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Image Reference Number: GF06_02
Title: G-Plan Librenzas
Photographer: unknown
Date: 1959
Decade: 1950-1959
Manufacturer: E Gomme Ltd.
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Description: Page from G-Plan '1959 New Models' folder illustrating Librenza units inTola and black with brass fittings, designed to take Hi-Fi equipment. Top picture shows left hand unit with sliding top to base within which is housed a turntable. The unit on the right has its base covered with speaker fabric.
In the lower picture both units have upper cabinets converted to speaker units whilst one base houses turntable below sliding top, whilst the other has a television and cocktail cabinet
Notes: Although later G-Plan co-operated with Pye to produce a joint furniture/hi-fi leaflet, in 1959 it seems there was a link with the London firm Pamphonic as their equipment was fitted.
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 Unpublished comments.
Technical Terms & Materials:
home entertainment systems
room dividers
cocktail cabinets
Copyright: contact HWeFA for details about re-use of this image
Collection Title: HWeFA
Object Type: album page
Object Dimensions (cm.): 21 x 31
Colour Type: black and white
Context: Page 2 in 1959 G-Plan New Models folder
Cataloguer: Oliver Heal
Date Catalogued: 27/09/2007 00:00
Auto ID Number: 599
Categories: Furniture Models/ E. Gomme Limited / G-Plan/ 1950-1959