rocking chairs

Rocking around Boston Logan Airport

There are lots of airports that have rocking chairs scattered about these days, but at Boston Logan International Airport many of the chairs have been painted by local artists.

I spotted this one recently on my way to an early morning flight in Terminal B.

Logan Chair

I bet these ladies would have loved to spend their dwell time in a rocking chair, but I spotted them at Boston’s North Station – which only has hard wooden benches.

Train station ladies

More photos of Sacramento Int’l Airport’s new terminal

The new $1 billion Central Terminal B at Sacramento International Airport welcomes the first flights on Thursday, October 6th. Here are few more photos from my preview visit on Monday. (See previous posts for more).

About 16 of these lovely teak rocking chairs are set out in the meeter/greeter of the terminal, at one end of the people mover.

This painted steel and hand blown glass house by Mildred Howard is titled “The House Will Not Pass for Any Color but Its Own.” It’s the first thing passengers see as they exit the people move and approach the security checkpoint.

This giant horn-shaped piece of public art is titled “Your Words are Music to their Ears” and was created by Po Shu Wang and Louise Bertelsen, who work together as Living Lenses.
The horn has a built-in Internet keyboard that turns typed words into sound.

For “The Baggage Handlers” Christian Moeller took photos of real airport operation workers and transformed their faces into giant portraits in wood.

And finally – for now – take note of this small and simply lovely quiet room in the new terminal at Sacramento International Airport. There’s a small bench and a colored wall. That’s it.

Rocking chairs at Sea-Tac rocked out

As airport amenities go, rocking chairs are highly appreciated offerings.

Rockers at Boston Logan Airport

You’ll find rocking chairs at airports in Boston, Houston, Charlotte, Philadelphia and many other cities, but right now the rocking chairs that were set out by the giant window in the Central Terminal at Sea-Tac International Airport are gone.

“They have been so popular they have been loved to worn out,” Sea-Tac spokesperson Perry Cooper told “We had four and we are ordering several more this time because they were so popular and we want to have extras as well.”

Cooper says the new rockers should be in the terminal in time for holiday rocking.


Rockers at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport

(Rocking chair at St. Louis Airport)

Rock on at William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)

Last week we learned about the 19 new, artist-enhanced rocking chairs that landed at Boston Logan International Airport.

Boston Logan Rocking Chairs

Today, we learned about the 56 rocking chairs that sit outside Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport.

Rocking chairs at Houston Hobby Airport

About 25 recycled plastic chairs were set out last October, but airport officials say the chairs were so popular that 25 more chairs were ordered soon after.

You’ll find these rockers in the area where passengers hang around waiting to get rides home. People waiting for passengers to arrive gather here as well.

All in all – a brilliant idea!

19 new ways to rock on at Boston Logan International Airport

Rocking chairs at Logan

A highly appreciated amenity at Boston Logan International Airport is free Wi-Fi.  But travelers also really love the airport’s collection of rocking chairs.  Besides being comfortable, a lot of Logan’s wooden rocking chairs are decorated by local artists, so the seats are also public art.

Boston Logan Rocker

Now there are even more radiant rockers to relax in.

The airport recently unveiled 19 brand new brightly decorated rocking chairs, all painted by eastern Massachusetts artists.

19 new rocking chairs at Boston Logan airport

The designs depict everything from baseball, baked beans and jellyfish to themes from aviation and nature. Here’s artist Gail Marie Nauen with her “Cranberry Country” chair.

Boston Logan International Airport Cranberry Country chair

Look for the 19 new decorated chairs – and loads of others – next time you’re stuck at Boston Logan International Airport.  And… rock on!