5 great: rocking chairs

There are days, like today when my daughter is sick or when she just needs help calming down, when I wish I had still had a rocker. Here are 5 super lovely rocking chairs that may not be the best choice when you're breastfeeding a baby all night long for, well, years and years and dreaming of sleeping in an actual bed, but will fill the occasional rocker need once those baby-toddler days are past and look good in the process. 

Eames molded fiberglass from Herman Miller

Eames molded fiberglass from Herman Miller

This is the one I have always wanted and still wold love to have now. Shown above with molded fiberglass seat in Ultramarine with black wire base & walnut rockers, with many other configurations available. 

comback rocking chair, designed by Patricia Uroquiola for Kartell, at hive modern

comback rocking chair, designed by Patricia Uroquiola for Kartell, at hive modern

The Kartell Comback rocking chair has a perfect vintage feel, but was designed by Patricia Uroquiola in 2013. I love it's style, as well as the high back which is really a must for real rocking. A thermoplastic body, available in 6 colors, is complimented by oak-stained ash wood rockers. 

  VÄRMDÖ Rocking chair, IKEA. 

 

VÄRMDÖ Rocking chair, IKEA. 

VÄRMDÖ Rocking chair, IKEA. This indoor/outdoor chair can be equipped with cushions if desired and can go wherever you may need a bit of rocking and at a reasonable price too. 

 

Race rocker chair from Race Furniture

Race rocker chair from Race Furniture

The classic Race Rocker was designed in 1948 by Ernest Race. The steel frame features a websprung seat, optional back cushion and hardwood armrests, which means it's also suited for indoor or outdoor use. It is available in 7 colors, including the lovely blue shown above and yellow, with a choice of natural or stained black Oak or Beech armrests. 

Fredrik Kayser Rocking Chair for Vatne Mobler OFFERED BY DANISH MODERN LA on 1stdibs.com

Fredrik Kayser Rocking Chair for Vatne Mobler OFFERED BY DANISH MODERN LA on 1stdibs.com

Number 5 really is Vintage (though it may be a bit cheaty). There are oh so many amazing vintage rockers that I adore. The one above is a Fredrik Kayser Teak, wicker & brass rocker from 1958 found on 1stdibs. Other favorites include vintage Eames, Wenger, Nakashima and Frank Reenskaug.