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Ten designs that put the "rock" in rocking chair

No longer relegated to grandma’s rump room or your newborn child’s nursery, dare we say that rocking chairs rock? New materials, bold colors and modern lines and ergonomics have rejuvenated the humble old wooden rocker. There are quite a few modern offerings that are sure to surprise and delight you, and we’ve compiled our favorites here for your rocking pleasure.

Harper Rocking Chair by Noé Duchaufour Lawrance for Bernhardt Design
Harper Rocking Chair by Noé Duchaufour Lawrance for Bernhardt Design

French designer Noé Duchaufour Lawrance reinvented the “classic American” rocking chair for American manufacturer Bernhardt Design. Maple wood was used for the spindles and cherry wood for the structure.

Ivetta Rocking Chair by Giancarlo Cutello for Formabilio

A snuggly, huggy, comfy, cozy rocking chair from Italian designer Giancarlo Cutello. Designer for Formabilio, the simple beech wood structure is wrapped in soft Italian wool felt.

Rockers n°2 by Lanzavecchia + Wai

Why rock alone when you could rock with someone else? Two is (almost) always better than one. Designed for their solo exhibition “ROCK IT!”, design duo Francesca Lanzavecchia and Hunn Wai’s Rocker n°2 turns child’s play into a sophisticated grown-up object.

First Rocking Chair by Muller van Severen

Belgian designers Fien Muller and Hannes van Severen crafted a leather-seated rocking chair that downright cradles you while you rock! Perfection? We think so.

Rockid by Ontwerpduo

Tineke Beunders and Nathan Wierink of the Dutch design studio Ontwerpduo have done it again! Rockid brings parent and baby together in a contemporary way that reinvents an ancient tradition.

Cradle Chair by Richard Clarkson, Grace Emmanual, Kalivia Russel, Eamon Moore, Brodie Cambell, Jeremy Brooker and Joya Boerrigter

Cradle Chair is the result of a collaboration between research and design. Created as a solution for sufferers of Rhythmic Movement Disorder (RMD), the chair is intended to bring relaxation and comfort to all of its users.