good reading Nook chair' said another.

But what makes the Knoll Saarinen Womb Chair so special?

Stanley Tucci's Knoll Saarinen Womb Chair

Yellow Knoll Saarinen Womb Chair with matching Ottoman by window in living room

(Image credit: Knoll International)

The chair in question has been a design classic ever since its inception back in 1946. Architect and furniture designer Florence Knoll reportedly said to designer Eero Saarinen, 'I want a chair that is like a basket full of pillows…something I can curl up in', and what was created ended up being the Womb Chair that Stanley Tucci now owns one of.

Grey Knoll Saarinen Womb Chair with matching Ottoman

(Image credit: Knoll International)

However, the price does reflect the prestigious design history and the womb-like comfort it provides, and while the actual cost can range slightly from retailer to retailer, we are talking thousands. At modern design store Aram, the Womb Chair is available for £3,355.80 (reduced from £3,948), while at Nest it's on sale for £5,436 (reduced from £6,396). And, no, neither of those include the matching ottoman.

So, of course, to get the Tucci look we had to find some alternatives for you...

Alternatives to the Womb Chair

If you've been inspired by Stanley Tucci and want, but can't afford a Womb Chair (hi! It's us!), then maybe one of our alternatives will help you create the perfect reading nook whether you're exploring new cookery books or flipping through the latest issue of Ideal Home.

Thea Babington-Stitt
Assistant Editor

Thea Babington-Stitt is the Assistant Editor for Ideal Home. Thea has been working across some of the UK’s leading interiors titles for nearly 10 years. 

She started working on these magazines and websites after graduating from City University London with a Masters in Magazine Journalism. Before moving to Ideal Home, Thea was News and Features Editor at Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc and Country Homes & Interiors.