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Part Swing, Part Chair, With a Mid-Century Mod Past
Outdoor hanging chairs combine two favorite outdoor pastimes: sitting and swinging. They arrived on the scene during the mid-20th century, particularly in the early 1970s. Notable designs of the past include:
- The Hanging Parrot Chair by Ib Argreg
- A colorful scroll-style indoor/outdoor chair made of powder-coated wrought iron
- Rupert Oliver's Leaf Chair from the late 1960s
- Bubble Chair by Eero Aarnio, first produced in 1968
- Rattan Egg chairs
Maybe it's a nostalgia thing that these chairs are... reappearing decades later, or perhaps it's the popularity of pushing our rooms and furniture outdoors that a hanging chair seems like a natural. It certainly looks inviting. With that in mind, we invite you to don your favorite hippie threads, quickly get into a Zen-like state, and check out our choices for the season's best outdoor hanging chairs. Peace.
The Cageling (pictured) is the creation of Netherlands design firm Ontwerpduo.Continue to 2 of 6 below.
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Anthropologie Knotted Melati Hanging Chair
Students of fiber arts in the 1960s through 1980s would weave, knot and tie wall hangings, plant hangers and sometimes hanging chairs. Let's envision the Knotted Melati from Anthropologie as something that could have been the creation of an earthy artist of this era. Intrigued?
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- Hanging hardware required
- 48 inches high x 37 inches wide x 30 inches diameter
- Sling this pod of citrus or neutral-hued macrame from porch rafters or tree branches or even living room beams.
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The Cacoon is part tent, hanging chair and cocoon that is constructed of a high quality natural canvas and is weatherproof to resist the elements. It was designed by a team of professionals that includes creators of yacht sails and experts in architectural fabric and textile technology.
Cacoons are available in two sizes: single and double, and come in natural white, leaf green, mango orange, sky blue and chili red. No tools are needed to assemble the Cacoon. Before you hang it, check to ensure... that the tree branch, beam or bracket from which you and a friend will be hanging can take the weight of all involved. Sounds like a fun way to enjoy a backyard campout under the stars!Continue to 4 of 6 below.
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Pier 1 Swingasan
A few years ago, Pier 1 Imports got hip to the appeal of a hanging chair, and has continue to add new styles to its line of Swingasan chairs. The Circle Swingasan® Chair features a colorful backdrop of circles and includes a cup holder on each side. Constructed in weather-resistant synthetic rattan, it has been hand-laced over a sturdy, rust-resistant iron frame. The chair stand comes separately.
Pier 1's outdoor Dreamcatcher Swingasan® Chair in bronze has a crazy-weave canopy,... those oh-so-cool drink holders, and Native American dreamcatcher motif woven into the back. It also comes in weather-resistant synthetic rattan that has been laced by hand over a sturdy, rust-resistant iron frame. Chair stand available separately.Continue to 5 of 6 below.
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Restoration Hardware Serend
Restoration Hardware didn't have to dig too far back in furniture history to create the Serend Hanging Chair, which has an egg-shaped basket reminiscent of designs of the early 1970s. Hand-woven with all-weather wicker, this modern update is constructed to last through many seasons of use.
- Woven of lightweight, all-weather resin that resembles rattan
- Variegated grey finish
- Hand woven of durable strands of all-weather wicker that have been wrapped around a rust-proof aluminum frame
- Built... to resist fading, cracking and tearing
- Padded and proportioned for comfort while sitting back and swinging (gently)
Zippered and poly-filled cushions come in a choice of premium, all-seasons Perennials® or Sunbrella® fabrics.Continue to 6 of 6 below.
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Two's Company Watercolors Hanging Chair
The Watercolors collection by Two's Company features beach and shell-themed accessories for indoor and outdoor rooms. The hanging Watercolors chair is made of rattan and has a weight capacity of 175 pounds.Dimensions:
- 40 inches high x 28 inches wide x 24 inches diameter
- 6.8 pounds