A beautiful rare matching all original stamped set of 115 Midcentury Tulip chairs, with the sought after oversize model Tulip table. Designed by Maurice Burke for Arkana in 1960. These early versions were the British production models that Burke licensed from his American patented designs for the UK market whilst working alongside legendary designers such as Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson and Alexander Girard. The British based firm Arkana fostered some of the boldest expressions of what we now call Mid-Century Modern style. Burke established his reputation as a furniture designer in the 1950s -70s. With an impressive client list that included G-Plan, Parker Knoll, Greaves & Thomas, Uniflex, Race Furniture and not forgetting Heals and Son in London. Several of his designs were selected for the Design Council and Design Index and because this acclaim represented British design in the UK. Burkes 115 Tulip chairs were also used in the ground breaking futuristic Star Trek series of the 1960’s, cementing his name as one of the iconic innovators of Midcentury design.
As a genuine antique / vintage item there is wear and use commensurate with age. Some wooden products may have signs of historic woodworm. As a precaution we apply a clear triple action woodworm treatment that also kills wet rot, dry rot and woodworm. Please look at all the images carefully and ask any questions pre purchase as we do not unfortunately offer refunds due to the size and shipping costs of our antiques/items. All our items are available on line at Search & Rescued and other online stores.