PERIOD FEATURES: In 1962 the furniture company G Plan brought out a chair that combined comfort and killer cool. They named it ‘The World’s Most Comfortable Chair’ and it featured in both Get Carter and, in 1967, gained legendary status as baddie Blofeld’s chair in the James Bond film ‘You Only Live Twice’.
And now the famous swivel chair is back, but with a new name, the Sixty Two. I think I may want one – red or black?
The World’s Most Comfortable Chair is recognised as one of the great modern pieces of furniture, and enthusiasts say that this chair really is amazingly comfortable. Those extra-large bat wings, soft foam cushioning and the deeply buttoned back provide the ultimate in support plus it rocks, tilts, glides and swivels it suit everyone’s day dreaming style.
Here’s what G Plan Design Director, Simon Wade has to say about it:
“It was launched in a period known for great innovation in British design and music – when the rest of the world started to take notice of us as a nation. The Beatles were just about to take America by storm and become the biggest act on the planet. The Mini was getting a lot of press and the E Type Jaguar was just about to be launched – all of which had an amazing global appeal…. We were confident as a Nation and “The World’s Most Comfortable Chair” was all part of that culture and aspirational lifestyle…The World’s Most Comfortable Chair is probably most recognised from the classic Bond movies, and if one thing’s for certain, James Bond only surrounds himself by things that are cool and British! ”