‘The Librenza’ was, quite literally, part of the furniture when we were growing up. In fact, a lot of my very earliest memories are of living in a house that looked a little bit like this one.
Our house was truly the acme of cutting-edge 50′s style.
Unfortunately, it was the 70′s.
Anyway, here’s our G-Plan ‘Librenza’, thirty-odd years later, somewhat the worse for wear, shortly before being smashed up and put in a skip.
G-Plan wall unit ‘Librenza’ model no. (B881) in oak and black with secretaire compartment. Librenza units were illustrated in the 1956 G-Plan catalogue and appear on the October 1956 price list. This model was priced at £41 9s 0d (retail)
The name ‘ Librenza’ was devised by Doris Gundry (J Walter Thompson – advertising agency) being a combination of library and cadenza. Doris Gundry was also the inspiration behind the G-Plan name and early G-Plan slogans. (ref :http://hwfurniturearchive.bcuc.ac.uk/asset-bank/action/viewAsset?id=598)