Cherrywood Dining Set Incorporating 6 Philippe Starck Tessa Nature Chairs

Cherrywood Dining Set Incorporating 6 Philippe Starck Tessa Nature Chairs


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An impressive and substantial dining set incorporating a large solid Cherrywood dining table matched with 6 Philippe Starck Cherrywood Tessa Nature chairs.
Although they are by separate design teams this dining set is an excellent match. Both in Cherrywood, the table and chairs complement each in with the curvature of the chair backs echoing the unusual curved table legs. The proportions also work well given that the 6 chairs can be spaced to give a generous and comfortable dining space along each side and are also the same height as the table top. The chairs are a slightly lighter colour than the table but are a good match to the lighter grain and figuring elements within the table top. The table is probably late 20th Century but the designer is unknown. I can find no reference regarding the makers stamp on the underneath of the table, as shown in one of the photographs, but it has a quality feel that suggest it’s either been handmade or designed by a small specialist design house. It’s solid and heavy and it’s unusual styling makes it a perfect complement to the Starck chairs. It’s in very good overall condition save a few marks to the interior of the legs (which don’t show up in photographs well) and others as shown in the photographs marked with a blue circle.The set of Starck chairs are not only unusual but also rare, having been designed in the earlier part of his career in 1989, and are indicative of his design style but also echo many Mid-century designs of the 50’s and 60 ‘s. The ‘cow or bull horn’ seat back we’ve seen in a number of classic designs, most notably by Hans Wegner - but the chairs also utilise the same hand woven paper cord/rush seating used in Scandinavian and Eastern European seating since before the turn of the last century. Compact in size, cute but also a little odd in concept and design they are not only curious but strangely compelling; in fact, just like the man himself! The chairs are in very good vintage condition save a few small marks here and there. All in very good used condition showing light signs of wear commensurate with age.

Additional dimensions information:

Chairs - 75H x 37W x 50D


W210.0 x H74.0 x D90.0 cm



Wear condition


Date of manufacture


Place of origin

United Kingdom


Cherrywood and papercord


Late 20th Century


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