The Camberwell desk combines the features of a traditional writing desk with clean lines, gently tapered legs and fine detailing to make a contemporary classic.  Offered in natural and fumed oiled oak, the Camberwell is inlaid with soft leather in a range of colours.  The lift up lid opens to reveal a space for storing papers or laptop with cable management for tidy recharging. Available with or without the storage upstand.

If you would like a bespoke leather colour, please call us or make an enquiry below.

Dimensions: w120 d60 h75



Availability: In stock
Total price: £ 1950

 

 

Bespoke option

We offer a bespoke leather option for this piece. Please call us on 01488 608020 or make an enquiry here for colour options, samples and prices.

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About the designer...

About the designer...

Terence Conran is one of the world’s best known designers. He founded Benchmark with Sean Sutcliffe over 30 years ago and our workshop and showroom are situated in the grounds of his country home.  He often says that Benchmark is the business that is closest to both his home and his heart.

Sustainably sourced...

Sustainably sourced...

The majority of our oak comes from the South of France.  Most importantly, it is sustainably sourced and has FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certification. Nothing is wasted. What isn't made into furniture is turned into small items such as chopping boards or stored for the winter to provide us with heating.

Material & colour swatches

Timbers & Finishes

Oak with clear oil
Oak with clear oil

Oak with clear oil

Oak is sturdy and durable with a rich and open grain.  Here it is treated with a clear, hard wax oil which gives it a warm, honey tone.

Oak with fumed oil
Oak with fumed oil

Oak with fumed oil

Oak is sturdy and durable with a rich and open grain. Here it is treated wtih a tinted hard wax oil that give the look of traditionally fumed oak.

Oak with white oil
Oak with white oil

Oak with white oil

Oak is sturdy and durable with a rich and open grain.  We oil it with a whitened, hard wax oil which keeps it looking close to its natural, raw state.

Leather

Black
Black

Black

Luxury Scottish leather with a matt finish.

Burnt Orange
Burnt Orange

Burnt Orange

Luxury Scottish leather with a matt finish.

Cashmere
Cashmere

Cashmere

Luxury Scottish leather with a matt finish.

Charcoal
Charcoal

Charcoal

Luxury Scottish leather with a matt finish.

Sage
Sage

Sage

Luxury Scottish leather with a matt finish.

Vanilla
Vanilla

Vanilla

Luxury Scottish leather with a matt finish.

 
Ordering and Delivery

How to Order

We are currently developing our website so that you will be able to order on-line.  In the meantime, please call us on 01488 608020, e-mail sales@benchmarkfurniture.com or visit us to place your order.

Lead Times

All our pieces are made to order and crafted to the highest quality. We don't cut corners or compromise our standards so please be aware that your order may sometimes take up to 8 weeks. We will e-mail you when we have booked your order into the workshop and give you an estimated delivery date. We will be in  touch again in the weeks prior to delivery.

Authenticity

Each piece of furniture we sell has a mark in the form of a discreetly fixed polished pewter disk that shows that it is an authentic Benchmark original. This is individually numbered and a record of the piece and purchaser is kept in our register.

Delivery

We have our own fleet of vehicles and drivers to ensure safe delivery. Where we can’t deliver ourselves due to distance, we work with partner companies who offer the same high quality service and care.  Smaller items will be delivered by courier to keep costs as low as possible.  Your furniture will be carefully blanket wrapped to protect it whilst in transit, delivered into the room of your choice and unwrapped.  Please let us know if you have any access issues.


Our delivery cost is dependent upon your postcode and will be calculated when you place your order.   You are welcome too pick up your furniture from our workshop if you would prefer (we’d love to meet you!).

Peace of Mind

We take pride in all our goods being made to exceptional standards but because things sometimes go wrong, our returns policy states that where a damaged or faulty piece of furniture is delivered, we will do our utmost to rectify the error as quickly as possible. If you are unhappy with your purchase for other reasons, let us know within seven days and we will guarantee a refund providing the item is returned in "as new condition" within 14 days. Unfortunately we are unable to refund shipping, handling or insurance charges, except of course in the case of any errors on our part. Bespoke pieces made to special order cannot be refunded, unless there is a fault with the product.

We are confident that our furniture will stand the test of time and offer a five year guarantee against defective workmanship and materials. However, please note that most of our furniture is made of solid timber, and you should expect it to move slightly in damp or overly dry conditions.


 

If you would like to chat through the timber, finishes or upholstery options or would like to see samples before you order, please call us on 01488 608020 or e-mail sales@benchmarkfurniture.com 

 
Care guides

Care instructions for timber & leather

 

Timber

We use Osmo Polyx Oil, a hard wax oil, which keeps the timber looking and feeling as natural as possible whilst providing a level of protection against dirt. The wax will be fully hardened after 4 weeks.  Particular care should be taken in the first few weeks after delivery.  To clean, simply wipe the surface with a damp cloth and then remove any moisture with a dry cloth.

Occasionally spills may penetrate the oil and you may need to re-oil.  Make sure the area is dry. Lightly sand the stain along the grain with a fine grade sandpaper until you can no longer see the mark.  You will be removing a thin layer of the wax oil.  Blend in the edges of the stain by lightly sanding the surrounding area.  Apply a thin layer of Osmo Polyx oil (two teaspoons of oil should be enough to cover 1m2) to the sanded area on a soft cloth.  Concentrate on the sanded area and then blend in the edges by wiping the cloth across the surrounding area.  You may need to reapply the oil after 2 hours to provide a match with the existing finish.
 
Dents and scratches may be sanded out with sandpaper or steamed with heat from an iron applied on top of a damp cloth.  You will notice that it now feels slightly rough where the grain has come out.  Use fine grade sandpaper to lightly sand and ‘de-nib’ the grain.  The sanded area can then be treated as above. 

Leather

Avoid using chemical polishes or soap.  Simply wipe with a damp cloth using a mild detergent such as washing up liquid and buff with a clean dry cloth. 

If you would like any further information or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us on 01488 608020 or e-mail sales@benchmarkfurniture.com