What is it About Outdoor Wicker Egg Chairs?

outdoor wicker egg chair sofa on patio in sunny garden

Outdoor wicker egg chairs have been pretty popular recently and it is easy to see why. If you haven’t heard of them yet, you have probably seen them. They are (not surprisingly!) egg shaped, and offer a cosy cocoon for you to curl up in. Ideal for relaxing in the garden, on the patio, or even a balcony, conservatory or indoors. There are a variety of styles available, from the calm swing of the hanging egg chair to a larger sofa style two seater. Come and explore our latest wicker egg chair collection and find out what we love about them!

Gently Sway in a Hanging Wicker Egg Chair

There is something about the fact that it’s egg shaped and it swings that brings a childlike smile to our faces when we seen a hanging egg chair. They are generally suspended from an attachment on the top, so that the seat sways freely in a gentle manner. Moving slowly with the natural movements of your body, these seats are just what you need to relax and unwind in the afternoon sunshine. Whether you are imagining being at beach retreat or a luxury hotel, an outdoor wicker egg chair can make you feel like you are there. Luckily our range doesn’t require a big palm tree to hang it from!

Outdoor Wicker Egg Chairs For Two

Some of the swaying chairs even come as two person sofa seats, so that you can settle down with your loved one and enjoy a peaceful evening in the open air together. (Or stretch out a bit if it’s just for you!). These would be great set up in front of a chimenea, fire pit or outside heater so that you can enjoy the outdoors from early evening into the night. Or they would be just as enjoyable to sit with a coffee in hand next to your partner to catch the morning rays in a joyfully gentle start to a weekend.

Prefer Something More Stationary?

You can also get wicker egg chairs that would suit those who want a more stationary experience. There are options that are not suspended but have regular legs. So, if you are not a fan of the swinging motion fear not! There is a wicker egg chair for you too! Whichever you choose, you know that you are getting a luxuriously comfortable seat with a fun and yet stylish design.

What is Wicker?

Wondering what wicker is? Wicker is actually one of the oldest recorded forms of furniture making. Archeological evidence pointing to it being used over 5000 years ago. Wicker doesn’t actually refer to which material is used, but instead to the technique of weaving to making furniture. This technique is also seen commonly in basketry.

The traditional way that items of furniture are crafted is that the spokes of reed are soaked so that they become pliable. Once pliable, they are then woven to make the intricate patterns that we know and love in stylish wicker furniture.

With modern wicker furniture construction, the material used is unlikely to need the soaking method. Our outdoor wicker egg chairs use a high quality PE (Polyethylene) which is durable, water repellent and UV resistant. That said, the general technique is still looks remarkably similar to the one originally used in furniture from ancient times.

Why Are Wicker Egg Chairs So Popular?

Cosy & Comfortable

There is something to be said for sitting back and really taking in the peace and the comfort of the garden space. An outdoor wicker egg chair gives you one of the best ways to be able to do this. Because they curve around and above you, they create a wonderful cocooning effect which makes you feel sheltered as well as just simply comfortable. Together with cushions and even head pillows you can enjoy this welcoming, supportive design. Sit back with a book and a cuppa, and properly unwind.

These cosy nest style seats are perfect for the home, but they also work well to make the outdoor space at hotels, restaurants, bars and other commercial premises feel comfortable. Whether you are sitting with some al fresco snacks and drinks, taking a moment to enjoy the grounds or patio, or even waiting for a meeting, why would you want to be anywhere else but in a comfy egg chair?

Sculptural Design – Effortlessly Chic

It’s not just about how they feel when you sit in them. They are also offer quite a unique look. The wicker technique is always a great way of creating a bit of rustic character, texture and charm. This is no more clearly celebrated than in the almost sculptural quality of an egg chair. This look, in combination with the nest style of the seat adds up to a truly effortless kind of chic.

All in all, you can’t really go wrong with these versatile, peaceful, and stylish outdoor accessories. Instantly turn an outdoor space into a welcoming and chic social space. Easily add a few to create an interesting feature seating experience for any a dull corner. Then again, they are also good for some solo chillout time. Set one up at home and you can quite happily grab a slice of peace and quiet in one of your own wicker egg chairs at the end of a long day.

Want one (or few)?

Are you imagining yourself sitting back in an outdoor wicker egg chair with a book or magazine and letting the spring and summer sun wash over you? There is no need to hide it away over the winter months! These chairs are just as enjoyable and stylish indoors. Set it up in your living room, bedroom, or study, and have just as much fun relaxing in it as any other indoor chair. But safe in the knowledge that you can bring it outside for the summer if you want.

We have a wide range of outdoor wicker egg chairs available for you to explore. Check out our wonderful hanging style, those with sturdy legs, single cocoons or sofas to share. Choose from a selection of colours whether you prefer white, natural tones, earthy browns, a versatile grey or more striking black.

Shop the outdoor wicker egg chair range here.