Wednesday, August 17, 2011

High Wycombe Furniture Archive

The High Wycombe region has a strong furniture heritage and a unique selection of photographs and printed material relating to the industry has now been made available online via the Visual Arts Data Service (VADS).
The High Wycombe Furniture Archive is part of the Research Centre for Furniture at Bucks New University in High Wycombe and incorporates visual material primarily from Ercol Furniture Ltd and E Gomme Ltd, including the famous G-Plan range, which saw the exciting designs of Donald Gomme, Ib Kofod Larsen, and Lesley Dandy, amongst others.
The images presented on VADS represent just a taster of the vast archive which comprises over 16,000 visual materials and accompanying technical papers relating to the design and manufacture of locally-produced furniture.