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 for a distinctive look. Seats up to 3 people comfortably. A range of contemporary dining room furniture made from solid oak and oak veneers, lacquered with a natural finish. Newman 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.