Rocking chairs

After a long break, The Hunter is back featuring interesting design for you. Lots of things are happening, and amongst all, the most important is that The Hunter will become a father of a baby girl in a few weeks time.

Preparing for the arrival of a child is quite an experience. There are so many related products for you to buy that it could be a bit overwhelming.

The next item on the list was a rocking chair for nursing. Of course this seems to be a must have. I have memories from both my grandmothers’ houses and their rocking chairs. One had heavy and really ornate mahogany chairs, and the other had 70’s brown and green faux leather matching chairs. But what I remember the most was the fun of rocking myself to total boredom.

With my memories on hand and the computer, we started the search for the perfect, comfortable and yet stylish chair. This will be an important addition to our house after so many years of childless purchases.

It took longer than expected, and surprisingly there are not that many cool options on the market. We decided to go Nordic in style at the end, and go for a Eames white chair.

But this search was calling for a blog post; with a bit more research, I have put together a short list of what is out there for young parents. Not in any particular order, these are some of the most remarkable rocking chairs right now:

1. Classic Eames

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Eames RAR Chair Grey Mauve by Charles & Ray Eames, £465 at The Conran Shop

2. Patchwork

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Modern Patchwork Rocking Chair inspired by Eames RAR, £125 at Onske

3. Pure design

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Sway by Markus Krauss. The shape of the seat enables many-sided use even in pairs.

4. Beautiful lines

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Wishbone Rocking Chair by TOBY HOWES FINE FURNITURE£3,500 from  Not on the High Street

5. For the loft

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Rocker No.1 by Brendan Gallagher, made of walnut, woven wire mesh and fabric.

6. Vintage

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Rocking chair by Austrian architect and designer Roland Rainer (1950s), found on Etsy £340

7. 70’s inspiration

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GT Rocker  $1,150 at Shelter Home. Inspired by airport lounge seating and 70’s car interiors.

8. Midcentury

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Mid-Century Rocker Chair ($289)

9. Foldable 

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Vʼs Rocker (Midnight Palm Trees from House of Hackney). Etsy, £715.00

10. British design

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Windsor Rocker by Heal’s,£2,349

11. Ikea

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GRÖNADAL from IKEA£145

12. Nordic inspiration

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O Nordic, found at Ali Express$2,417.80

13. For the outdoors

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The MBRACE COLLECTION, rocking chair by DEDON

14. The ultimate nursery ‘must-have’

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Rockid from Ontwerpduo, 845€

15. Simply don’t

No matter how comfy these type are, they are actually very expensive and they would ruin any interior…

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