#7: GRONADAL Rocking Chair

updated Jun 5, 2019
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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.

(Image credit: Freddie Billqvist)

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.

(Image credit: My Poppet)

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.

(Image credit: Style Me Pretty Living)

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.

(Image credit: Janel Laban)