Campus News

Fall Term Finals

December 13, 2016
Office of Communications
A student reads, curled up in a ball chair
Ball chair in Mudd Library Photo credit: Courtesy of Oberlin College

As fall semester comes to a close, Mudd Center library's iconic chairs fill with students preparing for final examinations. Known as “womb” chairs in Obie-speak, but actually called “ball” chairs by Finnish designer Eero Arnio, these chairs provide students an inviting place to study, read, or just escape.

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