Set of Four Midcentury G Plan Dining Chairs by VB Wilkins
Victor Wilkins designed for G Plan in the 1960s, including the ever-popular Fresco range. His designs show a strong Scandinavian influence and were made in solid teak. These particular chairs are a rarer find, pre-dating the more common Fresco dining chair with the round seat and back pad. They have a parred-pack elegance to them with subtle curves showcasing the richly toned teak. The original black and brown striped seats are still in place, lightly marked with aging, but perfectly usable as they are. Updating them would be an easy, cost-effective job as the pads push out for new covers to be stapled into place. Beautifully made to be robust, reliable and cope with family life, they’re a very fine set of dining chairs.
This original, vintage set of four chairs is ‘sold as seen’. Overall, they are in very good, used condition. The solid teak chairs frames have been thoroughly cleaned and a natural beeswax polish applied. They are in very good – excellent order. There are minor, superficial dents and knocks here and there to the wooden frames but nothing to call out and very much in line with the chairs’ age. All four chairs are solid and stable with no visible repairs or areas of concern. The drop-in seat pads have their original black and brown striped upholstery on them. We have steam cleaned them but there are still some light marks here and there. There are no tears or rips though, so they are perfectly usable as they currently are. We appreciate the upholstery will most likely be replaced at some point so it’s worth noting the seat pads could be easily and cost-effectively recovered either by a professional upholsterer or by a hobbyist. They simply push out. As you can appreciate from our photos, these chairs are superbly crafted. You can faintly see the E Gomme G Plan stamp on the backing cloths underneath the seats. Please browse our photos for a good sense of their super condition.
H: 83cm / Seat W: 48.5cm/ D: 52cm
Seat Height: 46cm from ground / Seat Depth: 40.5cm