The G Plan Revolution: A Celebration of British Popular Furniture of the 1950s and 1960sHardback
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- Publisher: Booth-Clibborn Editions
- Format: Hardback | 168 pages
- Dimensions: 246mm x 338mm x 22mm | 880g
- Publication date: 1 December 2007
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1861543107
- ISBN 13: 9781861543103
- Illustrations note: 200 colour illustrations
- Sales rank: 185,692
This publication will be a historical account of the development of furniture in the fifties and particularly the sixties. However, the emphasis will be on an interesting and entertaining read for the popular market, rather than an academic textbook. The publication will also be a good guide for the collector.The "G- Plan Revolution" will be a colourful, hardback, packed with period advertisements. It will have instant appeal to anyone who remembers G-Plan in its heyday, or those who have an interest in collecting furniture from the sixties or a general nostalgia for the era. The publication will not only discuss G-Plan, but also many other furniture manufacturers of this period. Designed by Sean Murphy of Value and Service, the book is an artwork in itself with a retro feel.
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Basil Hyman is the third generation of a family who have been in the furniture business since the twenties. In the sixties, he was the Managing Director and Chairman of Limelight Furniture and the Chief Executive of Beautility, Alpha Furniture and Blue Gate Kitchens. Steven Braggs, has been a keen collector of sixties furniture for over ten years and has spoken on BBC Radio about the history of the British seaside holiday. He is also creator of www.retrowow.co.uk, an online resource center about the fifties, sixties and seventies.