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David Watson




David Watson

Govan Bench made by David Watson for AUTHOR's collection of British-made luxury and unique furniture

Regular price £2,200 Sale

Hand crafted by cabinetmaker David Watson and his skilled team in Port Glasgow, Scotland.

This Govan Bench was hand crafted using a combination of traditional and modern techniques to create a simple yet elegant design. It comes in European Oak with vegetable tan leather upholstery and a hand oiled finish as well as a variety of other leather and wood options. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss these.

Free UK Delivery on all orders over £80*


  • Width: 180cm
    Depth: 50cm
    Height: 74cm

  • 12 to 14 weeks

    AUTHOR will deliver your product as quickly and as carefully as possible. We pride ourselves on our fastidious packaging and despatch service. Where our products are handmade, your order could take a matter of weeks; in these instances we will provide you an approx. leadtime 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 is beautifully wrapped, as standard.

    Orders under £80 incur a delivery charge of £7. Delivery is free for orders of standard products over £80. Delicate or non-standard pieces are marked as such and incur a delivery fee depending on your location and the size/weight of the piece.


  • Use a slight damp cloth if needed for wood and leather. Please do not use any cleaning product or abrasive pads on either material.
Why we love this product

Seen here in a gorgeous vegetable tan leather and natural oak

This stunning sofa bench has a wonderful minimalist design. Its straight, clean lines display David's inspiration of geometry beautifully as can be seen with his other Govan pieces. 

Inspired by the looming form of the Finnieston Crane, the largest remaining cantilever structure built to load locomotives on to ships for export around the world from Glasgow -The Govan collection echoes the pared back utilitarian forms of the areas once celebrated industrial might.

Designed at the David Watson workshop on the banks the Clyde, this bench is handcrafted and hand finished by skilled craftspeople using a combination of traditional and modern techniques. Bespoke options are available, please get in touch to discuss.

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