#7: GRONADAL Rocking Chair
IKEA says: The idea behind GRÖNADAL rocking chair was to make a rocking chair that joins different materials and expressions in unexpected ways. Rattan and ash are vibrant natural materials that age beautifully, and create an interesting contrast to the powder-coated steel. The seat and back are hand-woven using traditional techniques, while the light shape brings modern Scandinavian design to mind.
What We Predict: This GRÖNADAL modern rocker designed by Lisa Hilland is a natural canvas for embellishment. Expect to see lots of texture and color woven through the back with various materials —a technique which is very popular right now.
Something like this perhaps? Designer Ellinor Ericsson describes her work as minimal Scandinavian meets more-is-more rococo. Get some oversized yarn or embroidery thread and have fun making custom patterns on the rocking chair back.
On a subtler note, there’s always smaller fibers which can be threaded through the back to create an cross-stitched image or color-blocked pattern, like the chair above from My Poppet.
Otherwise, someone is bound to spray paint a chair in a rich, vibrant color, like this cobalt blue DIY project from Style Me Pretty Living. This is a simple way to customize the piece to work in your space.