Hand made Swing seats by Sitting Spiritually

Sitting Spiritually Trilogy I've known of Sitting Spiritually for a few years now, but it’s only just registered that they are based very close to my parents in The West Country.

Martin Young Sitting Spiritually

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.

Sitting Spirutally Kyokusen Ageing gracefully

Sitting Spiritually at Forde Abbey

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.

Sitting Spiritually Harmony under Blossom

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.

Sitting Spiritually Lounger Norburton Hall

They also offer a range of swing seats and loungers.

Sitting Spiritually Oak rope swing

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.

Sitting Spiritually RHS Centenary Bench 2

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.


Images: Sitting Spiritually