|Image Reference Number:||GM10_09|
|Title:||G-Plan furniture catalogue|
|Manufacturer:||E Gomme Ltd.|
|Description:||Page 11 of 1956 G-Plan furniture catalogue showing 'Librenza' units, B881P with desk fitment and B880P with cocktail cabinet and space for TV set finished in light oak with contrasting black-lacquered panels. The 'librenza' free standing storage units, introduced in 1956, were also available in 'glowing walnut-brown finish and black'. They could be used as room-dividers or, by moving the central support, stood flat against the wall.|
Librenzas were available until the early 1960s. Date derived from the fact that catalogue includes items made in tola and black, introduced for 1956, but not 'chinese white' introduced in the latter part of that year.
The name ' Librenza' was devised by Doris Gundry (J Walter Thompson - advertising agency) being a combination of library and cadenza. Doris Gundry was also the inspiration behind the G-Plan name and early G-Plan slogans. ref: HWFA Research Material, Sept 2007, Leslie Dandy notes ' A Designer's View. Unpublished comments.
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|Object Type:||catalogue page|
|Object Dimensions (cm.):||24 x 34|
|Colour Type:||black and white|
|Context:||Page 11 of G-Plan Furniture catalogue|
|Date Catalogued:||18/09/2007 00:00|
|Auto ID Number:||526|
|Categories:||Advertising and Promotions/ Catalogues and Brochures/ 1950-1959, Room Sets/ Living Rooms/ 1950-1959, Room Sets/ Dining Rooms/ 1950-1959|