Bethan Gray for John Lewis Noah 3-Seater Dining Bench, Oak

Product information

This dining bench is made entirely of oak. The grain direction follows the width of the bench, emphasising the solidity of the wood and giving it a contemporary feel. The X-shaped legs are strengthened by a stretcher bar.

A range of contemporary dining room furniture made from solid and oak lacquered with a natural unusual, Noah is designed exclusively for John Lewis by Bethan Gray.

Award-winning Bethan has become one of the country's leading furniture designers. Bethan graduated from De Montfort University in 1998 with a degree in Three Dimensional Design and won the New Designers Award. She subsequently spent 10 years at Habitat, becoming Head of Furniture and producing many award-winning designs. In 2009 she left to set up the Bethan Gray Studio, creating products that are known for their natural elegance and warmth, suitable for contemporary or classic environments.

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Assembly Required
Partial self-assembly required
Bethan Gray for John Lewis
H45 x W145 x D37cm
Eligible for International Delivery
Number of Seats
Up to 3

Editor's Notes

Bethan says: "The pared back simplicity of Noah, using high quality materials and highlighting craftsmanship, resonate particularly with how I love to design.
The design itself is associated with longevity and understated luxury. It is predominately made of solid oak with simple, clean lines and a pared back look. Here and there, the oak is combined with a warm grey/mink colour to lighten and soften the range."
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  • UK delivery

    Delivered within 7 working days (may be longer for N Ireland and rural areas)
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Q & As

Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 9 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very beautiful Really beautiful, comfortable and robust, a bit expensive, though. 14 July 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Gutted I bought the whole Noah sweet of furniture 2 years ago. The chairs and table are great but the benches I have are not. One has spilt the same way as the other reviews and the other is very creaky !!! Out of warranty but an inspector is coming out, clearly a design fault. Here's hoping for a good resolution as the furniture is beautiful but is not cheap and expect it to last longer than 2 years ! 13 November 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by DANGEROUS Like to couple of other reviews on the site this actually completely collapsed! The bench has only very rare occasional use when we have guests around, as we otherwise sit on dining chairs and have the table/bench backed up against a wall. We had 2 guests sitting on the bench when the legs on one side completely snapped and gave way, sending everyone tumbling to the floor. The break occurs where the two legs join the reinforcing beam across the length of the bench - it appears to have snapped on the "leg" side rather than the joint itself, which suggests the wood itself has failed and sheared away from the leg. We have a three year old and if he was on the bench at the time some serious injuries could have occurred! Will be asking for my money back, and also looking to replace the dining table which despite being okay, we got as a set and will be difficult to find a bench that not only looks okay but will actually fit, as the legs are set a fair distance in from the edge. 05 September 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Design fault We bought the bench to go with the table of the same design but the construction of the legs is very poor. They are stuck together with glue and the only thing holding them are 2 wooden dowels. It gradually split, so we had an inspector out who took the legs away to re-stick, but they came apart again gradually and then one night almost gave way completely when we had friends over for dinner. So have now had to replace it with a different design, not ideal but at least we have a bench that is safe to sit on! Would not recommend buying this bench. 06 May 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Contemporary design We decided to incorporate benches into our dining suite as we feel we are more relaxed than formal diners. The benches are very comfortable and we used them for Christmas dinner with great success. Although they were self assembly they went together very easily and feel very solid. 15 January 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Serious design fault This is a beautiful, solid-feeling bench but it has a serious design fault. We were halfway through our evening meal when it completely collapsed without any warning with me, my wife and six year old son sitting on it. Fortunately nobody was seriously hurt. Each pair of legs is only glued together where they meet, and they don't directly connect to the bench top to hold them together. It looks great but it doesn't work. When the glue fails, the wooden dowels snap and it's game over -- very suddenly and dangerously. 25 October 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love it Bought this to go with the Noah dining table, it's solid, looks fab and is surprisingly comfortable to sit on, very happy with it. 02 February 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by A great choice We bought this to accompany the Noah extending table, and it's great. It looks fantastic, is well made, sturdy and comfortable. Our kids love it! 22 April 2012
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