Vintage inspired sofas by G Plan

Is there anything better than choosing a new sofa? It is such an important purchase as a good one can completely transform a room – it’s as though it has magical powers. Without changing a single thing in a room if you add a new sofa the whole space feels shiny and new; a bit like new school shoes after the summer holidays (god, I used to love that feeling!).

All that being said, you need to get the choice right. The colour, style, shape, fabric and size of the sofa are all important considerations. Sofa buying can feel like a minefield; don’t panic and go for a safe, boring option that can drag a room down. Instead you need to be brave and bold, seek advice and go for something that will bring your room alive.

If you are currently looking for a new sofa, or can be tempted to consider one, I’m excited to introduce you to some fabulous options from G Plan. One of my favourite brands for vintage furniture (I used to have the most gorgeous 50’s G Plan sideboard) G Plan began in 1953 and is responsible for some of the most iconic furniture of the 20th century. The company has now gone on to create a stunning range of furniture inspired by their classic sofas and chairs of the 50’s and 60’s in collaboration with Hemingway Design. The G Plan Vintage collection has that elusive ‘magical power’ I referred to earlier.

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Top: The Sixty Three Bottom left: The Fifty Five Bottom right: The Fifty Three

Turning yesterday’s classics into icons of tomorrow, each piece is handcrafted in Wiltshire from the finest materials, and each design is named after the mid-century original from the archive that inspired it.

The latest addition to the G Plan Vintage collection is the stunning Fifty Nine Corner Sofa – perfect for families or hosting and definitely makes a statement. Seen here in indigo blue velvet but the colour palette for this sofa includes shades of berry, topaz, flamingo, shell, teal, copper and emerald – tempting, hey?

G Plan contemporary collection of sofas inspired by vintage archives | Apartment Apothecary

Top: Fifty Nine Corner Sofa  Bottom left: The Sixty Seven Corner Bottom right: The Sixty Seven

You know when you go round to a friend’s house and as you walk into their living room there is always one chair that just calls to you to sit in it ? The latest launch from G Plan, the Edit collection, is calling me through my computer screen! This is a collection inspired by the boucle fabrics of one of Italy’s finest mills and the texture of these fabrics give these pieces the wow factor. I badly want the Bowie to be mine.

G Plan contemporary collection of sofas inspired by vintage archives | Apartment Apothecary

Top: Bowie Bottom left: Hepburn Bottom right: Hockney

Have I convinced you? Don’t go for the boring sofa option, be bold and add a bit of vintage inspired magic to your living room.

Katy x

*This post was written in collaboration with G Plan.

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13 Comments

  1. Ems 29th August 2016 / 8:21 am

    Love The Sixty Three and it’s on sale! You’ve got me thinking…. 😉

    • Katy 30th August 2016 / 9:04 am

      Ha! It’s so reasonable, isn’t it? It doesn’t sound like you need much encouragement to me… 😉

  2. Rinna 29th August 2016 / 2:11 pm

    Good article. Looking at a 3 seater 53 in tonic oil and I want a 2 seater 67 but can’t decide the colour! It looks a amazing in grey marl but thinking darker is more practical especially with cats and the marl is a bobbly fabric. Does anyone have any pics in a darker colour? Thanks.

    • Katy 30th August 2016 / 9:29 am

      What colour are your cats, Rinna? I have a white dog and we have a grey sofa and it works really, really well in terms of hiding the dirt and we use a rubber glove to remove any hair (or try and make him lie on a blanket). I’ve seen in John Lewis they stock The Sixty Seven in leather – would that work with cats? Maybe try and find a pic of a similar style sofa in a dark colour to help you visualise it x

      • Katy 31st August 2016 / 12:23 pm

        Turns out there are no ‘styled’ shots of the 67 in darker colours, just the cut out shots that you can see on the John lewis website. Sorry, Rinna!

  3. Old Fashioned Susie 30th August 2016 / 10:13 am

    Huge fan of these! Currently still looking for the ultimate corner sofa- its so tricky!

    • Katy 30th August 2016 / 4:59 pm

      We have recently gone for a corner sofa and it’s great! So much extra seating x

  4. Cate 30th August 2016 / 1:59 pm

    I’m looking for a new sofa! I love the top one in grey, you can see its mid-century inspired but it’s still contemporary and modern with its clean lines x

    • Katy 30th August 2016 / 4:58 pm

      Oh yes, that’s my fave too! It’s on sale at After Noah in Islington for only £987 (for the large sofa). Such a good price! x

  5. Stephanie 3rd September 2016 / 4:26 pm

    I really want a Bowie one too! It looks so comfy to snuggle up in. Gplan is such great quality but super stylish too.

  6. Esther @ Inside Out & About 4th September 2016 / 7:59 pm

    Wow! These are all gorgeous! When we move house in a couple of year’s time I’d love to have space for something like this – a chair or a sofa. The sixty three and the Bowie are perfection xx

  7. Edna 5th September 2016 / 6:29 am

    That red Bowie is so lovely. It looks really cozy to snuggle on it in winter. I’d definitely add it to my list for next Christmas remodeling.

  8. Christina Brewton 8th January 2017 / 9:37 am

    ood article. Looking at a 3 seater 53 in tonic oil and I want a 2 seater 67 but can’t decide the colour! It looks a amazing in grey marl but thinking darker is more practical especially with cats and the marl is a bobbly fabric. Does anyone have any pics in a darker colour?
    Thanks for ur tips………….!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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