These original ESA (Esavian) old school benches with baskets are a very rare find indeed. Dating from around the late 1950’s to early 1960’s they are completely original. Constructed from solid beech and galvanised steel, they now have the perfectly aged patina and style that is very highly sought after.
They came from a school in Newark, given to the PE teacher that had worked there for 35 years!
Esavian – ESA – The brand name for the Education Supply Association Ltd.
Post War furniture. Manufacturers of school and industrial midcentury low cost furniture.
Most people know the furniture from school as a lot of it was produced in the 1950s and 60s. Esavian school stacking chairs were lightweight and strong, made with die-cast aluminium legs with a plywood seat and back rest. Their desks, benches, chests of drawers, racks, lockers and cupboards were all well designed and well made to last. The chests of drawers being particularly good for storage and usually made of beech hard wood.
British Furniture Designer – James Leonard.
Dimensions: 137cm Wide, 31cm Deep, 43cm Seat Height