8 COOL rocking chairs WE'RE COVETING

Thought rocking chairs were for grandparents? Think again, there's a new generation of rockers in town.

ROCK ME ROCKING CHAIR, £299, clippings

ROCK ME ROCKING CHAIR, £299, clippings

Trust design maestros, Seletti, to come up with this slick modern interpretation of a classic piece.

CHAIRMAKERS ROCKING CHAIR, £955, Ercol

CHAIRMAKERS ROCKING CHAIR, £955, Ercol

This classic rocking chair has a double bow seat back, central slat and eight turned spindles, all in typical Ercol style. Upward turned armrests provide added comfort, while the solid elm oyster shaped seat is roomy enough for a cushion so you can rock in relaxed style.

tip ton chair, £239, vitra at HEAL'S

tip ton chair, £239, vitra at HEAL'S

A collaborative design for Vitra by Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby, this colourful and contemporary chair switches from a relaxed position to a forward tilt.

gronadal rocking chair, £150, IKEA

gronadal rocking chair, £150, IKEA

Made from rattan and ash, this woven, pale timber chair has a simple, airy look and natural materials that will age with grace.

GAIVOTA ROCKING HAIR, £1,145, RENAUD BONZON AT MADE IN DESIGN

GAIVOTA ROCKING HAIR, £1,145, RENAUD BONZON AT MADE IN DESIGN

This award-winning seat was designed by Renaud Bonzon, as he was sat in deep snow during a stay in French Alps. The curved ergonomic forms of both seat and back were defined when he noticed his bodyprint after standing up.

AB001 ROCKING NEST CHAIR, £2,150, ANKER BAK FOR CARL HANSEN

AB001 ROCKING NEST CHAIR, £2,150, ANKER BAK FOR CARL HANSEN

The result of Carl Hansen & Søn’s collaboration with designer Anker Bak, this charming seat is created with beautiful materials, and re-imagines an age-old concept for modern living.

AB001 ROCKING NEST CHAIR, £2,150, ANKER BAK FOR CARL HANSEN

AB001 ROCKING NEST CHAIR, £2,150, ANKER BAK FOR CARL HANSEN

The result of Carl Hansen & Søn’s collaboration with designer Anker Bak, this charming seat is created with beautiful materials, and re-imagines an age-old concept for modern living.

rockingahm rocking chair, from £630, Sitting firm

rockingahm rocking chair, from £630, Sitting firm

Designed by Dave Green and beautifully handmade in elm, walnut and oak in Sitting Firm's Midlands workshops, this elegant piece is a modern take on a traditional theme.

Slatted Garden Rocking Chair, £595, OUT THERE INTERIORS

Slatted Garden Rocking Chair, £595, OUT THERE INTERIORS

One for when the weather gets warmer, this outdoor rocking chair in powder-coated aluminium is great for whiling away the hours with a good read on a summer's day.