Egg Chairs Are This Summer’s Biggest Garden Trend, So We’ve Found The Very Best

Unwind in style with our favourite picks.

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by Samantha Price |
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Since the release of Aldi's ever-sold-out egg chair which saw it reach viral status in a matter of hours, egg chairs have become the latest sought-after addition to any garden or patio. With summer fast approaching, there's no better way to enjoy the sun than lounging in an egg chair with a great book (and glass of wine) in hand.

A cocoon of style and comfort, the egg chair effortlessly blends form and function, elevating your space while giving you the luxury of a moment's peace. They're the ultimate contemporary piece for your patio, and also known as the outdoor equivalent of an armchair.

Although we're still waiting patiently for an Aldi restock, there's a huge selection of similar egg-style chairs just waiting to be bought in the meantime. From Anthropologie to John Lewis, it's clear that egg chairs are very much here to stay.

Grazia's Best Egg Chairs, At A Glance:

Best egg chair (Editor's choice): Peacock Hanging Chair, £598 on Anthropologie

Best highly rated egg chair: Singapore Hanging Egg Chair, £199 on Dunelm

Best double egg chair: Icaria Double Hanging Chair, £795 on Cox & Cox

To create the sanctuary of your dreams, the best egg chairs will transform your garden into a cosy space, and make it the perfect place for summer lounging. Treat yourself to a brand new stylish egg chair this summer - shop our edit below.

SHOP: The Best Egg Chairs For Your Garden

Editor's choice

Anthropologie, Peacock Hanging ChairAnthropologie

Quickly becoming one of our favourite choices, the peacock hanging chair from Anthropologie is an intricately decorated egg chair, crafted from natural rattan and sealed with clear lacquer for protection. It features beautiful details that resemble a peacock's feathers, giving it the ultimate bohemian look and feel. It can be suspended from hanging hardware of your choice, making it great for use in both interiors and exteriors.


  • Suitable for indoor and outdoor use
  • Has been sealed with clear lacquer fir protection
  • No assembly required


  • This item is subject to a return shipping fee

Best highly rated egg chair

Elevate your outdoor space with the Singapore hanging egg chair from Dunelm – a blend of comfort and style that's perfect for lounging in luxury. The chair itself is made up of natural rattan and suspended from a black metal frame, giving you the opportunity to swing into summer sophistication. Reviewers complimented how comfortable it is, and, it's really no surprise, with its plush cushioning that you can't help but sink into.


  • Different height settings available
  • Reviewers praise its sturdiness and comfortable nature
  • Made from a robust metal frame


  • Assembly may take some time

Best budget egg chair

Price: £179 (was £249)

George At Asda's re-release of its hanging egg chair comes with a more than value-for-money price tag, making it a trending choice at the moment. This simple design doesn't overcomplicate things, and its minimalistic look will, thankfully, fit into almost any garden. Materials such as the weather-resistant cushions and high-quality galvanised steel frame make it ideal for transforming your garden into an outdoor sanctuary.


  • Value for money
  • Reviewers praise its sturdiness and comfort
  • Constructed with a high-quality galvanised steel frame


  • Some may have prefered larger cushions

Best John Lewis egg chair

John Lewis, Dante Garden Hanging Pod ChairJohn Lewis

Crafted for the modern sophisticate, the Dante chair from the ever-reliable John Lewis effortlessly merges luxury with nature, inviting you to unwind in style. Intricately handwoven wicker is produced to the finest quality in colours of natural or grey to suit any space.


  • Sumptuous seat and backrest cushions included
  • Reviewers praise its comfortable nature
  • Requires low maintenance cleaning


  • Rust treatment may need to be applied

Best spacious egg chair

Baker And Stonehouse, Castello Natural Garden Hanging ChairBaker And Stonehouse

A sublime addition to any garden, the Castello model from Baker And Stonehouse provides plenty of space for you to curl up and take in the evening. This Pinterest-worthy chair is one to bookmark for all of your future garden inspiration, with UV proof cushions and an anti-rust frame which make it all the more fitting for decorating your patio space. It's finished with a light grey wicker, so it gives off that effortless laidback vibe. However, it also comes in black if you're really looking to make a statement.


