Different Types of Hanging Egg Chairs

There is only one original iconic hanging egg chair designed by Nanna Ditzel in the early 1960s. However, we noticed that or visitors expect something else when they type in „hanging egg chair,“ or „egg swing,“ or even „egg hammock.“ Although it is clear- a ball is round, and an egg is oval- often the people searching for an egg chair expect a round-shaped hanging basket with a stand. Or some other kind of basket swing chairs.

To help you find the chair you want, however you name it, we are going to show you here various types of hanging egg chairs. They all have something in common- all of them are basket hanging chairs (in opposite to soft hammocks made of textile) and in each of them, you can swing and lightly touch the ground with your feet.

Below you can find FAQ around hanging egg chair types, and our answers and examples. Enjoy it!

 

Are they designed for inside or for outside?

1. Outdoor hanging egg chair

Outdoor Patio White Wicker Swing Egg Chair Modway
This is outdoor wicker hanging egg chair designed for outside. It is made of weather-resistant material, synthetic rattan. The net design lets you enjoy the breeze of fresh air. A lightweight hanging egg chair that is easily portable. The UV and water-resistant material improves durability so you can leave it outside during the summer days

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2. Indoor hanging egg chair

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This hanging egg basket is made of natural rattan and is suitable for indoor use. The design is by Nanna Ditzel in 1960s. With consumer demands for sustainable products and the swing chairs trend, this iconic indoor hanging egg chair was revived

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How large is the basket?

3. The single person hanging egg chair

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One person outdoor hanging basket chair without stand  by Sika Design

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4. Double 2 person hanging egg chair

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Hanging egg chair double with stand is big enough for two people. One person can even lie across the swing.

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Do they come with a frame or a ceiling suspension hardware?

5. Hanging egg chair with stand

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This is one example of “hanging egg chair with stand”. Lightweight swing with a thick colorful cushion that is portable and easy to install is on a bestseller list

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6. Hanging egg chair without stand

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The hanging egg chair without stand is more playful and you can feel like in a bubble in there. A hanging egg chair that is suspended from a ceiling or a tree branch, or whatever one anchor point, allows you to rotate 360 degrees

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What material are they made of?

7. Wooden Egg Swings

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Hanging egg chairs made of wood are, besides those made of rattan, the most popular swings made of natural material. They are of high quality, suitable for indoors and outdoors, ad usually not cheap. Gaya Hanging Chair with Spinnaker Stand is made from wood– constructed thoughtfully taking into consideration everything from visual appeal, durability, and ease of assembly.

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8. Wicker Egg Swings

Eliott Swing Ball Wicker Chair with Stand and white and yellow cushion
The wicker is actually not a material, it is the way the material is being woven into shape. The woven chair is olefin synthetic which will keep its color and shape through many seasons. The cushions (available in white and red and yellow) are removable and suitable for indoor or outdoor use.

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9. Natural Rattan Egg Swings

Hanging Chair in natural rattan for bedroom
Hand-crafted Hanging Egg Chair in natural rattan. The perfect addition to your bedroom

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10. Soft Material Egg Swings

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This hanging egg seat in orange is made of soft fabric material and big enough for two people

 

Do they open or closed shape?

11. Closed Egg Pod Basket

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If you are sitting in this type of hanging egg chair, you cannot se through it and nobody can see you either. You are feeling like in a private room in a room, acoustic and visually separated from your souranding

12. Open Egg Basket

Hand-woven hanging egg swing with stand- by Jo Lisa
This Hand-woven hanging egg chair swing with stand by Jo Lisa is an example of open and airy hanging egg chair. In contrast to the basket shown above, this chair is exposed and half-transparent. The woven basket on this chair makes it a light and airy addition to a room

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Mass production or art pieces?

13. Cheap Hanging Egg Chairs

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Two hanging chairs with comfy cushions and drink holders. The weekend can come. Photo by Pier1 These hanging chairs you can get for little money

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14. Designer Hanging Egg Chair

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HANGING CHAIR, 1957
DESIGN: NANNA & JØRGEN DITZEL This is the famous original hanging egg chair.

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What shape is the basket?

15. Round shaped Egg Chairs

Hanging Round Wooden Egg Chair
I have never seen a round egg. But if you go to amazon and search for a hanging egg chair, you will see all possible shapes. So that’s the reason why we here want to mention also round hanging egg chairs. This one is called “Globo Chair” and is manufactured by Baier of Maine. The most famous round chair is the transparent one designed by Aarnio Eero

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16. Teardrop-shaped Egg Swings

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Romantic bohemian teardrop-shaped ratan basket swing with a blanket

17. Egg Shaped chairs

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This one looks like an egg with red interior padding. It is a contemporary hanging egg chair with futuristic, which are popular in the late 1960s. This chair is from the same generation as the Aarnio Eeros’ Bubble Chair and the Ball Chair, which were just the beginning of a huge range of fiberglass furniture.

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For more ideas visit our reviews page with the ultimate list of the best hanging chairs.