Friday, January 30, 2009

Rocking Chairs I Love: Scott Morrison Edition

Scott Morrison is an incredibly talented chairmaker. His rocking chairs are beautifully made and ingeniously designed. Scott's Rocker Cradle (below) won the People's Choice Award in the 2006 Western Design Conference. It stands as a testement to his abilities as an engineer and an artist.

His Double Rocking Chair, called "Make Mine a Double," won First Place in the 22nd Annual International Design in Wood Exhibition.

As if these two weren't enough, I also love his Classic rocking chair out of claro walnut and his Butterfly Chair, which incorporates his trademarked Butterfly Joint.

The photographs are by Valerie Morrison, Scott's wife. As a side note, Scott's website (designed and built by Valerie) is one of the best I've seen in terms of its content and its design. Be sure to check out his section on the benefits of rocking and his description of the construction process. His website is