This is an original Mid Century Modern G-Plan sideboard designed by Donald Gomme, Grandson of E Gomme, for the breakthrough Brandon Range launched in the 1950s for G-Plan once the post-war rationing and restrictions on furniture making were lifted.
During the war, Donald Gomme had been drafted to work alongside British Car Designers and engineers to work on efforts to design new fast and lightweight aircraft including the Mosquito. After the war he brought back his new found knowledge of precision engineering and applied it to the company’s furniture ranges. These new designs were made for a fresh and idealistic way of living. Fuss free but highly functional. Clean straight lines for urban living replacing the busy, frilly and ornate designs of the past. The Modernist design movement was about optimising a minimum of materials using timeless design principals to create great looking pieces which made life easier and people happier.
This range is a classic. The sideboard is set on solid oak tapered legs which creates a sense of space in your room. Drawer handles are made of solid oak and designed using angular cuts creating a stylish geometric look. The drawers and sides are faced in light oak. It has one large bottom drawer sitting below two smaller drawers. One of the smaller drawers is separated into three sections, all of which are lined with black velvet for keeping jewellery or tech well cushioned. The other top drawer still shows the original E Gomme stamp in gold. In addition on the top of the dressing table there are two drawers which open out revealing a secret compartment on either side to keep your most precious things safe and out of sight.
This piece would be perfect for a hallway, bedroom or small living room. Please remember you are buying a little piece of history so some signs of ware are to be expected.
Height lower top 55cm
Height to Top Surface 66cm
Price includes free delivery within Mainland UK.
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