To celebrate 100 Years of Chelsea Flower Show in 2013 we teamed up with the RHS to create this beautiful three seater bench. Inspired by the designs of the Arts & Crafts Movement, this stylish yet sturdy bench is made from FSC English Oak and, under license from the RHS, will be limited to only 100 editions.
We are pleased to report that UK exports were boosted at Chelsea Flower Show with orders from overseas including Arizona and Johannesburg. Edition No 1 is at The RHS Garden Hyde Hall.
"The RHS is very pleased to be working with Sitting Spiritually on the development of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Centenary Bench. The Centenary Bench captures the spirit of the first Chelsea Flower Show and will be a welcome addition to any garden setting"
Licensing Manager, RHS Enterprises
The Centenary Bench has The Arts and Crafts Movement as its primary influence. When the RHS Chelsea Flower Show launched in 1913, it was the predominant style and fine examples of architecture of the period can be found in and around Chelsea. The architects and pioneers of this design movement were very aware of the important relationship between house and garden. We have taken inspiration from the flower paintings of C R Mackintosh and the furniture of M H Baillie Scott to create a seat with the design sensibilities of the present day. We would like to thank Paul Reeves, the pre-eminent dealer in British Arts and Crafts, for his advice and encouragement.
The footprint of the bench is 166 cms by 64cms deep
Complete Bench with Inscription and Rose £3747 + VAT (£4496.00)