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25th July 2017

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. 

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21st July 2017

Our Best Summer Sale Offers


Summer is in full swing which can only mean one thing – the Skidmore's Summer Sale! If you’ve been thinking about replacing a tired old sofa, or your back is telling you it’s time for a new bed, you can be sure to find exactly what you’re looking for in our huge sale. With prices slashed across most of our top-name brands, now is the time to head on down to our store in Weston-super-Mare to grab a great summertime deal. 

 

30% off all G Plan 

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G Plan has a long and rich heritage, traceable back to 1898 when the legendary Ebenezer Gomme began handcrafting exquisite furniture. This tradition was continued by his grandson Donald when he started the G Plan brand in 1953. The ethos of G Plan has remained the same throughout the years, which means they continue to deliver high quality, stylish sofas which are built to last. 

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

 

Get any King Size for the price of a Double

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Grab a Super-King for the price of a King 

Studies have shown that it is important to replace our mattresses every 7 years, even if it looks in good condition. Is it time you replaced yours? Now is a perfect time to invest in a new bed, particularly as we are currently offering a King-Size for the price of a Double, OR a Super-King for the price of a King! Head on down to our store in Weston-super-Mare to find out more about this spectacular saving.

 

25% off all Stressless and Parker Knoll 

Another iconic brand is also available in the sale, with 25% off! Stressless solidified their place in design history in 1971 when the first recliner was introduced to enable people to watch TV in comfort. Since then the brand has gone on to hone their style and design, while offering the same comfort and practicality as the first ever recliners. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to own one of these classic pieces at a great price! You also qualify for a free leather upgrade on all Stressless furniture during July and August! 

Parker Knoll have also enjoyed a long and rich heritage, with the first ever pieces being developed in 1869. The Parker Knoll tradition of high quality craftsmanship, classic designs and long lasting pieces has been passed down through the family business and continues to be a theme to this day. Head on down to our showroom in Weston-super-Mare to check out the latest Parker Knoll designs while they are offered at a huge 25% off! 

 

To find out more about our great summer sale offers, pop in to 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. 

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10th July 2017

The Benefits of Investing in Handmade Furniture


Alstons Cambridge Sofa
 

The furniture we choose not only provides a functional quality to our homes, it also conveys our personality and style and adds warmth, character and comfort to the space it occupies.

Having bespoke, custom or handcrafted furniture brings a sense of individuality and means the space can be used to its full advantage. However, as we now live in an age where convenience is king, the trend for mass-produced, disposable furniture offers an appealing quick solution to those looking for new pieces. So, why buy handcrafted when cheap furniture is so readily available?

 
1)      It lasts

It seems obvious but a well-crafted solid oak dining set is much more likely to stand the test of time and be handed down through generations than a flimsy MDF table. Look at how furniture has passed down as heirlooms throughout history, handcrafted pieces can last for hundreds of years if taken care of properly.

2)      It is competitive on price

Quality craftsmanship pays for itself a thousand times over as it results in furniture pieces which will not require replacing every few years.
 

3)      It is unique

High quality, handcrafted furniture tends to have a timeless appeal which transcends fashions over time, meaning that it will always look perfect in your home. Using the skills of a craftsman means your furniture is more likely to be unique and original in comparison with other mass-produced furniture on the market.

4)      Customised style and size

Choosing handmade furniture means that you can call the shots when it comes to the size and style of the piece you are after. Fancy a different fabric on that amazing sofa? A smaller size? A high shine or distressed finish? The great thing about custom furniture is that you can adapt the furniture to the needs and style of your home.

5)      Less likely to suffer defects

Machine produced furniture tend to encounter occasional defects during production. As a machine cannot provide the attention to detail that a craftsman can, it is easier for defects to slip by unnoticed, only for you to discover them when it is too late.


Whether you prefer a more rustic look, or sleek contemporary styles, pop in to our showroom in Weston-super-Mare or drop us a line on 01934 513740 to speak to our experienced, knowledgeable staff about our handmade furniture. They will provide you with support and dedicated assistance to help you find the perfect handmade furniture for any room in your home. 

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4th July 2017

What’s on in Weston-super-Mare This Summer


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Summer is finally here which means ice creams on the beach, lazy evenings in the sun and long weekends with friends. It also means Skidmores will be holding its BIG SUMMER SALE! But did you know that Weston-super-Mare has a whole host of events lined up this summer?

If you have never been to the Weston Sand Sculpture Festival, you are really missing out on one of the best attractions in town! Artistic director Nicola Wood confirmed this year’s theme “It’s a Topsy Turvy World” which was chosen by the public and entails all manner of weird and wonderful artistic creations. From giant mice to upside down houses, there is something for everyone at this fantastically inclusive event.

For those who need to entertain children and love the idea of adding quirky skills to their CV, premier circus and street performers Flying Colours will be holding circus skills workshops on Cowslip Lane from 1-2 July 2017. Brush up on your juggling skills, learn to hula or master the art of unicycling to impress your friends.  

No summer is complete without at least one or two G&Ts, and luckily this year Weston-super-Mare has its very own Gin Festival on the Grand Pier! Sample a huge variety of different gins from big name brands to independent microdistilleries, attend masterclasses or hear the experts discuss their gin journeys. Ticket prices also include a Grand Pier branded gin glass along with a gin and tonic to get your started.

If music is more your thing, head to one of the free music events held in Grove Park every Sunday from May until the end of September. These great concerts feature brass bands, silver bands, choirs, and opera singers, so gather some friends, pack a picnic and some bubbly and relax to the sounds coming from the bandstand.

Movie buffs and comic enthusiasts simply cannot miss the Stars of Time Film and Comic Con at The Tropicana on 27th and 28th August. This is a great opportunity to go all out on your cosplay costume, pick up movie props, collectibles and merchandise and meet some of your favourite TV and film stars.

If you are looking for help finding the perfect furniture for your home, pop in to 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. 

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