‘Astro’ Delight

February 23, 2013

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‘Astro’ Coffee Table

This is the most collectable coffee table in G Plan’s back catalogue. The popular design dates from 1969 & is attributed to V B Wilkins. We were given one by my husband’s relatives when we moved into our first home – it single handedly started my ‘teak’ love affair and has taken pride of place in our living spaces ever since!

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teak chairs
1962 Ib Kofod Larsen Chairs
Designed for G Plan’s Danish range these chairs are simply striking. The floating seatpads, hidden fixings & rich teak framework firmly secures their iconic status. I’ve got 10 of these increasingly rare chairs but sadly they arrived in varying degrees of quality – some have wobbles/breaks while others have been subjected to a ghastly glue job, and one has even had its leg chewed by a dog(!) So far I’ve salvaged 4 & have recovered them in a gorgeous rich teal fabric. Perfect to add an air of sophistication to any dining experience. Sold**

Teak Freak!

August 8, 2011

teak Lounge Chair
1960s Teak Lounge Chair
Made by British manufacturer ‘Centa’ this lounge chair has a striking shape and the curved arm rests show the quality of the craftsmanship. Made expertly from my favourite wood – teak, it boasts simplistic clean lines & perfect proportions. Bringing it back to its former glory required lots of teak oil, polish and good old fashioned elbow grease. The pirelli webbing had also perished so I tried my hand at that too with great results! This one came to me as part of a pair from Worcester.¬†Sold**