One of my favoooorite chairs is the Eames Rocker. A status symbol in mid-century homes, this very stylish chair can be used in a variety of interiors in todays homes too. It comes in a variety of different colors, metals, and wood options. The Eames Rocker is my favorite, but the Eames frame has many different options for legs - some are wooden dowels, other are metal, and some are very funky and vintage. Unfortunately, the chair is not the most affordable seat to try out in your space unless you know it's worth the investment...
The original Eames Rocker was created by Charles and Ray Eames in the late 1940s. It was first created using metal, but they switched the material to fiberglass in the 1950s. The fiberglass seat took off after Charles' death, and today the authentic chairs are made of polypropylene. It's a solid seat that relieves pressure from the back of the thighs. The authentic Eames Chair ranges from $499-$558 on Design Within Reach depending on your wood and metal choices. It's worth the price for the quality - people still sell their original Eames Chairs, and you can tell that they're made to last.
Luckily, since the chair has been around for a while, there are a lot of "Eames inspired" seats. Modernica is one of the companies that Brandon and I have found in our search that has made a similar high-quality seat for a slightly cheaper price. For $435, you can have a great chair with tons of different options for seat color, wood rocking legs, and metal base. Definitely a perfect option for a seat you know you're ready to invest in.
This is the seat that Brandon and I have in our living room. It's a great try-out seat for your space! You can find them for about $120 on Ebay and Overstock. Most of the time, shipping is included as well! The quality is not the best, but it is great to get an idea of the size and style in your living room, bedroom, or den. The rocking chair is slightly lower than most seats, so it's great to get a feel for the scale before investing a couple hundred on a long-lasting chair. Brandon and I figure we'll slowly, but surely replace our Eames-style-seats for true Eames when we can. We love having a little mid-century pop in our living room (as seen here).