Rocking chairs are often pigeon-holed as being for either the elderly or for children, perhaps appealing to those age groups because they are comfortable or fun. But there is no reason why the rest of us shouldn’t enjoy a rocking chair too, especially when we can add ‘stylish’ to its list of attributes as is the case with Verner Panton’s Relaxer Rocking Chair.
Originally designed in 1974, they were only available in limited numbers back then so became something of a collectors’ item. But seeing its potential popularity, Matzform re-released the Relaxer in 2004. Its available to buy from several retailers, including DDR, where prices start at 1090 Euros (approximately £820) for plain fabric upholstery with prices rising for the striped option pictured here or leather coverings.
Thanks to Martin Kuijpers for the tip off about this chair.