$7,000 Regular price
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Rocking chairs are reserved for the most special moments: moments spent making, debating, discussing, thinking deeply, or trying not to think at all, whether in solitude or with our nearest and dearest in our arms and all around.

Putting design in its place, the Rocker reinterprets historic Newfoundland Outport furniture for the modern context of the Fogo Island Inn. Outport Furniture reflected the contrasting parts of the Newfoundlander’s personalities being both plain; practical in using what was available locally and building what they needed themselves and fancy; bold colour, expressive decoration and humor that fused styles with a disregard for rules and a strong sense of the individual.

Dutch Designer Ineke Hans took the classic wooden spindles and split them to create a comfortable flat surface for a body to rest. A homage to the Outport practice of taking old chair spindles and splitting them to decorate cabinetry when they were no longer useful.


Made to order using ethically grown and regionally sourced birch by our craftspeople in the Fogo Island Woodshop. Available in a range of finishes including Danish Oil, which absorbs into the wood and richens the grain, a clear oil that provides a protective topcoat to the natural appearance of the wood or a coloured painted lacquer colour.

The optional cushions are down filled and use knitting patterns and techniques that were traditionally used to make insulated mittens and socks to create a soft spot as warm and durable as the knitter who made them.

Made To Order 10-12 wks

Please select a wood or lacquer finish from our materials page. After confirmation of purchase, our team will be in contact with you to confirm your finish selections.

Designer Ineke Hans

Materials Yellow Birch

Dimensions 1000 L × 990 H × 760 W mm

Cut Sheet: Cut_Sheet_-_Rocker.pdf

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