A beautifully designed & crafted teak extending dining table by Gunther Hoffstead for Uniflex in the 1960s. This mid-century table has a gentle concave curve to its ends that sets it apart aesthetically from more traditional dining table shapes. This model is extremely popular due to the fact that it can be extended to seat 6 to 8 people. It features an extension leaf that swings easily into place to accommodate extra dinner guests, making it a very versatile dining table.
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.
Structurally sound and in nice original, unrestored, vintage condition with, as you’d expect, some signs of age and use. The leaves don’t run just as smoothly as when new so we’ve waxed them. They remain stiff but still operate and we’ve reduced the price of the table to reflect this.
W151 x D92 x H72cm (Width when extended – 212cm)