The Iconic History of G Plan



We are proud to stock some of the most beautifully crafted furniture in the country, such as the highly recognisable G Plan range. An iconic furniture brand which has lasted the test of time due to their ability to design and craft high quality, stylish furniture that can be passed down through the generations.
 
 

G Plan - 'Relax It's a G Plan' - TV Advert 2016/17:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JU1IXNa6tV8

G Plan has a long and rich heritage, traceable back to 1898 when the legendary Ebenezer Gomme began handcrafting exquisite furniture. When furniture rationing was introduced in 1943, the Board of Trade set up a Utility scheme which limited the design of furniture, by the time this scheme ended in 1952, the demand for original, stylish furniture was at an all-time high. 

Ebenezer’s grandson, Donald, continued the family tradition of quality handcrafted furniture when he started the G Plan brand in 1953. He wanted to produce a range of pieces which could be bought and collected separately and over time, according to budgets. Donald marketed the furniture through advertisements in magazines and at the cinema, eventually setting up showrooms such as The G Plan Gallery in Hanover Square, London where people could come and view the available items. 

As mid-century modern styles developed during the 1960s, Danish inspired interior design became the height of contemporary fashion. In response to potential competition from Danish brands, G Plan released one of its most iconic ranges; the Danish Modern range, designed by Ib Kofod-Larsen. 

Though the Gomme family retired from the business in the 1980s, the G Plan brand continues to thrive to this day, and their beautifully upholstered sofas are available in our showroom in Weston-super-Mare. What’s more, they are currently in our summer sale! 

You can’t go wrong with a G Plan suite, particularly when they are offered with a whopping 30% off! 

To find out more about our great G Plan sofas, pop into our showroom in Weston-super-Mare or drop us a line on 01934 513740 to speak to our experienced, knowledgeable staff. They will provide you with support and dedicated assistance to help you find the perfect furniture for any room in your home. 

Posted by Brian Skidmore
25th July 2017

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