Old Rockers

ODD's Old Rockers are the original fully upholstered swinging sofa for the garden.

 

They are the only traditional upholstered swing seats still handmade here in England. Their comfort is beyond compare, with three individual cushions to the back and seat of the sofa, so you can really sink into them.  Of course, they look rather wonderful as well, bringing a very special sort of luxury and whimsy from a bygone era to your garden.

Given the wide choice available to customise your Old Rocker, we encourage you to call us on 01865 416836 to start designing your own.

ODD Old Rocker swing seat in garden with upholstered sofa with flowers resting on it

The swing seat

The first choice is to determine the silhouette of your swing seat, whether you're opting for a scalloped or straight roof. You can also choose whether to have it fringed or piped.

Close up view of the sofa on ODD's Old Rocker swing seat with sofa in faded red and yellow striped cushions

The fabrics

The roof and sides are made of ODD's water-resistant canvas, available in several colourways. The sofa itself and other interior parts can be upholstered either in canvas or in ODD's collection of linens and velvets.

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A hand painted ball finial on the roof of ODD's Old Rocker swing seat

The trimmings

From ball finials to cushions and covers, there are a whole host of decorative and functional extras to choose from to make your Old Rocker your very own.

Leave your Old Rocker out all summer long

ODD's Old Rocker swing seat glimpsed across a wall tucked between flower beds

The frame from which the swinging sofa hangs is made entirely of stainless steel, eliminating rust and the need for painting, and the garden sofa's frame is made of hardwood. We now offer waterproof bags to make winter storage a breeze.

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ODD Old Rocker swing seat in Elephant with upholstery in ODD's Maud fabric in a rose garden with

Some of our favourites

Old Rocker in Faded Red
Old Rocker in Faded Red

Scalloped Roof Sofa in Maud Scatter Cushions in Maud Inside Walls in Maud Handpainted Ball Finials

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Old Rocker in Baby Elephant
Old Rocker in Baby Elephant

Scalloped Roof Sofa in Sail White Canvas Inside Walls in Neutral Stripe Handpainted Ball Finials

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Old Rocker in Sail White
Old Rocker in Sail White

Scalloped Roof Sofa in Sail White Canvas Scatter Cushions in Bird

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Old Rocker in Faded Red
Old Rocker in Faded Red

Scalloped Roof Sofa in Maud Scatter Cushions in Maud Inside Walls in Maud Handpainted Ball Finials

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We have made all sorts of Old Rockers over the years, dreamt up between our customers and us. Take a look at our gallery of archive images of swing seats we've created by clicking the button below.

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Our customer ethos

We make very limited runs of our swing seats, which allows us to deliver a very personal service to our customers. 

To make sure you end up with the swing seat perfect for you, we'll guide you through all the design decisions and, if you like, come and put up your Old Rocker for you when it's ready.

"I have just assembled and placed my Old Rocker, and I cannot tell you how much pleasure it has given me already, after just three hours of swinging I’m an addict. It’s so beautifully thought through, the engineering is perfect, it all fits together impeccably, it’s comfortable, it’s pretty, it’s really lovely, I adore it.
I’ll send some pics when I’ve stopped swooning."

Lady Conran

Old Rocker in Faded Red

2021

"We love our rocker - it’s like having the comfiest sofa - in the garden! Next sunny day and pictures will follow."

Mrs Alice Clarke

Old Rocker in Sail White

2013 & 2021

"It is a triumph and excellent assembly instructions...it is a terrific thing."

Mr Michael Lewis

Old Rocker in Dark Khaki

2021

Made to last

Side view of ODD's Old Rocker swing seat in faded red (pink)

With a little bit of care, our swing seats will be handed down through generations. Every year we give well-loved Old Rockers a new lease of life with fresh upholstery, covers and accessories.

Please get in touch if you're in need of any replacement parts.

Close up of pink flowers in a garden
ODD's Old Rocker swing seat in sail white with a straight roof with a dog on it