• The G-Plan Revolution
  • The G-Plan Revolution
  • The G-Plan Revolution
The G-Plan Revolution
By Basil Hyman and Steven Braggs Case bound Drawn on cover, 240pp, 978-1-86154-304-2 13 x 9 1/5 (330 x 240) Autumn 2007

Keynote Throughout the fifties and sixties, G-Plan set the standard that other manufacturers tried to emulate. G-Plan transformed the British furniture industry as much as the Beatles transformed the music business. This book tells the incredible story of how G-Plan began, how it touched a chord with the public and how its influence woke up the British furniture industry to innovate and experiment. Sales Points - G-Plan is a brand name well known by everyone who grew up in Britain from the fifties onwards - There is a strong demand for a general history of the furniture industry in the fifties and sixties - G-Plan and other branded furniture of the period is being sold daily, particularly on eBay and in specialist shops - There is a new appreciation of fifties and sixties styles, which can be seen by the numerous reproductions on sale today - The story of the furniture industry in the UK has never really been covered from the perspective of what ordinary people wanted in their homes Description 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. About the Authors 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.