Pod Chairs

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Pod chairs are partially enclosed chairs that offer a unique cozy seating option. They are available in various configurations, from floor-mounted designs that rest on a pedestal to those that hang from the ceiling. They are an excellent choice as an accent seat in a reading nook or living room or place a pair of wicker pod chairs on the patio for a whimsical, relaxing outdoor area. Explore these ten stunning seating options if you are looking for the perfect pod chair for your modern home.

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Living Room Ball Style Fiberglass Chair
Simple Modern Fashion Style Living Room Ball-Style Fiberglass Chair (Green)
Simple Modern Fashion Style Living Room Ball-Style Fiberglass Chair (Green)
Simple Modern Fashion Style Living Room Ball-Style Fiberglass Chair (Green)
Simple Modern Fashion Style Living Room Ball-Style Fiberglass Chair (Green)
Simple Modern Fashion Style Living Room Ball-Style Fiberglass Chair (Green)

Living Room Ball Style Fiberglass Chair

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This ball-like pod chair features a modern space-age design with a white fiberglass shell and a circular base with a green cushion. This chair pod is exceptionally comfortable and is sure to add an ultra-modern look to your home.

Designer Advice:

This chair pod can complement contemporary, mid-century, and minimalist décors. 

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Convertible Hanging Pod

Convertible Hanging Pod

This partially enclosed chair is convertible, suitable for indoor and outdoor use. The rattan two-tone aluminum frame has a powder-coated finish to resist corrosion.

The pod chair includes five plush cushions for a comfortable sitting or lounging experience.

Designer Advice:

You can easily convert this model from an outdoor hanging pod to a pod chair on eight legs. This would be the perfect addition to a patio or child’s bedroom.

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Indoor Outdoor Wicker 2 person Hanging Swing Chair

Indoor Outdoor Wicker 2 person Hanging Swing Chair

Built using an iron base and a lightweight aluminum frame, this UV- and corrosion-resistant egg-shaped pod chair is suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Featuring a wide and deep seating area, this chair is available in beige, white, or charcoal blue.

Designer Advice:

As this chair can seat up to two people, you can curl up with a partner or take advantage of the space to nap or lounge in front of the TV when indoors. Outside, sit by the pool or add this look-at-me statement chair for family gatherings or parties. 

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Floor Mounted Pod Chair

Floor Mounted Pod Chair

If you don’t have a hanging stand, choose a pod or basket chair that rests on the floor. The iron frame provides a sturdy base, and the abstract mesh design adds an artistic touch.

Designer Advice:

This attractively styled pod chair’s abstract design can complement a variety of modern home décor choices. As the open design allows both artificial and natural light to penetrate, you can read or bask in the sun’s warm glow as you relax. 

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Teardrop Reading Pod Hang Chair

Teardrop Reading Pod Hang Chair

Featuring a polyethylene wicker weave and a steel frame, this teardrop-shaped pod chair hangs from a ceiling chain, suspending you above the ground and providing a gentle rocking motion. The seat cushion is 100% polyester, so it’s comfortable and easy to clean.

Designer Advice:

We love the faux rattan aesthetic and swing design. Hang this chair inside or outside from a stand and relax in this cozy chair with a good book. You’ll have to buy a hanging stand or mounting hardware separately, as neither ships with the chair.

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Pod Chair Hammock
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Chair Hammock
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Chair Hammock
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Pod Chair Hammock

HearthSong

This kids’ pod chair hammock is available in blue, green, orange, or purple. Because the hammock is made from nylon, it’s water-resistant, suitable for either indoor or outdoor use, and easy to clean.

Designer Advice:

Suspend the pod chair hammock from a tree outside or the ceiling inside, and provide your child with an exciting, comfortable seat for their bedroom or playroom. 

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Porch Swing With Stand
Luna 1 Person Metal Porch Swing
Luna 1 Person Metal Porch Swing
Luna 1 Person Metal Porch Swing

Porch Swing With Stand

Everly Quinn

Featuring a gold and white metal frame that suspends a transparent ball chair above the floor, this attractively styled design is sure to capture any guest’s attention immediately. The seat cushions are also polyester, so they’re easy to wash.

This chair is easy to assemble and comfortable to sit in.

Designer Advice:

We love the design as a décor centerpiece, adding vibrancy to your living room or bedroom. 

