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.
White Molded Plastic Rocking Chair: Want something a bit more sturdy? This plastic rocking chair is PP-moulded on a solid wood base. Wipe off that pesky baby vomit on its easy-clean frame.
Venilale Rocking Chair: A one-year warranty comes with this synthetic-seat, metal frame rocking chair. Its teal hue and recycled wooden rockers could make a splash in any blue-themed living space.
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.
Belham Living Rowan Tub Rocking Chair: For those who like to sit lower, this solid birch wood seat with a walnut finish catches the eye. Sit on its stone polyester to relax after dinner.
Mid Century-Style Upholstered Fabric Rocking Chair: A higher back and darker colour distinguishes this walnut-finished, solid wood dream. Sit it on a grey rug, to stylishly rock away the time.
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.
Mid-Century Rocker: Another birch wood beauty, this rocker sits you lower whilst giving your lounge that mid-century vibe.
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.
Taxido Rocking Chair: Designed by Carlos Bimbi, this triangular rocking chair comes in tens of different colour ways. Get it with an optional headrest on its beechwood and steel base.
Grey Modern Rocking Chair: Prefer a more traditional seat? This grey number features 100% rubberwood gliders and deep padded seating, for a relaxing place to sip wine after work.
Brown Rocking Chair With Leather-like Body & Chrome Base: Follow a more masculine mood, with this faux leather rocker. Featuring a 30 day return guarantee, its chrome base looks cool while rubber stoppers prevent it from tipping.
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.
Modern Curvy Rocking Chair: Half at the office and half at home, this grey linen seat with metal curved legs is perfect for reluctant retirees.
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.
Modern Brown Rocking Chair With Black Metal Base: Don’t have over a thousand to spend? Swap out stainless steel for metal, and make the upholstery taupe to suit a different budget.
Seatbelt Rocking Chair: Love re-using and recycling? This striking purple design is made from old seatbelts, which are stretched over a frame to create a relaxing seat.
Modern Upholstered Rocking Chair: Create shapes with this upholstered chair, framed by a mix of woods and metal. Its simple sophistication would look a treat in a modern bedroom or living room.
White Modern Rocking Chair With Ottoman: Use an ottoman when you need it, hide it away when you don’t. This leatherette rocker stores its footrest in a cubby underneath.
Modern Swivel Glider: Want a seat that’s extra wide? This grey polyester blend is woven by hand. A 360-degree, stainless steel swivel lets you rock back and forth in your chosen direction.
Whale Shaped Kids’ Rocking Chair: Have a whale of a time, in this kid’s rocker chair made with recycled materials. Its 30-day warranty means you can try before you buy.
Nursery Rocker: Go classic, with a simple nursery rocker in stone. Made from a polyester and linen blend, its ash hardwood legs and removable lumbar pillow are constructed by hand.
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.
Acacia Wood Outdoor Rocking Chair: Rather be sitting outside? This acacia rocking chair boasts a water-resistant fabric, able to fob off moss and mould for years to come.
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.
Outdoor Wicker Rocking Chair: Rattan saves the day, with this simply comfortable rocker. A steel frame and sponge sit upon its water-resistant frame, making the most of the outdoors.
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.
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