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A bench in its purest, simplest form.

Wu is a minimal bench with maximum design impact, typical of the simple, functional nature of the maker’s furniture. Stripped of unnecessary ornament and decoration this is the pure essence of what defines a bench, incorporating the barest minimum of timber required in the vertical and horizontal supports.

Namon Gaston’s high-quality, honest design is underpinned by a deep understanding of the materials with which he works. His work is often inspired by the possibilities presented by the basic functional requirements of a piece of furniture and how designers approached these challenges in the past.

The Wu bench makes an excellent addition to a hallway, entrance or study, wherever occasional seating is required. The bench is compact in size, perfect accommodation for ‘two small ones’.

Namon encourages customers to visit him at the workshop and see for themselves the processes involved in making their piece of furniture. If you are able to do this, we strongly recommend it, and would be happy to assist with arrangements.



Namon Gaston

Wu Bench by Namon Gaston for AUTHOR's collection of British-made luxury furniture

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Namon Gaston

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  • Designed and made by Namon Gaston in his Edinburgh workshop.

    The Wu bench features steam-bent back supports and a fixed seat pad in vegetable tanned bark leather. It is constructed using European and Swedish oak. The bench is designed to take a strong patina with maturity.

    The Wu Bench won in the 'Production Furniture' category at the 2012 Wood Awards and received the 2012 Visual Arts Scotland award for Applied Arts.


  • Height: 72.5cm
    Width: 125cm
    Depth: 48cm
    Seat Height: 45cm

  • This individually hand-crafted item can be in your home between 6-16 weeks after placing the order depending on Namon’s schedule.

    A specialised delivery service will be required for this piece; our customer service team will be in contact to discuss delivery options & related costs.

  • The seat of this chair has been covered in untreated natural leather, which means that it does not tolerate abuse of any kind, especially spillages. Should the unthinkable happen, wipe over the leather with a hot, wet cloth. Allow it to dry and then feed the leather with beeswax.