Design Guild Mark Holder

Amity Seat

Name of Designer:

Gaze Burvill Design Team
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Manufacturers’ Name

Gaze Burvill


Amity, a special edition seat supporting Action Oak, celebrates Gaze Burvill’s 30 years of specialised craftsmanship and expertise in making furniture from Oak for life outside. The contoured seat is superbly comfortable, ensuring the seat is not just a ‘perch’ or merely ornamental, but is restful and supportive. Aiming for minimal environmental impact, we have specified oak solely from managed British woodlands. This locally grown and milled timber is quarter sawn, and has a delightful grain character, imbuing the furniture with a real essence of the trees from which it comes. While the true beauty of Amity can be seen on the outside, the ingenious innovation lies hidden within in the form of the ‘fox wedge’ – a technical master craftsman’s joint, hidden from view, but with great inherent strength.


After meeting at Hooke Park College under the tuition of John Makepeace, Christian Gaze and Simon Burvill founded Gaze Burvill in 1993. They set out to create the finest outdoor furniture through an honest commitment to design integrity, comfort and craftsmanship, while holding true to their values of respecting and not harming the environment. Gaze Burvill continues to do this, embracing the best of both cutting edge technologies and fine furniture making traditions.