G-Plan was the brainchild of Donald Gomme. The family firm, E Gomme, had made traditional style furniture since the Victorian age. In 1952 Donald brought the firm up-to-date when he launched G-Plan which combined modern style, a national brand name and a clever concept - interchangeable furniture. Before G-Plan, furniture was only available in suites for the bedroom, dining room or living room. G-Plan changed furniture buying forever. Now people could buy as much or little G-Plan as they wanted - one coffee table or a complete G-Plan look for the whole house.
G-Plan went Danish in 1962. In an attempt to stop losing sales to Scandinavian imports, they hired their own Danish designer, Ib Kofod-Larsen who designed a complete new range for Gomme, G-Plan Danish. The highlight of the range was a 7 ft 6 inch sideboard in teak, which had unusual square rosewood handles.
In the late sixties, the sculptured look was the new fashion and G-Plan led the market introducing their most successful range of teak furniture, Fresco, in 1967. G-Plan Fresco featured deeply sculptured handles and legs, combined with strongly patterned teak veneers. Similarly, the Quadrille range designed by R Bennett and also launched in 1967 took sculptural legs to another level alongside the restrained elegance of the furniture's surfaces.