I’ve been coveting an egg chair for some time now so was really pleased to get the opportunity to review this one from VonHaus. We are in the final stages of a kitchen extension. Mr W has built it all himself from the foundations to the brickwork and plumbing. We just need to get an electrician in now and then the interesting bit will start, culminating in a brand new kitchen (and I can’t wait!). But while this chaos is going on, how nice will it be to have this chair inviting me outside into a little piece of relaxation heaven!
It’s made from black rattan with a powder coated iron frame. It comes in a few pieces, but was fairly easy to assemble. Mr Wonders put it together in around 20 minutes. It is a sturdy piece of kit though and heavy at 18.5kg, so I would say that it’s a good job to assemble it near to where it will finally live.
I asked him to write a few words about the assembly (mainly as I was not paying attention while he was doing it!):
I was initially rather wary of having to assemble this rather large piece. I started having flashbacks to the last garden furniture items we bought, a pair of garden chairs, one of which remain unassembled to this day due to a very clunky design and numerous boltholes that didn’t line up, must finish it this spring!
Anyway, back to the point, this rather large egg chair. All the components were very well protected and took a little while to unwrap, but it did mean they travelled safely to us without a scratch. With the parts laid out and the nuts and bolts out of the packaging, it turned out there was mercifully little assembly to be done. The design meant some parts just clicked into place. This left just 5 or 6 nuts and bolts to be put in place (with provided spanners) and a selection of shiny black plastic caps to be pushed onto any exposed nuts.
I’ve taken photos of the chair next to our fence with fairy lights on an evening, but equally I have seen other people decorate their egg chairs with fairy lights, bunting and jolly cushions.
Imagine a sunny day with a good book and a glass of something cool. I can even see myself wrapped in a blanket on a cooler evening watching the sun go down over the horizon.
We were sent the egg chair from VonHaus to review, but as always, all my opinions are my own.