Stumpy Bench (Custom Build)
Starting From $5,467
‘Stumpy’ Bench by Sue Skeen for The New Craftsmen. A large, low-backed bench with clean, architectural lines, and square legs available in a range of sizes, colours and bespoke options. Part of a furniture collection “Common Parts” launched during London Design Festival 2017.Read More
Bespoke options are available, including a raw or sealed wood finish. Each piece can also be hand-painted in a gloss finish, with a choice of 7 colours.Download Specification
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The 'Stumpy' is a clean, architectural low-backed bench with square legs and backrest. This timeless piece sits beautifully in both traditional and contemporary interiors. Our carpenters have hand-selected each board from sustainably-sourced UK timber, focusing on character and grain quality.
The bench is offered in 3 widths (1.8m, 2m, 2.4m) and three raw or sealed wood finishes (Oak, Ash, Douglas Fir). Each chair can also be hand-painted in a gloss or matt finish, with a choice of 7 colours.
Further bespoke options and accessories are available, including a hand-stitched leather sleeve for the backrest, available in tan, sludge or olive; and a rush seat cushion with leather straps, made by celebrated rush weaver Felicity Irons.
About Common Parts
The Common Parts collection by Sue Skeen in partnership with The New Craftsmen is a furniture collection integrating the traditional skills of makers from the British Isles into timeless design classics.
The collection comprises 5 designs (PLANK, STUMPY, PEGGY, TRUNK, STICK), all produced in the British Isles; the benches and tables by furniture makers Inglis Hall in Sussex, and the chair by Sitting Firm Chair makers in Coventry. Drawing on our specialist makers, collaborators include paint and lacquer specialist Pedro da Costa Felgueiras, leather worker Otis Ingrams, rush weaver Felicity Irons, and mosaicist Giulia Manzoni in collaboration with JW Restoration.
About Sue Skeen
Sue Skeen is an artist, stylist and art director. She worked for Min Hogg at World of Interiors before turning to freelance collaborations with interiors and industry clients; her production company, Skeen & Co, produced the Habitat catalogue at the turn of the century, and she worked with Ilse Crawford as Deputy Editor at Elle Decoration. She is obsessive about homes and nests, and currently maintains a studio at her home in Suffolk.
Width: 180cm, 200cm or 240cm
Seat Height: 47cm
Oak, Ash, Douglas Fir,
Oil based gloss or matt paint
Handwoven rush seat cushion
Wipe with damp cloth
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The New Craftsmen delivers to the UK (3-5 days) and Internationally (7-10 days). Read the full shipping information.
If you are not happy with your purchase then you have 14 days to return it for an exchange or refund. You will be responsible for the return shipping costs. If you have commissioned a maker or purchased a made to order product, please read the full returns policy.