Semarang Dining

Unique and beautiful design, with classic blend of materials: mindi wood, seagrass and glass.


Design Concept

Customers and show visitors have been asking us for some time whether we would develop a dining table and chairs. It made sense to us as an idea because lots of people use their conservatories and garden-rooms for eating and entertaining. So we briefed our Swedish designer Tord Kjellstrom to come up with a design which would a) complement our Semarang range, b) use the same raw materials, mindi wood and seagrass, and c) bring something unique to the world of dining.

Tord set to work a couple of years ago and came up with the idea of a chair which would be more sociable. In particular, he was thinking about those classic moments between courses, and at the end of the meal, when you want to relax. That gave rise to the idea of a one-sided chair that would allow you to twist and turn to chat with your neighbour in a properly relaxed way.

Range of options
Consequently there are four chair types available: a left and a right chair as shown here (like our Semarang feelgood chairs), a middle chair with no side, and a carver chair with two sides. When you put the chairs together you end up with a lovely flowing line.

There are two lengths of table available: a 6-seater which is 1.7m long, and an 8-seater which is 2.2m long.

Materials used
The chairs combine a strong but stylish frame made in mindi wood with beautiful hand-woven seagrass panels. These panels display the superb weaving skills of our Indonesian producers. Seat pads are provided in the fabric/colourway of your choice to make the chairs even more comfortable.

The tables themselves combine a wooden (mindi) frame, with a toughened glass top which sits above a woven panel of seagrass – creating a pleasing semi-transparent effect.

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