Coffee bench from the PRL era, so called ‘patyczak’ type. Iroko. Fully revitalized.
The Furniture Factory in Oborniki was part of the Association of the Furniture Industry in Poznań – the management body operating in the Polish People’s Republic in the furniture industry in 1950-1981. The company was founded in the 1950s and included plants in Oborniki, Szamotuły and Słonawy. Particularly noteworthy is the Szamotuły factory, whose traditions date back to the 19th century. In 1897, the Koerpel brothers founded a furniture factory, where they produced simple benches and tables. Over time, the factory expanded its production range and operated at Dworcowa Street until 1939 under the name “FURNITURE FACTORY OF THE KOERPEL BROTHERS.”
After the systemic transformation, The Furniture Factory in Oborniki Sp. z o.o., Furniture Factory in Szamotuły Sp. z o. o. and Futniture Factory in Słonawy Sp. z o. o. became subsidiaries of the Wielkopolskie Furniture Factory S.A. Unfortunately, from 1998 the mother company recorded losses, and the investments did not bring the expected results. Therefore, in October 2003 the plant in Szamotuły was closed. 120 people lost their jobs, but some of them (around 70 people) were to be transferred to the factory in Słonawy. In January 2004, the Furniture Factory in Oborniki suffered a similar fate in connection with the restructuring and concentration of all production at the factory in Słonawy.
However, the plant in Słonawy also failed to survive and eventually in 2007 its premises were turned into TAPPOL company, which produced high quality upholstered furniture. The story came full circle when the company opened its branch in the Szamotuły district.
Coffee bench of the PRL era, ‘patyczak’ type, fully revitalized.
The bench has been stripped of old paint coatings. Made of exotic IROKO wood, legs made of beech wood. Protected with environmentally friendly oil produced from natural Chinese oils. Waxed top, water resistant. A solid, stable piece of furniture with legs embedded in metal fittings with the possibility of unscrewing. The metal parts for mounting the legs have been sandblasted and powder painted. Cult bench model of the PRL era.
– height: 40 cm
– width: 49.5 cm
– length: 91 cm
– year of production: 1960-70