Circular G Plan Fresco Extending Dining Table in Teak

Circular G Plan Fresco Extending Dining Table in Teak

£699.00

A beautifully designed & crafted vintage table.

1 in stock

Description

This mid century table, from G Plan’s Fresco range shows a distinct Danish influence, typical of the period and extends to accommodate 6 people if required. A beautifully designed & crafted extending dining table with a stylish retro look to it.

British furniture manufacturing company GPlan was launched in 1953, but its roots go back much further. In 1898, Ebenezer Gomme (1858–1931) set up a fine woodworking atelier, E. Gomme Ltd., in High Wycombe, England, a major center of British furniture manufacturing.

Although most of the British public reverted to traditional tastes after the war, there was a small but growing market for high-quality, modernist furniture, and G-Plan successfully spoke to this younger, more progressive audience. Through clever marketing campaigns, G-Plan set the standard for modernist, mass-market furniture in postwar Britain. G-Plan’s C Range, with an aesthetic that celebrated its machine production, was launched in 1953, and by 1957 it had become enormously popular.

By the 1960s, the Scandinavian look was sweeping international design, and British-made furniture was being outsold by Danish imports. To compete, G-Plan brought in Danish designer Ib Kofod-Larsen to create new collections in fine woods, like teak and rosewood. While these Kofod-Larsen pieces have become very collectible today, at the time, they were not well appreciated by the design community—perhaps viewed as lesser variations on the furniture available from Scandinavia. Despite the competition, G-Plan remained one of the most recognized names in furniture manufacturing in the UK through the end of the 1970s.

The table top is in super condition as we’ve had it refinished to a high standard by a professional furniture restorer. The leaves don’t run just quite as smoothly as they would have when the table was new but remain perfectly useable and fit for purpose.

Width 122cm x Height 73cm (Extends to 168cm)

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