Review: My Icons Nanna Ditzel Egg Swing Chair by Sika Design

Moving into my first apartment on my own was a big step for me, as I come from a large busy household. But when I got the opportunity to buy a dreamy one-bedroom loft apartment close to my parents’ house, I knew it was time to make the change. The only thing I was lacking was furniture. And that egg swing chair was the best gift I’ve ever received.

Apart from my bed, I didn’t have that much to put in my new home. It was a little overwhelming.

rattan basket egg chair by nanna ditzel close up photo- my egg swing
The Icons Nanna Ditzel Swing Chair is an egg-shaped hanging chair designed for indoor use. Its dimensions are 49.2” H x 33.5” W x 29.5” D and its total weight is 31.75 lb.

Luckily my friends and family came to rescue and helped me to furnish my new pad. And as a special housewarming gift, my parents installed an Icons Nanna Ditzel Swing Chair for me. They placed it by one of the windows, and it’s since become my new favorite place to relax.


I consider it the centerpiece of my first home!



My Icons Nanna Ditzel Swing Chair was crafted using rattan and provides the ideal amount of back and leg support. It’s even more comfortable than I could have imagined and I can easily spend hours reclining in my hanging chair.

Its simplistic egg-shape design is timeless, which means that no matter how I choose to furnish my apartment in the future I know that there will always be a place for my hanging chair. This blend of timelessness and functionality is what sets this chair apart from other hanging chairs for me.


hanging egg rattan chair original by nanna ditzel is hanging in loft apartment near the window

In my opinion, this isn’t just a chair but a designer piece (read more here) and it’s always one of the first things my guests compliment me on when they visit my new apartment. Of course, they all want to try it out too!

This chair design was created by acclaimed furniture designer Nanna Ditzel back in 1959 and has since received much praise, remaining popular throughout the years. Rattan was a familiar material at the time and today is enjoying a revival due to the high demand for sustainable furniture.


One of the best features of this chair is the fact that it’s distinctive and timeless, which means that no matter what type of decor you have, this chair will fit in.

It’s also easy to install and its sturdy design ensures the right amount of support. It’s easy to maneuver in and out of and suitable for all age groups.

I was also pleased to learn that rattan is one of the most sustainable materials for furniture making. Knowing that my beautiful chair is made from renewable resources definitely enhances its appeal. This material also makes the chair simple to clean.

The only possible downside to this hanging chair would be that once it’s installed it can be difficult to move around (if it’s mounted free-hanging and not on a stand).



Knowing that I have my special Icons Nanna Ditzel Swing Chair waiting for me at home has made my transition to my new life so much easier. Just the thought of getting home and relaxing in my chair makes me happy so, I would definitely recommend this chair to anyone looking for an indoor swing chair.

original hanging egg basket rattan chair on the terrace with the sea and sunset in the background


What makes this chair special is the design. This is not just another hanging chair because it’s clear, from the first time you sit down in it, that real thought went into its creation. The end result is a piece of furniture that is not only eye-catching but also snug and inviting.

The true test of design is longevity and this chair has stood the test of time in that regard. The fact that it’s made from rattan also means that my chair will last for a long time, a true reflection of it’s worth.


The chair is made by Sika Design which is well known for producing handmade rattan interior and exterior design furniture.

For someone looking for a one of a kind type of swing chair, I would recommend buying the Swing Egg Chair designed by Nanna Ditzel. Not only will it add flair to any room in the house but it also provides a private nook perfect for unwinding.

It really transformed my first apartment into a stylish home that I can be proud of.

Nanna Ditzel Hanging Egg Chair

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  • Iconic piece of furniture
  • Designed by Nanna Ditzel in 1957
  • High-quality sustainable rattan
  • Original Hanging Egg Chair


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