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 navy blue seat pads are still in place, a little faded with age, 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 six dining chairs is ‘sold as seen’. Overall, they are in good – very good, used condition. The solid teak chairs frames have been thoroughly cleaned, checked, oiled and polished. They are in good order overall. There are minor, superficial dents and knocks here and there on the frames, as you might expect with furniture of this age. We’ve shown in our photos a couple of key areas to note including some heavier scuffing on the front leg top of one chair and some deeper scratches on the back of another. Overall though, these are not particularly noticeable and we don’t feel they detract from the appeal or indeed the function of these fine chairs. All six chairs are solid and stable with no areas of concern. The drop-in seat pads have their original navy blue upholstery on them. There is a little sunfading and some light pulls here and there but there are no tears or rips and they are perfectly usable as they currently are. Please do check out our photos which accurately shows them. We appreciate the upholstery will 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.
H: 83cm / Seat W: 48.5cm/ D: 52cm
Seat Height: 46cm from ground / Seat Depth: 40.5cm