The Thakeham seat was designed for the garden at Little Thakeham near Storrington, West Sussex. The rhythmical symmetry of the bench is typical of Lutyens's love of form. The bench has become an archetypal design in its own right and though it is perhaps the piece of furniture with which is most associated with, it has sadly, for many, at the same time lost its association with Lutyens. It is made all over the world to varying degrees of quality (absence thereof).
There are no makers of this bench other than LFL that are authorised by the Lutyens family.
The Delhi garden bench, pictured here in English Oak is a design that Lutyens used in many of the gardens he collaborated on with Gertrude Jekyll. The scrolled-back and arms have become signature details of Lutyens's garden furniture typifying the naturally inspired details of the arts and crafts movement.
Sir Edwin Lutyens designed the Hestercombe garden bench for Gertrude Jekyll's garden at Hestercombe in Somerset.
The Lili Bench is available as a two or three-seater bench or as a chair. Named after Sir Edwin's great granddaughter, it was designed by LFL as answer to those who wanted a simpler, more modern answer to the classic Lutyens garden bench designs.
Made from a contemporary photo of the garden at Ednaston Manor, the wheelbarrow bench, seen here in oak is typical of Lutyens’s sense of fun. Seen here with a 5’ bench, other dimensions may be specified
All the benches illustrated are shown in English oak. The Thakeham and Delhi benches are available in 6’ or 8’ versions. The others in 4’ and 5’ as well.
Vicereine's PatioSet and Loggia Chair
The Vicereine’s patio set was designed for New Delhi. It is not known if the set was originally ever made; if it was it has, like so much of the original Delhi furniture, disappeared.
The patio set is made from English Oak with an oiled finish. The chairs alone have more than 300 joints between them. They are available with cushions or with a caned seat.
The Loggia chair was also designed for New Delhi
It is pictured here in oak with a pressed cane seat and back. The cane can be weather treated if it is intended for outdoor use.