The ancestor of the Seren Yoke was a chair designed by Pete Hill (a graduate of the Wood Workshop, Canberra School of Art, in the mid 1990’s) and made for the Bungendore Wood Works Gallery. When Pete closed his workshop in 1997, Evan, who was the Workshop Manager at the Bungendore Woodworks Gallery Workshop, was asked to complete some back-orders that the gallery had for Pete’s chairs.
In 1998, the BWWG workshop burned to the ground in a mid-night fire. All the “new” Seren Yokes were destroyed, along with all the jigs, templates and sample components. Evan started his own workshop and for the third time in two years this chair was put in to production. Ironically, it is because the chair was “re-developed” three times that the basic form is so sweet (the curve of that back leg is still perfect).
The Seren Yoke is now a Dunstone Design classic (Evan’s mum and dad own a set). The Seren Yoke has a hint of Japanese architectural forms in its crest rail. It brings just the right energy in to the dining room. The wonderfully comfortable “Wave” wooden seat was first developed for this design. The innovative front-leg-to-front-rail joinery was also originally developed for the Seren Yoke. This chair is the ancestor of all Dunstone Design chairs, predating even the Waterfall Stool.
Dimensions: 1020mm H x 470mm W x 460mm D
Timber Types: blackwood or jarrah (pictured). Other timbers available on request POA.