G Plan Fresco Set of 4 Dining Chairs
Delivering from: Bredbury, United Kingdom (UK)
The G Plan dining chairs in the “Fresco” model by Victor Bramwell Wilkins are a true representation of modernist, mass-market furniture in postwar Britain. These chairs were created in the early 1960s for G-Plan furniture manufacturer who hired the Danish designer Ib Kofod-Larsen to design furniture that could compete with the imported Scandinavian furniture. Although Wilkins’ designs are often wrongly attributed to Kofod-Larsen, it is undeniable that the Fresco model is a true representation of modernist furniture.
The teak frames of these chairs have been fully restored and rejuvenated with VOC free linseed-based oil that enhances the natural beauty of the wood. This process highlights the texture and grain of the wood while still maintaining their vintage charm. Furthermore, the chairs’ padding is made from an eco-friendly alternative material produced from recycled plastic bottles. This eco-friendly approach not only creates a true comfort environment in your home but is also a positive step in reducing plastic waste.
Simion has chosen a beautiful velvet emerald marbled ‘Malachite’ fabric design by Susi Bellamy, a super-talented and long term collaborator. This combination of the V.B Fresco chair design, Susi’s design and the tone of the restored frames will bring style to any dining space as true one-off statement pieces. The G Plan dining chairs in the “Fresco” model are an excellent choice for those who appreciate modernist design and eco-friendly furniture.
Reloved Upholstery and Design
Reloved Upholstery and Design was founded by master upholsterer Simion Hawtin-Smith to bring vintage chairs back to life for many years to come. For years he has loved vintage chairs, not purely on an aesthetic level but also for their silent, dependable functionality. He specialises in renovating mid-century chairs, particularly Parker Knoll, Ercol, Egg and GPlan.
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