During the period between the World Wars, Triang produced a range of quality wooden furniture, called ‘Period Furniture’. This range has become very popular with collectors, and can be quite expensive to buy.
Throughout WW2 the Triang factory at Merton made range of military hardware, including 14,000,000 magazines for Hurricane and Spitfire aircraft, as well as shell cases, land mine cases and special optical apparatus to help troops see in the dark.
After the War from 1946 until the early 1960’s Triang did not produce any furniture to furnish their every growing range of wooden doll’s house.
Triang had been producing a range of Spot-On vehicles made from metal and moulded plastic. So it followed that they would produce a range of doll’s house furniture using similar materials.
Triang furniture captured the style of the time:
This picture shows the G Plan Wing Setee, two Wing Arm Chairs and the TV Chair.
British Company E Gomme Ltd., produced a range of modern furniture under the brand name of G Plan.
As with many manufactoring companys during World War2, normal production was suspended and equipment was made for the Government. E Gomme manufactured Fuselage shells for De Hailland and the DH 98 Mosquito aircraft.
After the war the Board of Trade set up a Utility scheme which meant a limit on types of furniture on sale. This came to an end in 1952. So this opened up the opportunity for E Gomme to design a new range of modern furniture. The same designs were available for several years so people could furnish their homes as they could afford it.
In the mid to late fifties there was a move away from the light Beech, to a darker furniture, using African Mahogany with black ebonised legs or frame and brass fittings. This range by G Plan was called Tola and Black. This seems to be the style that Triang used for much of their furniture.
Although the above Dressing Table is not from the G Plan Tola and Black range, you can see how Triang used the above design in the Dressing Table below.
The following pictures are pieces of Triang Furniture in the style of the G Plan Tola and Black range:
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