First G Plan teak Fresco hall or console table we’ve had !
We’ve had dozens of the Fresco sideboards in the last 8 years , and seen hundreds more , but these side tables rarely come up for sale so when we saw this one we took the chance to buy it .
Designed like all the Fresco pieces by Victor Bramwell Wilkins , we’ve found it illustrated in a 1968 G Plan catalogue when the range was in it’s early days . It then cost £25 10 shillings at a time when the 7ft sideboards were priced at £62 10 shillings . It’s not in the 1974 or 1975 catalogues , so maybe it was only made for a short time . It obviously didn’t sell in large numbers as we can’t currently find one in good condition for sale in the UK .
The design is now just over 50 years old , but as the 1968 catalogue says ” In the Fresco range , Victor Wilkins , G Plan’s design consultant , introduces a new look to modern furniture : the sculptured look . A rounding of hard edges . A delicate curving of edges . A moulded feel to handles . Fresco is modern sculpture to live with -very comfortably ! “