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A few weeks ago I did a small roundup of modern rockers to accompany a decor story in the Boston Globe. (Every Monday my lovely colleague Jaci Conroy writes an interior design article for the Globe and I pull together a corresponding group of furnishings & accessories.) I found so many great modern rocking chairs + contemporary rocking chairs that I figured a blog post was in order.
These all have great styling and are a far departure from traditional rockers or overstuffed gliders for the nursery. We have an Eames molded plastic rocker in sky blue on the Cape that we bought for my son, though I think it’s in our room now. Sometimes I use it on our little deck. I didn’t include that iconic example here, but there are other examples (mid-century modern furniture replicas), like the #16, the Swerve which has jaunty cut-outs and a full wooden base.
I love the look of #5, a very spare rocker from NYC shop Matter, and of love the tall mint-upholstered one by Normann Copenhagen. And if only I could place that blush colored Artifort rocker in the model apartment I’m decorating. Probably thought, the one that makes the most sense for my lifestyle is Gus Modern’s GT rocker (#13). It is definitely a contemporary rocking chair in style, but with enough cushion to be comfy.
1 Comback Rocking Chair by Patricia Urquiola for Kartell, $890 at YLiving.
2 Taxed Rocking Chair by Segis, $1,309.99 at AllModern.
3 First Rocking Chair, $3,170 at Matter.
4 Buttercup Rocker by Blu Dot, $899 at Lumens.
5 Era Rocking Chair by Normann Copenhagen & Simon Legald, $1,860 at A+R.
6 Terra Rocking Chair by Antonio Forteleoni for ATIPIC, $1,172 at AllModern.
7 Outback II Rocking Chair, $329 at CB2.
8 Hand-Woven Rocker, $299 at Urban Outfitters.
9 Geneva Wood Patio Rocking Chair by Safavieh, $216 at Target.
10 500 Series Rocking Chair by Artifort, $4,006 at YLiving.
11 Stingray Rocker by Thomas Pedersen, $4,537 at Danish Design Store.
12 Luxembourg Rocking Chair by Fermob, $1,024 at Horne.
13 GT Rocker by Gus Modern, $1,150 at 2modern.
14 Rapson Rocker by Ralph Rapson for Loll Designs, $1,159 at YLiving.
15 Aquios Bentwood Rocking Chair by CorLiving, $102.05 at Overstock.
16 Swerve Rocking Chair by Modway, $299 at IFN Modern.
17 Regatta Rocking Chair, $499 at Crate & Barrel.
18 POÄNG Rocking Chair, $169 at Ikea.
19 Risom Rocker, $2,470 at DWR.
20 Version 5 Rocker by A. Jacob Marks for Skram, $5,302 at Lumens.
21 Voido Rocking Chair by Ron Arad for Magis, $985 at YLiving.
23 Mid-Century Rocking Chair, $599 at Land of Nod.
24 Mod Lounger by Lisa Albin for OFFI, $599 at YLiving.
25 Rocker Chair by Guidecraft, $109.95 at AllModern.
26 Sleepytime Rocker by Nursery Works, $499 at YLiving.
27 Rapson Greenbelt Rocker with Arms by Ralph Rapson, $1,695 at YLiving.
28 Wicker & Chrome Mid-Century Rocking Chair, $850 at Chairish.
29 Springwood Rocking Chair, $799 at Land of Nod.
31 Windsorrondack Single Rocker by Board by Design, $4,100 at Aha Life.
32 Rocking Chair in Scrapwood by Piet Hein Eek, $921 at The Future Perfect.
33 Rocking Chair by Adrian Pearsall,$3,000 at Azalea Modern, 1stdibs.
34 Upholstered Mid Century Rocking Chair, $281.71 at shopladder, eBay.
35 Rocking Bent Wood Chairs, $1,875 at S.Julian, 1stdibs.
36 Do Do Rocking Chair by Jean-Marie Massaud for Poltrona Frau at Switch Modern.
Since we’re all crazy for cacti these days, I’ll share artist Lindsay Gardner‘s plant artwork. I stumbled across them a couple of months ago and thought they were so cute that I purchased one. I had her send it directly to Florida (I like to have a little present awaiting each time I arrive). It’s just as lovely in person; more so, since you can see the varying colorations of the watercolors. It’s taped up to the wall in its plastic sheath at the moment, but I hope to bring it to the framer today.
Lindsay Gardner works primarily in watercolor because, she says, “It requires a delicate balance of control and spontaneity, often producing unexpected colors and forms what are both precise and imperfect.” Her work is inspired by colors and shapes she finds in nature (and actual nature in this case) and architecture, geometric patterns, woven and knitted textiles, eating and cooking, seasons and how they impact our customs and traditions, and family history.
Gardner grew up in West Michigan, attended Middlebury College where she studied art and literature, and now lives in Oakland, California. These are a few of her plant watercolors that depict cacti and succulents in colorful planters and those on-trend geo terrariums.
Succulent No. 2
Terrarium No. 2
The Collector’s Table
Three Plants taped to my wall.
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