The company which evolved into G-Plan was founded in 1898 by Ebenezer Gomme. They sold direct to the public establishing galleries around the United Kingdom but languished during the war years until the lifting of trading conditions in 1952.
In 1953 their designer Donald Gomme embarked on a plan to produce modern furniture for the entire home based upon Danish styles along with a name change to G-Plan. The various designs were coordinated and long running so could be purchased over years to furnish a home.
In 1987 the Gnomme sold the company to the Christie Tyler Group. Then in 1996 the upholstery arm of the business was on sold to the Morris Furniture Group which continues to manufacture in the UK.
A set of four dining chairs were completely stripped of the upholstery then the frames dismantled. The timber components were then sanded back and the frames reconstructed using a high quality resin. Three coats of lacquer were applied being sanded between coats. The frames were then lightly rubbed back with super-fine steel wool to produce the required finish.
The client selected a 1970’s period velvet for the upholstery. The padding was fabricated by laminating premium cushioning then encased in polyester fibre. The upholstery fabric suited these chairs enhancing the appearance of the era.
Our client was absolutely ecstatic with the result and is slowly filling her home with beautiful mid-century furniture.