  • Features UV proof cushions and an anti-rust frame
  • Includes two plush cushions
  • Easy to assemble


  • Before winter storage, any moisture collected in frame tubes should be drained

Best standing egg chair

Maze, Riviera Rattan Pod ChairMaze
Price: £269 (was £449)

Available in both single and double seat variants, the freestanding Riviera design from Maze is the must have piece of furniture for your garden. Enclosing you in a cosy embrace, this pod chair combines comfort and style while offering you the chance to take your living space outdoors. Perfect if you're a regular host, your guests will love nothing more than cosying up in this trendy egg chair.


  • Made from weatherproof materials
  • Only requires easy care maintenance
  • One-year warranty


  • Limited stock available for some models

Nesari, Rattan Hanging ChairNesari

Using natural, reclaimed and recycled materials which are friendly to the environment, Nkuku's selection of beautifully crafted furniture deserve a spot in your garden. This durable woven seat is handcrafted by steam-bending natural rattan, perfect for creating an earthy vibe and making you feel connected to nature while you take in the outdoors from the comfort of your garden.


  • Handcrafted with natural, environmentally friendly materials
  • Can be used both indoor and outdoor
  • Made with a durable double woven seat


  • Must be attached to a support beforehand

Best hanging egg chair

Olivia's, Outdoor Hanging ChairOlivia's

If you love the natural look, Olivia's hanging chair is one to take notice of. Crafted from intricately handwoven wicker in rich, earthy hues, this chair allows you the opportunity to immerse yourself in nature in true boho fashion. Its sturdy iron frame is the same brown tone as the wicker, meaning the two blend seamlessly into one another for continuity, a touch we really appreciate.


  • Crafted from handwoven wicker
  • Seamless blending between iron frame and wicker basket
  • Features a sturdy iron frame


  • Not encouraged to leave outside after use

Best unique egg chair

Ella James, Milano Teardrop Egg ChairElla James
Price: £425 (was £550)

With its unique teardrop shape, Ella James' Milano design is a new take on the egg chair. It features a chic matte black finish, from its powder coated metalwork frame to its water repellent cushions. Most fitting for modern homes, the Milano exudes luxury with its contemporary style, reaching new heights of sophistication for your outdoor escape.


  • Easily manoeuvrable
  • Powder coated iron frame
  • Suitable for indoor and outdoor use


  • No other colourways available

Best double egg chair

Cox & Cox, Icaria Double Hanging ChairCox & Cox

Of course, there's always the double egg chair if you want to expand your seating space out of doors. The faux wicker basket has been UV treated and its metal base has been treated with anti-rust coating, ensuring the longevity of this chair. Whether it's a peaceful summer day with a good book or an intimate evening chat with a glass of wine, Icaria's cosy seating offers a spot to unwind for two.


  • Suitable for indoor and outdoor use
  • Different height settings available
  • The water repellent cushions are removable


  • Additional scatter cushion not included

How many styles of egg chair are there?

There are a few variants of the egg chair design. They can often come in freestanding or hanging styles, with some designs combining both elements to create a relaxing, swinging effect. Although designs can vary, the egg chair is distinct through it's oval, cocoon-like shape which cradles the user while they sit. They're also commonly referred to as a 'pod' chair for this reason.

Most designs only seat one person, but double egg chairs have blessed us with the ability to cosy up with another party. Not only ideal if you're someone who loves nothing more than hosting friends, but also ideal for families and couples as well. Each style offers a different experience and aesthetic, allowing you to select one that best fits your décor and needs.

Which egg chairs are best for your garden?

Look for egg chairs designed specifically for outdoor use, as some designs are only suitable for interiors. Be sure to check whether the chair in question is made from durable, weather-resistant materials like synthetic wicker and outdoor-grade fabric before purchasing.

Samantha Price is a Senior Commercial Content Writer for Grazia. During her time at Bauer, she has worked on several projects, from championing newsletters to writing expertly crafted buying guides on beauty, fashion and lifestyle.

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