This Lutyens Bench was inspired inspired by the original Thakeham seat, designed in the early 1900's by British architectural icon, Edwin Lutyens, for the garden at Little Thakeham, West Sussex, England. This perennial bench design has never faded and we now consider it a garden classic. All of Achla Designs casual patio and garden furniture is made from eucalyptus grandis wood that is sustainably harvested. It is finished with a natural oil finish. To ensure the long life of unpainted furniture, reapply oil as needed to preserve the color and finish of the wood. We also recommend bringing wood furniture indoors or storing under a waterproof cover during extreme weather months.