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Image Reference Number: GF04_16
Title: G-Plan Librenza
Photographer: unknown
Date: 1957
Decade: 1950-1959
Manufacturer: E Gomme Ltd.
Designer/Creator: Wilkins, Victor Bramwell
Range Name:
Librenza
   
Description: Photograph of G-Plan 'Librenza' unit model B880 in oak and black. This model was designed to accomodate a television set and had a cocktail cabinet in the base. See GF04_17 for alternative model.
Notes: Although this photograph is from the file marked 'New Models 1957' the Librenza units were already listed on the October 1956 price list. At that time it was priced at £44 12s 6d (retail). It was also available in Tola and black.
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 Unpublished comments.
Concepts:
furniture
   
Technical Terms & Materials:
bookcases
,
storage units
,
room dividers
,
cocktail cabinets
   
Copyright: contact HWeFA for details about re-use of this image
Collection Title: HWeFA
Object Type: photographic print
Object Dimensions (cm.): 17 x 24.5
Colour Type: black and white
Context: Page 16 of 1957 G-Plan New Models folder
Cataloguer: Oliver Heal
Date Catalogued: 27/09/2007 00:00
Auto ID Number: 597
Categories: Furniture Models/ E. Gomme Limited / G-Plan/ 1950-1959