Vintage 1970s G Plan Form 5 Shelf Unit with Drawers
Freestanding shelf units, such as this handsome, late 1960s / early 1970s one, are versatile pieces, starting with the fact they negate the need for fixed, built-in shelves. Designed by R Bennett for G Plan, as part of his popular Form 5 range that launched in 1967, he took inspiration from his Scandinavian contemporaries. And you can see that here… clean lines, midcentury simplicity, form and function. Tall but shallow, this model has four large drawers at the base unit for practical storage, and a separate upper section that simply sits on top on the base unit for display. There is a top cupboard and three upper shelves, ready to be loaded with plants, books or whatever you want to showcase. This unit would work well in the alcove by a chimney breast.
This is an original, vintage piece that is ‘sold as seen’. It is in good – very good, used condition. We have thoroughly cleaned and polished this piece, applying a natural beeswax polish to the exterior wood. The two upper cupboard doors open and close with ease with closures in good working order. The four lower drawers are clean and tidy inside, slide with ease and are very well made. The two is sectioned in two with one half velvet lined. The brass loop drawer handles are original and are all securely attached. Two of the three shelves can be height-adjusted with the central one fixed. The upper section simply sits on top of the chest of drawers. It’s not fixed or secured in place. The external wood does carry some light marks and scuffs from wear and tear, in line with its age and function, but this is minor. The unit is very well constructed, solid and sturdy with no signs of repair. The G Plan label can be seen inside the top drawer.
H: 199cm / W: 76cm/ D: 46cm / H of Base: 72cm / D of Upper Unit: 27cm