Set of Six 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 beige vinyl seats are still in place showing signs of aging, but 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 are a very fine set of six dining chairs.
This original, vintage set of six chairs is ‘sold as seen’. Overall, they are in good, used condition. The solid teak chairs frames have bee thoroughly cleaned, oiled and polished. They are in very good order, although one is a touch more sunlight faded on its back bars but not so much it stands out as particularly noticeable. There are 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 six chairs are solid and stable with no visible repairs or areas of concern. The drop-in seat pads have their original beige vinyl upholstery on them and as you can see in our photos this has cracked and deteriorated, some more than others. That said, although showing signs of aging, there are no tears or rips, the cracking is on the surface 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 and carry G Plan red square logo sticker underneath.
H: 83cm / Seat W: 48.5cm/ D: 52cm
Seat Height: 46cm from ground / Seat Depth: 40.5cm