Gplan Dining Chairs

Once the centre of the home, the table and dining chairs, for a while fell out of favour, but with the resurgence in mid century modern furniture, comes a love once again for the dining table, and rightly so.

As you know we love a good chair, and this includes dining chairs. Recently we have restored two style of Gplan dining chair, both designed by Ib Kofod-Larsen (1921–2003) a Danish architect and furniture designer. His designs were not only produced by Gplan, but Selig and Faarup too.

Revamping Gplan’s dining chairs

First up, the Gplan Butterfly chairs circa 1960 (and a personal favourite of mine). We repaired the classic curved seats and rebuilt them with felt and Dacron for longevity. We waxed the Iriko frames by hand. A mustard yellow Harris Tweed fabric was used as a finishing touch on the seat pads.

Next was the Gplan floating seat dining chairs. This particular style is becoming harder and harder to source, so it was a delight to work on them. These received the same treatment as the butterfly chairs but instead we were asked to use the customer’s own John Lewis Grey wool fabric – which was actually very similar to original look and feel of the chair.

We have a selection of Gplan dining chairs, waiting for bespoke upholstery in our shop. Take a look or alternatively, get in touch if you have your own chairs that you would like us to repair, restore and relove.