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Image Reference Number: GBX01_08
Title: Derek Cope's house in Bledlow Ridge, Buckinghamshire
Photographer: Dudley Harris
Date: ca 1962
Decade: 1960-1969
Manufacturer: E Gomme Ltd.
Designer/Creator: Kofod-Larsen, Ib
Places: Bledlow Ridge, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Description: Photograph of unfinished living room of Derek Cope's 'G-Plan' house at Bledlow Ridge, showing: Occasional Chair (6245) Designed by Ib Kofod-Larsen, The World's Most Comfortable Chair (6250) designed by Paul Conti. Teak Trolley (8022), Sofa (6243), Occasional Table (8021), designed by Ib Kofod-Larsen .
Text Transcript: Caption on back of photo reads: Building a House Around the Furniture - this is what seems to be happening here! The furniture is in place, but the windows aren't in...ceilings aren't finished...the wiring still to be done...! Whose house is it? What is the name of the man on the ladder? Can you guess? This is the future home of Derek Cope, head of the Interior Design Department of E. Gomme Ltd., (makers of G-Plan furniture). Derek (on the ladder) spends his weekends helping to put his new house together. But already he has planned his furniture...in the L-shaped sitting room, shown here it will be none other than the simple clear cut lines of G-Plan Danish....plus the Most Comfortable Chair in the World.
Stamped on the reverse of image: Photograph by Dudley Harris, 43 Berners Mews, W1 MUS 4867
Notes: According to Les Dandy (conversation 02.08.2007) this was part of a series of photographs to appear in a magazine describing the building and furnishing of the house. In return the Company contributed to the construction of the house. Dudley Harris photographer's stamp on the reverse of the photograph. See GBX01_09 for completed interior. The photographs were published in Ideal Home Magazine, January 1963, 'Home Where Trends are Born' pages 35 - 37.
interior design
Copyright: contact HWeFA for details about re-use of this image
Collection Title: HWeFA
Object Type: photographic print
Object Dimensions (cm.): 21 x 16
Colour Type: black and white
Cataloguer: Oliver Heal
Date Catalogued: 03/09/2007 00:00
Auto ID Number: 366
Categories: Room Sets/ Living Rooms/ 1960-1969