Garden Swing Seat Kyokusen Curved Oak

Kyokusen Garden Swing Seat in Curved Oak

If you’re looking to add a unique sense of style and comfort to your garden, this stunning swing seat is a fabulous choice. The Kyokusen, an exquisite example of handcrafted artistry, will be the crowning centrepiece of your outdoor space; a one-of-a- kind sculptural feature that will bring you a lifetime of joy. A garden furniture piece guaranteed to make an impact.

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A beautiful swing seat crafted with care and attention to detail

A beautiful swing seat which will be a lasting centre piece for our new garden and a place to sit an relax in style. From initial idea, through placing the commission to delivery , assembly and follow up the service everything was excellent. The swing seat is a piece of craft which we wanted for our new Japanese style garden and it lived up to all our expectations. A thoroughly professional service. Martin and the team stayed in touch throughout, sent photos and explained after care. Delivery was excellent and it was reassembled on site. I first saw and sat in a “Sitting spiritually seat” at RHS Rosemoor and decided this would be a retirement gift to myself for our new home. I Whilst the garden is small it makes a wonderful focal point and ensures we relax in the garden for years to come. Wonderful swing seat wonderful service.

- Ann Bulley

Truly A Dream

I have dreamed of having one of these sensational swings since I saw one at a National Trust garden. They are a really beautiful item, craftsman made and incredibly tactile. The 3 seater swing I chose was delivered and installed without any fuss. I look forward to many relaxing hours enjoying the view in comfort and knowing it will age beautifully.

- Teresa Wynn-Clarke

Great Craftmanship

The commission was handled with expedition, accuracy, and clear communication. The result is a superb piece of furniture with artistic qualities of great craftsmanship, which will provide hours of joy for our family. We wish to thank Martin and his team for their great care.

- Simon Lambert

Ageing Wonderfully

We love our new Kyokusen Oak Swing Seat, it's a work of art, hand crafted from beautiful materials. It's now aging in it's first winter, ready to be a lovely silver weathered oak seat in there spring. It wasn't cheap, but it's going to last at least 25 years, so that's not much per year. It's an investment we know we won't regret.

Siobhan, Martin and the team have been fantastic, lots of information and great communication. Not only a brilliant product but a great team too. Thank you.

- Martin Fowler

Superb addition to any garden

The swinging seat from Sitting Spiritually is a superb addition to our garden. The initial contact with Martin was via e-mail and then he contacted us by phone. We arranged to visit Lyme Regis to look at the swinging seats in Martin’s picturesque garden setting. After trying all the seats we decided on a four seater swinging seat. Each seat is built for the individual customer and there are several options available to make yours unique. We ordered one there and then and it was delivered on time as promised.

We are delighted with our seat and looking forward to long summer evenings relaxing with a gin and tonic ( or two )

- Paul Miller

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Origins of the Kyokusen Swing Seat

Kyokusen is Japanese for “Curves in the air”. The seat’s design draws upon the curves and flow of the Torii, a traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of a shrine. The beautiful curve and flow of the swing seat takes inspiration from the ancient Chinese practice of Feng Shui; the calming, serene aesthetics will fit seamlessly into the natural surroundings of your garden. Late summer evenings can be spent in pure bliss, gently swinging away the time in your elegant oak seat.

The sweeping lines of the piece are determined by the unique curvature of the tree it's cut from, meaning each swing seat comes with its own entirely individual aesthetic. 

Pictured you will see a close-up of one of our lovely Kyokusen garden swing benches, featuring a fan back design and an engraving with the Japanese translation for the word Kyokusen - 曲 Kyoku 線 Sen.

Kyokusen Swing Seat with engravings
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Handcrafted in the UK

Every commission is one of a kind and bespoke to you, beautifully crafted in our Devon workshops.

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Endorsed by the RHS

Sitting Spiritually are the only bespoke swing & bench maker endorsed by the Royal Horticultural Society in the UK.

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Finance Options

Flexible finance options mean you can pay for your Kyokusen Swing Seat over 12 months with absolutely no interest. 

How To Choose a Swing Seat


Find Your Perfect Swing Seat

Browse our range of beautiful wooden garden furniture either online or request a brochure. If you would like any advice or have any questions, please don't hesitate to give us a call or email to discuss your ideas.


Explore Styles & Prices

Every range is available with 5 unique back styles and a range of accessories. Use either of the buttons on this page to look at the different styles available and either send an enquiry, or build up a price and purchase online. 


Secure Your Order

You can pay a £250 deposit at any time to secure your order, either via an online order or by contacting us separately. We will only take a deposit once you are fully happy to proceed.


Crafting Your Commission

Once you have fully approved your commission, our expert joiners get to work on creating your one-off piece. This typically takes around 4 weeks, but can often be quicker for special occasions.


Delivered to Your Garden

Once the swing seat is made, we'll send you a finished picture in the workshop before organising a delivery time and date to suit you. Our expert team will assemble the seat in your garden, ensuring it's hung perfectly and ready for you to enjoy right away.


Relax & Enjoy

Handcrafted using the finest timber available, we know your seat will provide years of enjoyment. We will be in touch in the coming weeks to make sure everything is OK and provide some tips on aftercare. 

Curved Oak Swing Seat set amongst floral garden
Curved Oak Swing Seat in Garden
Oak Garden Swing Seat with Cushions
Swing Seat in the Garden with Curved Oak

Back Styles 

Below are our 5 back variations available for the Kyokusen Swing Seat. You can click on each of the images to enlarge it. To make an enquiry, click the 'Buy Online' button towards the top of this page.

Oak Kyokusen Swing Seat with Curve Back Design

Curve Back Design 

Oak Kyokusen Swing Seat with Heart Back Design

Heart Back Design

Oak Kyokusen Swing Seat with Fan Back Design

Fan Back Design

Oak Kyokusen Swing Seat with Slat Back Design

Slat Back Design

Oak Kyokusen Swing Seat with Swirl Back Design

Swirl Back Design

Swing Seat Dimensions and Footprint

Due to the handcrafted nature of our products the final footprint can vary slightly from seat to seat, measurements provided are for the largest expected dimensions. If you are intending to set a slab under each leg we suggest not doing so until you have taken delivery.

Note: Please click on an image to enlarge

Garden Swing Seat dimensions

4 Seater Kyokusen Swing Seat

Footprint 2.9m by 1.6m 

Garden Swing Seat dimensions

3 Seater Kyokusen Swing Seat

Footprint 2.6m by 1.6m 

Garden Swing Seat dimensions

2 Seater Kyokusen Swing Seat

Footprint 2.3m by 1.6m 

Garden Swing Seat dimensions

All Frames Kyokusen Swing Seat


Swing Seat Accessories

"What the image cannot convey is the wonderful relaxing feeling the swing seat gives."

We saw the image of your beautiful swing seat on your website and decided to invest. When it arrived we were delighted with the quality. What the image cannot convey is the wonderful relaxing feeling the swing seat gives. Both sitting or lying down it's bliss - thank you Martin, you are a true craftsman.

D&B, Hertford

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