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Namon Gaston




Namon Gaston

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

Regular price £3,450 Sale

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.

This product requires specialist delivery. If you wish to order this product, which requires specialist packaging and delivery, you can check-out now and buy online to secure your purchase. Thereafter, the AUTHOR team will contact you directly to complete your order by providing a delivery estimate. Be assured, we have negotiated competitive delivery costs from reliable couriers. We pride ourselves on delivering ordered products with the utmost care, promptness and efficiency. Also note, you have the option of a full refund should any issues arise in arranging your delivery.

Alternatively, if you'd rather speak with AUTHOR Interiors about specialist delivery of this product before buying online, you can contact us via our Contact Form and one of our team will get in touch.


  • Select 'Luxury Gift Wrapping' in BAG and, for £3.50 per gift 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 at no extra cost, which you can provide in the 'notes' section in CHECKOUT.


  • 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.

    Orders under £250 incur a delivery charge of £7. Standard Delivery is free in the UK for orders over £250. Excludes fragile or large pieces flagged as requiring specialist carriage; in these instances you must provide the AUTHOR team your contact details, and info about your order via our contact form and we'll reply to discuss your delivery needs and provide you with a delivery quote to complete your order. Or call us during office hours.


  • If you are ordering for delivery to an international address, you can check-out now and buy online in your local currency to secure your purchase, which will be zero VAT rated thereby reducing the price you pay by 20%. Currency conversion charges apply. Thereafter, the AUTHOR team will contact you promptly to complete your order by providing a shipping estimate, which will be charged separately by AUTHOR. Be assured, AUTHOR have negotiated competitive international shipping costs from reliable couriers. Please note, you may need to account for import VAT, duties/customs to the country being delivered to; AUTHOR is here to help with this. If you want to talk to the Author team first before ordering, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Also note, you have the option of a full refund should any issues arise in arranging international delivery.


  • 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.
Why we love this product

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.