The Story Behind The Kyokusen

In the very early day of Sitting Spiritually Martin was very interested in his garden being developed along Feng Shui principles, something that he still adheres to in the garden today. He had always loved the shape of the Torii Gate….a torii gate marks the approach and entrance to a Shinto shrine. It is the division between the physical and spiritual worlds.

Looking for inspiration for a new wooden garden swing seat, for his newly formed company, he met with a man called Paul Darby, also known as the Feng Shui Doctor and together they discussed the Torii Gate and from this the Kyokusen was born.

Torii Gate
Torii Gate

Kyokusen is Japanese for “Curves in the air”. The Kyokusen Garden Swing Seat is cut from naturally curved Oak, so each one is unique, it is not steam bent or forced. This seat follows the natural curves of the individual piece of timber, so you could say it’s ‘contoured for comfort’.

The image below, taken on The Cobb in Lyme Regis, shows the very first Kyokusen Sitting Spiritually made.  It has been fine tuned since then into the remarkable garden swing seat it is today, one of our best sellers.

3 On The Cobb
3 On The Cobb

The Kyokusen is a very special garden swing seat – comfortable to sit on, relaxing to recline on, sculptural & beautiful to look at, and with the durability of oak it will last a lifetime.

The Kyokusen oak garden swing seat is available with five different back designs: Heart Back, Curve Back, Fan Back, Slat Back and Swirl Back. This FSC oak garden swing seat is available as a 2, 3 or 4 seater & can be viewed in the Sitting Spiritually Garden.  Why not come to one of our Open Weekends & try it for yourself.

2 Seater Swirl Back
2 Seater Swirl Back
3 Seater Curve Back
3 Seater Curve Back
4 Seater Swirl Back
4 Seater Swirl Back
4 Seater Swirl Back
4 Seater Swirl Back

Posted by Siobhan on March 13th 2018


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