Sitting Spiritually was set up by garden furniture designer, Martin Young. Based in Lyme Regis, Dorset, Martin designs and makes high quality wooden outdoor furniture using timber from native British trees which he sources locally.
Martin is best known for his range of swing seats which are designed to hang from a choice of two ‘A’ frames or from a tree or pergola.
Martin’s first choice of timber is always British Oak because it is strong and durable, but he also uses Western Red Cedar and treated pine, the latter of which is available in a range of Farrow and Ball colours.
Each piece is made to order so it can be personalised to suit. For example, you might like an inscription on the back or need the dimensions slightly adjusted to make it more comfortable for you.
They also offer a range of swing seats and loungers.
Last week saw the launch of their RHS Chelsea Flower Show Centenary Bench which has been designed to mark the 100th anniversary of the show and to capture the essence of the first Chelsea Flower Show in 1913.
The design is very much influenced by The Arts and Crafts Movement which was the predominant style at the time. Inspiration for the bench was taken from the flower paintings of C R Mackintosh and the furniture of M H Baillie Scott.
If you’re ever in the area, it’s sure to be worth a visit to Martin’s workshop where his seats are displayed in the garden. I’ll certainly try to pop in next time I’m down there.
Full details of all his work can, of course, be found on the Sitting Spiritually website.
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