Comparing indoor swings
- The San Francisco Chronicle, 02/07/2010

If your Valentine's Day tradition consists of an all-black ensemble and an existential crisis, we say: It's time for a pick-me-up.

Way up.

We've rounded up our favorite indoor swings - designs that can be mounted to your ceiling and enjoyed solo.

To start, consider the Egg Chair by Nanna and Jorgen Ditzel, which premiered in 1959 and swept design heads and high-paying homeowners off their feet. Though the wicker comes in a range of colors, the natural material and simple, scooped shape captured the Danish duo's Scandinavian aesthetic. The Egg Chair is sold by Unica Home for $3,500 and comes with a canvas cushion available in six cotton fabric options (unicahome.com).

The Home Port (thehomeport.com), an online retailer of home furnishings and accessories, sells the D. Rattan Single Swing for $420. The design follows the Ditzel model, with its concave shape, but features a wide, rattan weave and cutouts for armrests. The ivory-toned seat cushion comes with a zippered cover that can be washed easily; hanging hardware and industrial-strength rope are provided.

But if these prices have got you down, consider Ikea's PS Svinga hanging seat for $69.99, which comes in blue and white and can be mounted with Ekorre hooks. The frame is made of steel with a polyethylene weaving and can be hung using the included rope, ring and hook.

Just a few ideas to get you back into the swing of things.

$3,500 Egg Chair by Unica Home  

$420 D. Rattan Single Swing  

$69.99 PS Svinga by Ikea