A sideboard / wall unit designed by Peter Hayward for Vanson c.1957 as part of the modular Vanson unit furniture range – one of the first modular systems produced by a British company that featured 10 different units that could be configured in numerous ways to create a sideboard, chest of drawers, bookcase, wall cabinet etc. This set is wonderfully crafted from a beautifully figured and richly coloured walnut – the backs of these units are also fully finished so they can be used as a room divider. The set can be configured as you please, added to over time or split up into seperate units with a smart system of plastic coated steel uprights and fixings with all solid brass detailing – the top section simply lifts off the unit if required – though personally I love this asymmetric set up – it can be positioned on either the left as pictured or right side. Lovely restored condition with just the odd tiny mark and one indentation near the front edge of the cupboard unit. The pics don’t do it justice its a fab alternative to a traditional sideboard that offers greater flexibility – the proportions and rich contrast of walnut and solid brass scream 50’s British styling – I love this range.
This set includes unit 90 cupboard (with a single adjustable / removable slim shelf), unit 96 drawer chest, unit 76 slatted shelf and unit 80 bookcase (with 2 sliding glass doors) with all brass caps, adjustable brass feet and locating pins and screws present.
Measurements as pictured –
138.5cm width x 41cm depth x 172.5cm height. All units in this range are 68.5cm wide.