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Wicker Egg Chair With Headrest
Luckyberry Wicker Egg Chair Rattan Chair Brown, Outdoor Patio Porch Lounge
Luckyberry Wicker Egg Chair Rattan Chair Brown, Outdoor Patio Porch Lounge
Luckyberry Wicker Egg Chair Rattan Chair Brown, Outdoor Patio Porch Lounge
Luckyberry Wicker Egg Chair Rattan Chair Brown, Outdoor Patio Porch Lounge

Wicker Egg Chair With Headrest

Not every pod chair or egg chair offers neck or head support. This design features an iron frame wrapped in weather-resistant polyurethane wicker and seat, backrest, and headrest cushions for optimal support and comfort.

Sit back indoors and outdoors and let the headrest cushion support your neck as you fall asleep on the patio or by the pool.

Designer Advice:

You can also place this chair in your porch or garden for a cozy outdoor reading space. 

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Pod Chair Hammock With Flat Base
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Chair Hammock
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Pod Chair Hammock With Flat Base

HearthSong

Available in sky blue or mint green, this pod chair that closes features a spacious interior and a flat base for added comfort. It also has a window for increased visibility.

Designer Advice:

If you’re interested in a pod chair hammock for kids that offers room for friends, this model can accommodate three children and allows them to sit with a pillow or stuffed animal. However, it’s not waterproof so bring it inside when it rains. 

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Egg Swivel Chair
IKEA Ps Lömsk Swivel Chair, White, Red
IKEA Ps Lömsk Swivel Chair, White, Red
IKEA Ps Lömsk Swivel Chair, White, Red

Egg Swivel Chair

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This lightweight egg pod chair that closes is made from polypropylene and can swivel 360°. The modern white and orange design can complement bright pastel colors and darker shades.

Designer Advice:

If you want to provide your child with a secret hiding place or a way to read without distractions, this pod chair has a hood that you can pull down. Because the hood is thin and light-reflective, the inside won’t be dark, and the hood doesn’t fully close, so there is still plenty of air circulation.

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Buying Guide

If there were an accent chair beauty contest, the pod chair would walk away with the crown. Originally called ‘Balloon chairs’ or ‘ball chairs’ due to the obvious resemblance with a balloon, the term ‘pod’ was coined later perhaps as an ode to the pea pod or to the more ominous pods in the ‘Alien’ movies.

The origin of the nom de guerre remains unclear. But these fun and uber comfy chairs have become extremely popular in the past few years. Be it the cradling seat, the spanning wingback sides or the womb-like, encapsulating design, everything about the pod screams relaxation.

Just sit back, pop in your headphones and get lost in bliss. If this is your first attempt at pod chair shopping, then here’s a nifty guide to help you with the process.

As surprising as it sounds, pod chairs come in a variety of shapes and styles.

  • There’s the conventional pod, which is like one half of an egg without a flat base.
  • Then there’s the floor-mounted one which is an elevated pod on a pedestal.
  • Ceiling mounted pods save space on the ground but require more horizontal room around it due to the swing mechanism.
  • Some pod chairs feature a footrest that can be extended in front of the chair and allows the user to recline and rest their feet.

Decide on a style and then measure the space where you intend to place it. If it’s a small apartment, then choose a minimalistic design without a pedestal base. The best part about these chairs is that they have a minuscule footprint. You don’t need a lot of room around the chairs to get in and out of it either. Account for the extra space needed for the wingback sides though.

Check the depth of the pod chair as well. While the cradling seat does sound comfortable, you do not want one that’s too deep for comfort. If the chair you like is very deep, you have the option to add cushions to it. For hanging pods, check the maximum weight rating allowed.

Pod chairs make great conversation pieces in just about any type of décor. In a contemporary set up, you can choose one with modernistic elements in the design. Like a sci-fi styled pod. Yes, those are available too. In a classic décor theme, choose a rustic pod made of wicker or wood.

  • If the pod chair will be placed outdoors, then the material has to be extremely durable and waterproof. Wicker ticks both these boxes and makes for a great outdoor pod chair material.
  • For indoor use, pods can either be made of plastic, synthetic resin, wicker or wood. Other materials like tempered glass and metal are also used, albeit rarely, to make pod chairs. But the weight and the cost make them an impractical choice for home use.
  • If the chair has an integrated cushion, then check the quality of the cushion and upholstery.
  • In a household with kids, opt for a fabric that’s forgiving. Removable cushion covers will make it easier to maintain them.

