Modern 2 Boardroom Furniture

I was approached last year by Edinburgh based architect practice, Lee Boyd to produce new furniture for the refurbishment programme of the boardroom in the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Modern 2 building.

The set consists of two fireside tables, a console table and the board table. With a 5 metre surface, the board table's solid oak structure had to be an assembly of several components. The curved quadrants of the surface were produced entirely from one single oak tree, this resulted in complete continuity of the grain, tone, and allowed me to arrange the planks in a decorative order. 

I feel very honoured to have produced pieces for such an important space and for such a prestigious client.

Extending Oxbow Table

I have just completed a very special commission for a client here in Scotland. I was asked to design a table that could extend to sit ten for family gatherings and to compliment my Oxbow chairs. The requirements for the extension method were for the leaves to be integral to the framework. The result was the application of simultaneous running gear attached to the table surfaces with offset pivot hinges on the leaves to create a butterfly extension, allowing the operation to be carried out effortlessly by one person.

Thanks to Stuart McClay for the amazing images.

Bespoke custom dining table design by furniture maker Namon Gaston


Furniture Focus at The Scottish Gallery

I was honoured to be asked to be included in The Scottish Gallery's Furniture Focus Exhibition for the month of June. The exhibition features two other makers, Andrew Holmes and Edward Teasdale alongside local furniture businesses The Thrie Estates and Lair. A great space, prestigious gallery and strongly curated exhibition which is well worth a visit. See the catalogue here for more details.


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.