Rock-a-Wow, Baby: 8 Futuristic Rocking Chairs
The term “rocking chair” typically brings to mind bucolic images of sleeping babies, contented grandparents and long afternoon naps. Today’s roundup of futuristic rocking chairs, on the other hand, present an array of bold, sculptural escapades in creative design. From the gleaming metallic stripes of Gareth Neal’s undulating masterpiece to the pretzel-like quality of the Osteon chair, these pieces’ creators must have had yoga poses on the brain while putting their early sketches down on paper. Although each offers a study in the relation between geometry and physics with a dash of aesthetic interest thrown in to hold our attention, those wishing for a more free-form approach to movement might prefer the Southern Hemisphere rocking chair from the mind of Ron Arad; just add water and start rockin’.