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Pod chairs 1

If you are looking for stylish styling and super cozy furniture, these pod chairs are a perfect choice. Wool furniture is exceptionally pleasant to use, providing an extremely comfortable rest.

Cuddle chairs 1

This ball relaxing chair makes me want to cuddle inside with a really good book! Another person can make it with me perhaps, as the inside is spacious enough for two. Warm colored pillows, cream, cocoa brown and yellow, emphasize the cozy feel.

I love this as an outdoor seat but wed have

I love this as an outdoor seat but we'd have to have a shelter for it here on the east coast

Hanging reading chair

This purple pod chair is a proposition designed for all, who love contemporary design and futuristic shapes. An ultimate lounging spot, designed to take you to a new dimension of comfort.

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Hanging chairs in your garden? Why not? Thanks to this beautiful chair, you will experience the best feeling of comfort. They add comfort, style, and relax into any exterior space.

Round pod chair

My new favorite spot in my backyard...a hanging chair converted to a lounge chair with a firepit stand.

Pod swing chair

PLYWOOD EGG CHAIRS Working with Plus Architecture, designer Emma Selzer has created plywood ‘Egg Chairs’ that will be incorporated into a new apartment complex in Melbourne Australia. These pods will be placed in a public lounge as one of the many co

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Wicker Pod Swing Chair

Wicker Pod Swing Chair

Now you can have a quality siwng inside your own home. This pod chair is made of a tubular metal frame wrapped in neatly-woven wicker, suspended from the curved neck, attached to the flat feet base for stability.

Hanging pod

The hanging hair is the perfect place to rest. Wicker, suspended in the tree, with large cushions in the middle. A place to calm down, in an amazing anthracite. Cone shaped with white finish. This pod chair is enough for two people.

We all want to escape sometimes and have a few

We all want to escape sometimes and have a few moments on our own and Micasa LAB‘s Cocoon 1 is a bubble-like pod that gives you the solitude you might long for with several modern conveniences you might not want to live without. Their goal was to create

Pod Chair with Cushion

Pod Chair with Cushion

A funny and attractive element of outdoor decor. This amazing pod chair features a weather resistant construction based on aluminum and rattan elements. This white chair provides additional comfort thanks to its soft blue cushions.

Wicker Pod Swing Chair

Wicker Pod Swing Chair

Comfortable and stylish pod chair for outdoor use. Its swing construction is very original and durable. Solid frame includes a round base that assures stability. Neutral colored, tufted cushion increases softness and comfort.

Designer Modern Eero Aarnio Ball Chair with Blue Interior - With

Stylish pod chair that’s as modern and fashionable as they get. Blue upholstery and white exterior make it almost futuristic, which is great for interiors of such design. No better way to impress your guests than with such a chair.

Outdoor pod chair

Beautiful outdoor pod chair made from a combination of sturdy wooden frames and wicker. The pod measures 42 inches in length, 42 inches in width, and about 80 inches in height. It also comes with a comfy all-weather cushion and UV resistant fabrics for long-lasting service.

Woodsy fairytale reading pods 30 epic examples of inspirational classroom

Woodsy Fairytale Reading Pods | 30 Epic Examples Of Inspirational Classroom Decor

Kaddur Chair - Black Exterior With Black Interior # EEI-110-BBK

Make sure your interior stays classy and modern at the same time by opting for a sublime piece like this chair, sporting an amazingly original design and allowing for hours of rest and comfort for your tired back.

Unusual chair

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Seat swing chair

Now you can relax in style, while swinging in your garden in this comfortable pod chair. Designed for outdoors, the chair is weather-resistant, made of stylishly shaped metal, and hangs on a strong rope.

Round loveseat

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Pod chair hanging

Lotus Hanging Pod Chair

LexMod Eero Aarnio Style Ball Chair in White

Ball chairs have this extra something in their style thanks to which they look so cozy and jazzy at the same time. They instantly add cutting-edge attitude to an interior. This ball chair has white shell and base, and it is cushioned cream inside.

Pod chairs

Now you can swing on your porch in style, thanks to this fantastic pod chair with hollowed dandelion design. The chair is strengthened with a tubular metal ring in the front, hanging on a strong chain and accommodating a super-soft white fabric seat cushion.