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Image Reference Number: GF04_17
Title: G-Plan Librenza
Photographer: unknown
Date: 1957
Decade: 1950-1959
Manufacturer: E Gomme Ltd.
Designer/Creator: Wilkins, Victor Bramwell
Description: B/W photograph showing: G-Plan wall unit 'Librenza' model no. (B881) in oak and black with secretaire compartment.(for alternative model see GF04_16). Also shown is chair model no. (B634P) with black frame, upholstered seat and oak-faced curved plywood back.
Notes: Although this photograph is from '1957 New Models' folder Librenza units were illustrated in the 1956 G-Plan catalogue and appear on the October 1956 price list. This model was priced at £41 9s 0d (retail)
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 Unpublished comments.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
,
living rooms
   
Technical Terms & Materials:
bookcases
,
desks
,
storage units
,
room dividers
   
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 17 of 1957 G-Plan New Models folder
Cataloguer: Oliver Heal
Date Catalogued: Thu Sep 27 00:00:00 BST 2007
Auto ID Number: 598
Categories: Furniture Models/ E. Gomme Limited / G-Plan/ 1950-1959