Patrick Gwynne (1913-2003)
1960 - 1969
Walnut, leathercloth, brass, steel, paint
39 x 51 cm; 91 cm (Length)Order this image
The Homewood, Surrey
Patrick Gwynne, the designer and builder of The Homewood, designed this side table with a built rack for magazines in the 1960s. It was made by designer Leslie Bilsby, who Gwynne worked closely with. The table has a sliding shelf on either side for drinks.
An American walnut, leathercloth and brass magazine table, British, designed by Patrick Gwynne, circa 1960s, the rectangular top partially filled with a rectangle of brown plastic leathercloth, an open section to the rear which extends into the body of the table, this open section contains a black-painted steel rack for holding magazines, the front of the table with a pull-out slide to either side, each slide lined with brown leathercloth to the top and underside, the table with a triangular brass support on either side joined by two brass stretchers. The top was originally covered with pigskin leather but Patrick Gwynne had this replaced with leathercloth as it stained too easily for practical use.
The Homewood and some of its contents were given to the National Trust by Patrick Gwynne in 1999.
Makers and roles
Patrick Gwynne (1913-2003), designer Leslie Bilsby, manufacturer