Circa Chair

The Circa chair is a sculptural hanging chair made from the highest grade Baltic birch plywood with a natural Osmo oil finish and marine grade rope. The simple, geometric lines of its hanging form create a self-contained architectural space in both interior and exterior environments, a comfortable safe haven of peace and quiet.

The Circa chair is for both indoor and outdoor use and can be hung from a supporting beam, a frame, a tree, or maybe you have another idea! We have installed many chairs and are happy to advise and work with your specifications, talk to us about your installation requirements including size, frames, finishes and suitability of location.

This chair is part of a collection of hanging chairs that includes the Hive Chair and Circa Double Seater.

Close-up of the Circa's concentric circles held together by rope

“A beautifully simple, timeless design made from concentric circles” -Nick Rawcliffe

A Circa hanging in the living room of a loft apartment

The story behind the furniture

“The Circa hanging chair developed from the Hive chair when I was at the Bauhaus.

The design only weighs about 8 kilograms and holds its shape by gravity through ropes. When it lies flat, it collapses like a crab net! Because everything can move, you get stress distribution among all of the joints, so it is incredibly strong.

Watching the circles spin as the chair turns, it looks incredibly sculptural.”

-Nick Rawcliffe

A Circa hanging outside in a garden for RHS Chelsea Flower Show


Pricefrom £895, including standard cushion option (specifier discount available). Optional frame £1250.
Dimensions120cm wide, 100cm deep
Materials FSC , high quality outdoor birch laminate.
mid/light options in UV filtering Osmo oil, satin finish.
Bespoke finish options available.
Black or white marine rope.
Standard cushion option included, mid grey faux suede colour, Flame retardant BS5852 0&1, Abrasion 30,000.
Foam filled.
InstallationNo construction required of chair itself. Chair folds flat whilst fully assembled. hanging equipment NOT supplied.
Single heavy duty hanging point must be installed in position by qualified installers. Rope or chain is recommended with the ability to adjust the hanging height.
130kg load maximum recommended load for chair (1 large adult). Bespoke hanging frame available.
CareIf using outdoors we recommend wiping the chair down every two/three months with a cloth and covering or storing the chair indoors during the winter. The cushion is not intended for outdoor use.

Indoor Use: you don’t really need to do anything…
Made in our studio by us. Lead time 4-6 weeks.