A rare vintage ‘hockey’ stick design compact dining set created by Kerstin Bartlmaefor for Casala featuring a separate glass top and 4 stacking chairs.
A very unusual dining set designed by Scandinavian designer, Kerstin Bartlmaefor for Casala that is believed to date from 1990s. It is a very compact set that presumably, by virtue of the original table top size, was designed more as a games, or casual coffee table than as a dining set – so if you have a tight space, this is the dining set for you!
The set now features a detachable glass top, as a later addition, that simply sits on small rubber feet on top of the original table to increase the useable size; thereby creating a dining table for 4 people. This means that if required, the whole set can be stacked away when not in use, as shown in the pictures.
The name derives from the shape of the seat backs which feature a hockey stick style shape and curve – and that’s not just an aesthetic detail (although it is pretty cool), but a practical one too. Kerstin apparently designed the chairs with only one supporting arm and a cutaway so that she could sit backwards on the chair like a cowboy even in a tight skirt whilst still maintaining her decorum and respectability. It’s a great idea and back story and whether you intend to sit like this or not, it makes no actual difference to the comfort of the ergonomically designed seat and back.
The set is in good vintage condition with some light marks to the top and bases of the table and chairs commensurate with age and use.
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Vintage Kerstin Bartlmaefor compact dining set with four stackable chairs
Wood, steel and glass
Vintage, 20th Century Design
Date of production
Table: H72 x W60 x D60cm
Glass top: 100cm diameter
Chairs: H76 x W48 x D48cm
Seat Height: 45cm
Number of pieces included in price
6 (Includes the glass top)
Good vintage condition
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