Design chassic (25) – Hanging/Egg chair

Morning morning folks and a very Happy Friday to you.  As you read this I am sitting miserably on a 400 hour flight back to Singers, so here is one I made earlier!

I’ve been slightly fixated on tropical design since getting back to Cayman, specifically terrace design, and the Hanging/Egg chair would be perfection for injecting a little fun into an outdoors space.

Designed in 1957 by Nanna Ditzel for R Wengler, it’s made of rattan with a choice of coloured cushions, and looks so fab I would love to bag a whole bunch:

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It’s had quite the evolution from its humble beginnings, with plenty of other designs stemming from it, such as the below:

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But I think for today I’ll focus on the classic.  So check out these lovely ladies, and tell me what you reckon please!

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And here’s a little boho terrace I’ve put together using the hanging chair as inspiration – hope you likey:

Boho hanging chair on terrace interior design

{from top left: hanging chair, planters, rug, stool, lantern, floor pillows}


  1. One of my dream things to have (and not that it’s even going to suit the place!) I just love an idea of being cocooned in it, it’s like having your own little private space to hide away with a good book. My only worry (or fear even) is a vivid image of me getting in this chair and hearing the ceiling cracking, crashing and falling down on me. 😀

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. emily says:

    Elly – you just gave me an idea for my second floor alcove….hmmm maybe I’ll get 2 of them.
    Have a great flight! I dislike long flights too…I wish I could do them under anesthesia…lol…just wake me up when we’re there please…
    Emily @

  3. Sam says:

    Its the nest! I’ve been wanting this chair for ages….luckily its quite easily available here in decor stores, I would love to have it in my room or porch and after seeing your inspiration pics, I realized I want it even more! Sorry for being so scarce, the internet gremlins are back!

  4. I am sorry to hear about your flight, Elly, this is why you are not here today? Well, but I did not check your Friday post, so…you gave me the opportunity to do it today! And I can say only one word: I want this egg chair corner for years: instead of a reading couch corner, I want a egg chair reading corner… but now we are kind of not into decorating because the future is not set up, maybe we’ll be moving, but I won’t be disclosing more 😉 Kisses

  5. The Hanging Egg by Nana Ditzel is gorgeous and the genuine product, made by Sika-Design, is now available in Singapore exclusively at Dreamweave & other stories, located at #01-34 Millenia Walk.

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