Sunday, 27 August 2017

Original 1950's First G-Plan Catalogue

We've come across a bit of G-plan history that we'd love to share, it's what seems to be the very first G-plan catalogue. 
E. Gomme had been making furniture in High Wycome for over 50 years before launching the revolutionary and hugely successful G-plan range in the early 1950's.
There is a great archive of Gomme history HERE but they don't seem to have this particular brochure. 
Of interest is that although the furniture featured here is of G-plans initial 'Brandon' range. Neither Brandon nor it's designer V.B. Wilkins is mentioned anywhere in the brochure, despite the archive clearly having the same items, even the same images advertised as Brandon. Logic would say that Gomme decided to brand the range AFTER this particular brochure was produced.
As the blurb in the brochure is introducing G-plan as an entirely new idea, it would make sense.
Here at Space Harrogate we generally have a dozen G-plan pieces in stock at any one time, including items from this range, I've linked a few Brandon pieces currently in stock towards the end.
                                  We hope this proves useful, enjoy......















And here's some examples you can buy today
A dining room sideboard with a gorgeous 'nut-brown' patina from Page 13. 
G-Plan Brandon Sideboard
 and a G-Plan Brandon Chest of Drawers with Bureau Secretaire from Page 5