Gplan Fresco sideboard Teak and Afromosia 1960s. Oriel Interiors are delighted to offer this drop-dead-gorgeous teak G-Plan Fresco sideboard, which combines sleek good looks with plenty of practical storage and display space. It would look equally wonderful in a lounge or dining room, and could be used as a television stand as well as a traditional sideboard. Designed by V B Wilkins, the sideboard is a wonderfully stylish piece, featuring elongated moulded handles, cigar shaped legs and an elegant sweeping horizontal rail which braces the base. Crafted from teak with Afromosia details, it offers an abundance of storage space and display space across its two shelved cupboard spaces, four generous drawers (the top one of which features removable drawer dividers), and large surface – ideal for showing off your favourite mid-century glassware and ceramics. The sideboard is in good vintage condition, with only minor signs of wear, commensurate with age. It is slightly lighter in colour than some other Fresco items which we have had in stock before and the wood grain is beautifully figured. There is some minor bubbling to the right hand side of the top surface, as photographed. There is an original red Gplan label to the inside of the left hand cupboard door. Check out our other items from the fabulous Fresco range, including nests of tables and a stunning floating top dressing table which could also be utilised as a desk. V B Wilkins for G-Plan. In order to compete with the popularity of imported Scandinavian furniture at the time, G-Plan hired talented designers including Ib Kofod-Larsen from Denmark and the British Victor Bramwell Wilkins. Wilkins worked as an in-house designer for G-Plan for many years, and his designs reflected a strong Scandinavian influence. He was responsible for G-Plans most successful collection, the celebrated Fresco range, which was designed in 1966 and launched the following year. The collection included a suite of furniture for almost every room in the house, all finished in beautiful rich teak with afromosia accents. The designs combined the sleek, sculptural aesthetic of Italian furniture with the pared-back Scandinavian style that was so popular at the time. The Fresco range quickly became a design classic. Functional and versatile, Fresco pieces are instantly recognisable thanks to their organic curved legs, and elegant use of contrasting, beautifully grained teak veneers. The G-Plan brand was a household name in the 1970s and the firms mix of good design, great build quality and reasonable, but far from cheap, prices made G-Plan the brand people wanted to own, and the Fresco range was aspirational for many. G-Plan was so successful that nearly every retail stand at the 1970 Ideal Home Exhibition featured G-Plan furniture. Company turnover and profits rose substantially in the early years of the 70s as a result. In addition to the Fresco range, Wilkins also designed the iconic Astro Coffee Table (1969), and the Spider occasional table (1970). It is believed that Wilkins continued to design for G-Plan until the mid-1970s. At Oriel Interiors, we feel that is important to emphasise that this is a piece of original vintage furniture, which has been used and loved by previous fabulous! We endeavour to only sell items which we feel are in a reasonable condition, which we would be happy to live with in our own homes. However, many products will demonstrate some signs of wear e. Small scratches, indentations or discolouration which we do not feel detract from the overall look of the piece. Due to limited space in our showroom, we must ask that collections are made within two weeks of purchasing an item, unless otherwise arranged by prior agreement. The item “Gplan g plan Fresco teak sideboard highboard credenza vintage retro mid century” is in sale since Wednesday, April 22, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Antique Furniture\Sideboards\20th Century”. The seller is “martjohn349″ and is located in Denbigh. This item can’t be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.
- Material: Teak
- Original/Reproduction: Original