hammocks, hammock chairs, hammock stands

The hammock chair (also called hammock armchair, hammock seat, hanging chair, suspended chair or hammock swing) has developed into a very popular way of seating over the last decades. In a hammock chair, the feet mostly touch the ground. Very similar to a rocking chair one can steer the swinging movement individually. 

The origins of the hammock chair

There is no historical record on how and where the hammock chair originated. It is possible, though, that European immigrants developed it as they wanted to relax lying and sitting. When doing so, they might have been inspired by the idea of a suspended piece of furniture, which they already knew in form of the hammock.

Space-saving alternative to hammocks

You only need one suspension point for a hammock chair, which can be placed in the ceiling or in a beam. A hammock chair does not need more space than a conventional armchair, thus it is very easy to integrate it into the already existing ambience. If it is not needed it can be taken down in a matter of seconds.

Sitting or lying

While hammock chairs were initially developed to provide relaxation in a seated position, in the meantime larger hammock chairs (such as the “Lounger”) have been introduced, in which you can also lie down.


For suspending a hammock chair you need a suspension height of 215-245 cm (7 ft 1 in - 8 ft) (depending on the model). If the suspension is to be placed at a higher point, the hammock chair can be extended by means of a rope.


For added comfort in your hammock chair, a spring can be added to the suspension. With that spring, movements are cushioned and transformed into soft swinging motions.

Extra-Large Mayan chair hammock

Now you can swing and relax. Our chair is so large that you can completely stretch on it. In fact it will go to a full 6'. Yes, this is a very large hammock chair and you will love it. A single hanging point makes it easier to install. The 3 threads tight weaving make it heavier but much more comfortable then the chairs you generally find on the market.

The chair is either available in cotton, polyester or nylon. Cotton is softer but again you need to protect it from the rain. Polyester is a great choice as it is more comfortable then nylon and will last 4 times longer then cotton.

People use this chair inside or outside. When you don't need it just roll it away but don't store it to far cause you will want it again soon. Everybody will love the gentle swaying and your main concern will be to keep the chair for you.