This attractive vintage chest of drawers was manufactured in the UK in the 1960s by Uniflex. Stylish mid century drawers in walnut that sit so well on those round tapering legs. Design highlights include those super handles and the built-in, but removable, dividers found within the top drawer. The top drawer’s hidden drawer pull and the pleasing little rebate that runs around the edge of the top piece are other notable design features that make this a stunning little piece of retro furniture.
Not only is Uniflex furniture timeless, it was well ahead of its time. More than any other British maker in the 1960s, Uniflex was extremely dedicated to the design values of modernism. Uniflex bedroom and dining-room furniture in the 1960s was pared back and completely absent of adornment – even drawer handles were sometimes done away with. This forward thinking simplicity was confronting to the 1960s British public.
Uniflex made less sales than other British furniture makers. However, as time has passed the popularity of Uniflex sideboards and dressers has only increased. The desirability of these pieces has been enhanced by their rarity. Uniflex pieces are identifiable by the impeccable and innovative use of materials – such as teak, rosewood and melamine which is hard and durable. Another distinguishing feature is the horizontal bar connecting the back and front legs of a piece of furniture.
One of the drawers doesn’t slide just quite as smoothly as it would have when it left the factory but they all remain perfectly useable.
W78 x D47 x H85cm