Early 1960s Uniflex Q Range chest of drawers designed by Gunther Hoffstead
Bought along with a matching dressing table and pair of bedside cabinets from the family of the original owners in Scotland who bought them new in about 1963 . They were designed by a talented German designer Gunther Hoffstead who had escaped from Germany in early 1939 . During the 2nd World War he worked as an engineer at SS Cars solving design problems on aircraft production alongside another refugee who had trained at the Bauhaus . After the war he set up a successful design company and around 1960 started designing for the progressive maker called Uniflex who previously used Peter Hayward as their main designer .
The Q Range in a cherry veneer was an unusual choice of wood at the time . The chest is in good vintage condition but if you look closely there are a number of small scratches , but there are no obvious ring marks or damage . We think it looks fine as it is , but we can have it cleaned and lightly sanded then oiled if required for an extra cost of £125 .
Its a piece that would work equally well as a chest of drawers in a bedroom or as a TV stand in a living room . Its 121cms wide , 71cms high and 46cms deep