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Katie Walker




Katie Walker

Beam Bench by Katie Walker Furniture for AUTHOR Interiors' collection of British made luxury benches

Regular price £3,110 Sale

Creatively designed by Katie Walker in her West Sussex studio. Katie collaborates with fine furniture makers in Britain to create her stunning pieces.

Handcrafted in ash or walnut with a natural wax/oil finish. The stainless steel fittings and rescued leather cover are sustainably made in Britain by Elvis & Kresse.

The rescued leather cover is available in three colour ways - Black, Caramel or Shiraz. Other fabrics/leather covers are also available subject to a variation in price.

Bench pictured in walnut wood with caramel seat cover.

If you would like this bench made to a different size or in a different timber then please get in touch.

Select luxury gift wrapping in CART for just £3.50 per gift or accessory ordered. We will wrap the gift beautifully in one of our luxury gift boxes with tissue paper, ribbon and seasonal decoration. We can also add a personalised message for you which you can provide in the ‘notes' section at checkout

Free UK-wide Delivery on all orders over £80*

We ship globally. For orders to an address outwith UK, contact us to arrange international shipping to USA, Australia, mainland Europe and beyond.


  • 1370mm long x 500mm wide x 460mm high. (54” x 19¾” x 18”)

  • Usually in stock but each order will have to be dealt with individually due to the number of different wood options offered.

    AUTHOR will deliver your product as quickly and as carefully as possible. We pride ourselves on our fastidious packaging and concierge despatch services, no request is too much trouble. Do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss delivery. Where our products are handmade, your order could take a matter of weeks; in these instances we will provide you with an approx. lead-time and then keep you updated by phone or email as to the progress of your order. Where there’s a short wait for hand-crafted items made in small batches or for a custom order, trust us; it’s always worth it. Any item intended as a gift can be beautifully wrapped, just tick this option in CART. Gift wrapping is a complimentary service to our AUTHOR Society members.

    UK orders under £80 incur a delivery charge of £7. Delivery is free in the UK for orders over £80. Delicate or non-standard pieces are marked as such and incur a delivery fee depending on your location in the UK and the size/weight of the piece. International orders do incur a shipping cost which is calculated on size, weight and location of delivery address. An invoice will be sent separately from as little as £15. For further information please refer to our payment and delivery page.


  • The timber has a wax/oil finish and can be wiped over with a damp cloth and dried with a clean dry cloth.

    The leather can be cleaned using a homemade cleaning solution or polish such as using products only found in nature like olive oil and beeswax. Apply the cleaning mixture carefully and make sure to allow your leather to fully dry. Keeping to a regular cleaning schedule will have your leather looking good over time.
Why we love this product

This piece was awarded The Furniture Makers’ Company, Bespoke Guild Mark no. 250

Inspired by traditional cross-legged tables, this gorgeous bench combines Japanese style self-locking joints with curved legs. Originally conceived as gallery seating, the Beam Bench is sized for a domestic setting as hallway seating or at the foot of a bed. The rescued leather seat cover is handcrafted in Britain by Elvis & Kresse, held in place by removable stainless steel tubes making it easy to change the cover, swapping colour ways with the seasons.

In 2005, Kresse Wesling had a chance meeting with the London Fire Brigade and a very emotional response to their damaged, decommissioned fire hose. It was too heroic and too beautiful for landfill. Somebody had to do something, and those somebodies were Elvis & Kresse (Kresse and her partner James Henrit a.k.a Elvis). Over the past 15 years, they have saved all of London’s hoses, transforming them into a range of luxury accessories and donating 50% of the profits to the Fire Fighters Charity. They are now tackling their greatest ever challenge, the 800,000 tonnes of leather off-cuts generated each year by the global leather industry. We love that Katie has paired up with Elvis & Kresse to make this exquisite bench.

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