34 Modern Rocking Chairs That Look Cool, Collected and Stylish
Rocking chairs are not only for new mothers and the elderly. Smooth, comfortable and gently moving, they offer a great place to read, watch TV, or simply reminisce about times past whilst rocking back and forth. These 34 rocking chairs follow mid-century modern, Scandinavian and international designs, leading the way with their innovative forms. Find a plastic Ray Eames replica – at a fraction of the original’s price. Rock out in a brown leather chair supported on chrome. Take a peek through our top 34 list, to see how rockers can relax your modern home.
Stylish Rattan Rocking Chair: Complement a South-East Asian-style home with the Orinoco Rocking Chair, a stylish find in rattan. Its white metal legs are perfect for watching the world go by in your lounge or conservatory.
Acapulco-Style Outdoor Rocker Chair: Like a bit more colour? Mexican-themed abodes would appreciate this plastic weave find, which uses Mayan hammock-weaving techniques to create beauty with ergonomics. Stand its coloured strands and rust-proof iron frame on the deck for morning birdsong.
Eames-Style Rocker: Eames’ Eiffel legs are shown off in this white, metal and wooden beauty. Available in black, baby blue, red and green, its PP plastic frame is available at a fraction of Eames’ price – or you can buy the original here.
Eames-Style Patchwork Chair: A craft-loving household would appreciate this patchwork rocker. Featuring natural wood gliders, chromed steel supports and a seat in hand-stitched wool, it mimics Eames’ classic contours without the high price tag.
Risom Rocker Chair: Available in soft tweed, leather and twill, this gorgeous rocker by Danish designer Jens Risom supports your arms and head. Its nine-buttoned, tufted back feels balanced with a counterweight on its front rail. Splash out through our link for comfort and beauty – or find a cheaper replica here.
Mid-Century Fabric Rocking Chair: On an even tighter budget? Tick most of the Risom’s boxes, with this birch rocker chair in a walnut finish. Buy it in grey, wheat, or muted blues, greens and oranges and assemble it yourself.
Welch Rocking Chair: French-inspired and constructed in birch wood, this similar-looking rocker is just that little bit smoother. Pair its warm wooden tones with matching wooden furniture, for a piece that’ll last.
Modern Style Nursery Rocking Chair: Not all of our rockers are designed for new mothers, but this chair certainly is. With a cosy micro-fibre seat cushion, three reclining positions and a machine-washable cover that does away with old vomit, this chair is perfect for breastfeeding. Its solid beech wood rockers and aluminium legs provide a sturdy base below an ergonomic plastic core.
Grey Modern Rocking Chair: Not a new mother? While the days away on this textured twill, foam-cushioned rocker. With tufted button detailing and added armrests, it’s the perfect place to finish off your latest read.
Modern Patchwork Rocking Chair: Patchwork lovers can’t go past this child-size rocking chair. Perfect for nurseries or baby rooms, its Eiffel base, wood rockers and foam-cushioned seat make it easy to nurse your loved one to sleep.
Mid-Century Inspired Wood and Metal Rocking Chair: Buy a design you’ll always appreciate. This beautiful mid-century find boasts moulded beech and plywood, a stainless steel frame and walnut rocking sleighs, to ensure your form is always enveloped in style.
Bent Plywood Rocking Chair: The Buttercup Rocking Chair looks like it’s straight out of MoMA. Made from bent plywood forming armrests, a rolling back and seat, it’s set upon stainless steel and floor-protecting gliders. Buy it in your choice of three wood veneers.
GT Rocking Lounge Chair: Long, spacious and oh-so-buttery, this gorgeous chair rocks its Dacron-wrapped cotton. Get it in this delicious yellow, grey, white or blue for a felt-bottomed chair ideal for the beach house.
Scandinavian-Style Rocking Chair: Look to Scandinavia for the ultimate in chic rocking chair design. This light beech wood frame lets you stretch out in style – or you can save pennies with something similar, like this find.
Foldable Eucalyptus Wood Outdoor Rocker: Eucalyptus is renowned for its strength and sustainability, and this rocking chair in its wood is no different. Paired with resin detailing and a woven seat, it’s a perfect piece for the patio, offering a spot to watch flowers. Fold it away for ease when the rain or less guests come.
Mid Century Wegner Style Rocking Chair: For an outside look that sits inside, you can’t go past this Wegner-inspired rocking chair. Following legendary designer Hans Wegner’s Circle Chair, its inclining solid wood offers a halfway point between dining chair and rocker. Beads detail its thick, woven back, which provides extra spine support for the discerning user.