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Outdoor seating that’s handcrafted, beautiful and lasts a lifetime? That’s the kind of investment we can buy into. These special-edition coordinating Floating benches by Simon Thomas Pirie for Sitting Spiritually of Lyme Regis come in scorched and natural-oak finishes, both of which make a striking statement and take their name from the unusual back.
Floating benches in noir, left, and Blonde, from £2,700 each (sitting spiritually. co.uk)