Treat yourself to a time out in a hanging chair. Here’s a roundup of our rattan-inspired favorites.
Take note that natural rattan is best when it’s kept in a dry location—perfect for hanging on a covered porch or indoors from a ceiling beam (bring that summer swing feeling inside). Want to hang a chair from a branch in the garden? Synthetic rattan to the rescue. Several of our selections are made with weather-resistant synthetic fibers.
Above: Designed for use in a sunroom or covered porch, a Bohemian Rattan Hanging Bowl Chair needs a spot where it can “avoid rain, frost, and heat from direct sunlight.” It is €679 from WOO Design. Above: A Hanging Egg Chair by Sika Design is 14,801 SEK (approximately $1,591 US) from Artilleriet. Above: A natural Hanging Rattan Bowl Chair is £540 from Out There Interiors. Above: Made in Indonesia of hand-bent rattan, Serena and Lily’s Hanging Rattan Chair is suspended by a heavy-duty loop and rope (included); it’s $498. Above: Also by Sika Designs, a rattan Renoir Hanging Swing Chair is $1,248 from Sika Design. Above: A Rattan Hanging Chair bt HK Living is available in white, black, or natural as shown. It is €209 from WOO Design. Above: A gray Swing Chair with a cushion is $739.99 from All Modern. Above: A Pod Hanging Chair has a powder-coated aluminum frame with a woven recycled resin shell; $628 from CB2. Above: A Black Rattan Hanging Chair comes with a hook and chain; best stored in a dry spot, it is £235 from Rockett St George. Above: From Spanish design team Mut, the Nautica Swing Chair looks like bentwood and comes with a fabric seat. The indoor version is crafted of peeled and tinted rattan, while the outdoor version is made of high-resistance aluminum tubing. Contact Expormim for pricing and availability. Above: A Mid-Century Woven Rattan Hanging Egg Chair is $1,400 from 1st Dibs. Above: A midcentury design, the Eureka Hanging Chair by Giovanni Travasa is still being handmade in Italy, with a leather hanging strap. Prices start at $5,600, depending on the finish, at Property Furniture.
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N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on August 13, 2013.