The Seren Yoke dining chair is a member of the Seren family of chairs. In the mid 1990’s, Pete Hill (a graduate of the Wood Workshop, Canberra School of Art) designed the ancestor of the Seren Yoke for the Bungendore Wood Works Gallery. At that time, Evan was the BWWG’s Workshop Manager. When Pete closed his studio in 1997, it fell to Evan to design-for-production and complete some back-orders of the old chair design for the Gallery.
A mid-night fire completely destroyed the BWWG workshop in 1998. Gone were all the jigs, templates and sample components, along with 22 nearly complete chairs. The Seren Yoke was redesigned and put into production for the third time in two years, when Evan and Fenella Dunstone established their own workshop. Ironically, it was this chain of disasters that lead to the refinement of the design.
The Seren Yoke dining chair is a Dunstone Design classic. Even Evan’s parents own a set. From an aesthetic perspective, the curve of the Seren’s back leg is perfect. There is the suggestion of Japanese architectural forms in the Seren Yoke’s crest rail. The Yoke brings just the right energy into the dining room. The wonderfully comfortable Wave seat was originally developed for the Seren and the Wave is now a signature Dunstone Design element. Innovative front-leg-to-front-rail joinery was devised for the Seren Yoke. This design 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.