Among all the outdoor furnishing accessories with which to enrich your garden, the swing undoubtedly occupies a place of respect. A timeless element of great charm for adults and children, it brings to mind romantic and poetic moments, carefree and fun summer memories. From a purely functional point of view, chairs and armchairs guarantee you to enjoy a moment outdoors. But the appeal of a swing that allows with its swinging movement to read a good book in full relaxation, to rock younger children or to entertain slightly older ones is undeniable.
Choosing a garden swing is not easy, especially with the huge online offer that in most cases tends to push products that are commercially more attractive but of low build and functional quality.
The fundamental factors that must be considered are size, materials, type, load to be supported and maintenance.
The size and type must be related to the place available (taking care to leave adequate space behind the backrest to allow the rocking chair to swing freely), to the possibility or not of lying down, to the number of seats you want and to the accessories .
Material and maintenance go hand in hand. Plastic should not even be considered because it does not give sufficient guarantees of stability and durability. The charm of wood is undeniable, as is its fragility over time. Even using protective substances against bad weather and parasites, the maintenance to renew them is not negligible and it is still preferable to move the wooden swing indoors in winter. A forged iron swing is more expensive but solves all the fragility of wood and has no aesthetic limitations of colors or shapes, allowing you to create objects with a refined and personalized design to the maximum.
The square section tubular forged iron structure is solid and supports the tilting movement without vibrations, stably and safely even when fully loaded. The lines are clean and modern. The elegant canopy allows you to sit outside well protected and without worrying too much about the afternoon sun. The practical side shelves allow you to place a good book or a drink to sip comfortably lying down. The cushions are handmade with the exclusive materials and colors that Gaia makes available.