Cradle Rocking Chair

Limited edition large rocking chair made from marine plywood, cotton canvas, and New Zealand Wool. Designed to be flatpack the chair was assembled once it arrived using tools and hardware provided. Only a small handful of units of this chair were ever produced, even so some units made it all the way to Switzerland, America, Japan and Canada.

Cradle from the front

Original concept by Richard Clarkson, Grace Emmanuel, Kahlivia Russel, Eamon Moore, Brodie Campbell, Jeremy Brooker and Joya Boerrigter at Victoria University of Wellington. We researched autism and children with Rhythmic Movement Disorder (RMD) in effort to create a piece of furniture that might provide a calming refuge. The rocking chair is intended to calm over-stimulated senses by providing whoever curls up in the cushions with a safe, comfortable, and relaxing space.

Two Cradles pictured with Richard

The removable padding is all-natural pure New Zealand wool, with the exterior made from a natural cotton duck canvas that has been treated with a plant-based stain repellent. Even the glue used on the wood is a special non-toxic aliphatic variety.

Cradle in context

As with many of our products Cradle was only available as a limited production run so is no longer available however it is possible that it will be re-released in the future and if you are interested in signing up to be notified about that you can do so here.

Cradle from the back

Cradle zoomed out