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Product Spotlight - The Swinging Day Bed

Why not sleep out under the stars this Summer.....

A brief history of day beds

Day Beds have been around since Egyptian times. The Greeks and Romans also enjoyed them, as reclining during social activities was an activity favoured by both cultures. In Europe, day beds were favoured for the same reasons; the ability to offer comfortable and relaxing seating while remaining socially appropriate. In China, day beds started as small platforms designed to elevate honoured guests above the traditional floor mats and then became seating in Chinese and Japanese homes. Eventually, Chinese daybeds became so ornate that they resembled small, freestanding rooms.

And our Own

We originally designed and made the Swinging Day Bed for a garden designer working on a garden in the South of France, we quickly realised it was a thing of beauty and set about putting it into production in our Axminster workshop.  We launched it at Chelsea Flower Show in 2017 and it was an absolute runaway success and soon we were sending them not only all over the UK, but also to Majorca, Italy, Spain and even Australia!

Our Swinging Day Bed is the absolute definition of luxury and comfort. Sit or lie back, curl up, or stretch out as far as you can. Meticulously hand-crafted from gorgeous, strong, long-lasting Oak from FSC sustainable sources, renowned for its longevity and strength, it will naturally fade over time to a majestic, attractive silvery grey.

Sheer relaxation and opulence – to sit or sleep, for yourself or for the family, the choice is yours. The Day Bed is available either to hang from your own structure or from our bespoke pergola.  If you've long dreamt of sleeping under the stars, but in total comfort, then the Swinging Day Bed can make your dream come true, snuggle under a blanket and star gaze away, in luxurious contentment.

The Swinging Day Bed comes with lots of comfortable cushion options for absolute comfort, and optional glass and bottle holders mean a glass of something is within arm’s reach. With a wide choice of weather resistant fabrics to choose from, you can style your swinging day bed to your own taste. Utterly relaxing and resplendent, this spectacular piece has room for everyone, or be selfish and have it all to yourself!

Something different? The Swinging Bed with Canopy

Made in collaboration with Blackdown Shepherd Huts,  the canopy is crafted from broad oak beams for ultimate longevity and security. No matter if it's sunny or showery, the oak canopy will stand fast and keep you dry and warm. Cool off in the shade when the sun is beating down, or curl up under a blanket with a mug of something warm in the rain. Impeccably crafted, stunningly beautiful and built to last, the oak canopy gives you the freedom to enjoy your garden in all seasons and weathers,

The Oak Canopy Swinging Day Bed

Posted by Siobhan on February 24th 2020

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