Instrmnt Daybed Collaboration

I was approached last year by multi-disciplinary design studio Instrmnt to work with them to create a bespoke daybed for their flagship store in Glasgow. The pared back and super simple space is now open on Parnie Street in Trongate, showcasing their beautiful timepieces alongside their two speed city bike and other carefully curated products.

The daybed is produced in American black walnut and has been designed for multi-functional use. The removable magazine storage can be inverted to act as a display surface. The beautiful upholstery was produced by my good friend Peter Holmes at Be Seated.

Thanks to ZAC and ZAC for the fantastic images.

                                                                                                                                      

Meet the Maker

Excited to have been featured in Homes & Interiors Scotland as their 'Meet the Maker'. What a great start to a new year!

Editorial which is more about what makes me tick than about the work that I produce. I am never comfortable in the limelight but the team at Homes & Interiors Scotland did their best to make me feel at ease! Thanks to Neale Smith and Catherine Coyle for the great feature.

Furniture designer and maker Namon Gaston featured in publication regarding bespoke custom furniture commission business

 

Icon Magazine Feature

The Oxbow chair has been featured in the international design magazine Icon (issue 138).

The article is part of the 'British Design Report 2014' section, it focuses on British designers drawing inspiration from natural materials and traditional techniques. It is an honour to be featured in this widely recognised publication and to be mentioned alongside some of the UK's "latest and greatest" designers.

 

 

Fosse Collection Shortlisted

Award winning furniture collection by designer maker Namon Gaston

We are happy to announce that The Fosse Collection has been shortlisted in the production furniture category in this years Wood Awards.

We are proud to be one of only 30 shortlisted entries from over 300 applicants celebrating excellence in British design in wood.

The Fosse desk will be representing the range at 100% design in London. We will be attending stand L370 during the exhibition.

 

Namon Gaston X Sodakitsch

Just fitted these over the weekend at Edinburgh bicycle boutique Gamma Transport Division. The leather work was undertaken in collaboration with Ian and Ashley from Sodakitsch leather work.

I have worked on various projects with the guys such as the Oxbow chair and the Wu bench, looking forward to more projects together in the future.

 

Recently completed.

This take on an old school desk has just been delivered to a happy client. The writing desk is constructed form European oak with English sycamore detailing, finished in raw oil. Shown with a Hans Wegner Wishbone chair courtesy of Søren Furniture.   

Thanks to Paul Cowan Photography.

 

Featuring in 2014...

The Oxbow Chair enjoyed some press last month with a small feature in House & Garden and this lovely full page shot in Home & Gardens. The lifestyle shot pictures the side chair in oak with natural undyed leather which compliments the industrial styling perfectly. 

The Oxbow is now in production available either as a side or armchair in natural or fumed oak with a choice of natural, tan or dark brown bridle hide leather slings.

 

Selected at the Dovecot

The end of November saw the opening of awaited Edinburgh exhibition 'Selected.'

The show celebrates contemporary quality craft from all over Scotland, exhibited in one of the city's finest gallery spaces, Dovecot Studios.

As one of the invited designer-makers we have several pieces from the new range on show, including the opportunity to see a limited edition Wu Bench in fumed oak and black leather which we made especially for the exhibition.

The show runs until the 21st December and is well worth a visit to see and buy some of the best contemporary craft in Scotland

 

Oxbow Chair Launched at Decorex

We've just managed to to get hold of some of the shots from London Design Week where the Oxbow Chair was first launched to the public at Decorex International. Manufacturers Benchmark had several of the chairs on display in both tan and natural leather and the chair was well received by trade visitors and the public. See more of the Oxbow Chair via our products page.