Natural Oak Side Chair in Cognac

Natural Oak Side Chair in Cognac is designed and crafted by furniture maker, Namon Gaston. The Oxbow chair originated from a simple structural idea with the aim to create a smart, leather-slung dining chair that places comfort at its core. Meticulously handcrafted and made with the finest, handpicked, European oak to produce an extremely robust, yet comfortable, seat. Special details have been integrated to allow the back and seat elements a degree of flexibility. The resulting shape conjures imagery of meandering rivers and organic movement, which have become the identifying features of Namon’s collection. The slings are produced from Swedish tooling leather, which develops a rich patina with maturity due to the natural vegetable tanning process.

This product is available in bespoke variations, please enquire for further details.

Material: European oak, Swedish oak bark tanned tooling leather
cm: Width 52cm, Depth 50cm, Height 80cm
inches: Width 20.5in, Depth 19.7in, Height 31.5in
Care Instructions: Leather slings can be nourished with beeswax or replaced, if necessary, thanks to the method of construction.
image Nude
Lead Time: 12-14 weeks


Each component is meticulously handcrafted with precision jointing to produce an extremely robust frame, necessary to support the supple leather slings. The bent legs are constructed by laminating thin strips of oak from a single board in a former mould and then shaped to the round profile. The leather slings are all cut, skived, stitched and finished by hand.
The Maker Namon Gaston Furniture Maker - Scotland

Namon Gaston, an Edinburgh-based furniture designer hailing from coastal Northern Ireland, produces beautifully crafted free-standing work. Inspired by mid-century Scandanavian designers such as Borge Mogenson and Hans Wegner, Namon creates pieces with a timeless appeal which focus on elegance and precision. He is passionate about timber and utilises both modern production processes alongside more traditional techniques to make each piece. Namon regards simplicity, ingenuity and honesty as core principles of his practice.