Our long-awaited G Plan swivel chair has now been lovingly restored!
With its rock and swivel action this chair has been described as ‘The most comfortable chair in the world’. This is a rare opportunity to acquire a truly unique version of the chair made famous by Ernst Stavro Blofeld in the Classic Bond Films. The original model number of this chair is 6250.
When we first acquired this chair, it was in a very sorry state. The original orange vinyl was faded, and split in places. The seat webbing had deteriorated and it was a little moldy. However, here at Florrie+Bill we look past the rips, tears and garish fabrics and see a stunning piece of British Furniture design awaiting to shine once more.
We thought about how we would reupholster this chair a great deal. We deliberated many times over the fabrics, leathers and colour choices – it really has been a project of devotion! The one thing that we wanted to create was a piece of furniture that was unquestionably unique.
When we saw the completed chair (sat proudly in our living room) we fell in love with it ourselves!
We settled on covering this stunning chair in sand coloured full aniline leather from Halo, teamed with stunning Andrew Martin ‘Concourse’ fabric. The leather used is hand finished to show all the patina, warts and all – which will age beautifully with use.
The luxurious deep buttoned back has been contrasted with Concourse fabric covered buttons to bring the chair bang on trend.
We have retained the original tilt and rocker swivel base, which ensures that the chair maintains its original sit. We gave this a good clean up to find all the show wood in perfect condition.
As a finishing touch we have also hand stitched the original G Plan (Ebenezer Gomme) label to the seat platform, to retain the authenticity of this product. This label was previously salvaged from the lining cloth on the underside of the chair.
This chair is a definite statement piece, and you will not find another like this!
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All our chairs are reupholstered to comply with current fire regulations. Please note: The scatter cushion shown is not included.
G Plan Chair Before Restoration
G Plan Chair After Restoration