VB Wilkins

Victor Bramwell (V.B.) Wilkins was a notable British furniture designer, particularly recognised for his contributions to the G-Plan brand. G-Plan, established by E. Gomme Ltd in 1953, became synonymous with modern, high-quality and affordable furniture during the mid-20th century. Wilkins’ designs played a significant role in shaping the brand’s identity and popularity.

One of Wilkins’ most famous and enduring contributions to G-Plan is the Fresco range. Introduced in the 1960s, the Fresco line featured a sleek, minimalist design with smooth teak wood, clean lines and integrated handles.

Wilkins’ work was heavily influenced by Scandinavian design, characterised by its simplicity, functionality and use of natural materials. This influence helped G-Plan furniture appeal to a broad audience seeking modern and stylish furniture.

Victor Bramwell Wilkins’ contributions to furniture design, particularly through his work with G-Plan, have left a lasting impact on the industry, making him a significant figure in the history of modern furniture design.

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