British furniture designer Victor Bramwell (V.B.) Wilkins is best known for his Fresco range for G‐Plan. Although all of Wilkins known works were produced by G‐Plan, there is little biographical information available on the designer. It can be assumed, however, that he worked as an in‐house designer for the British manufacturer for many years.
In the early 1960s, British furniture manufacturer G‐Plan set the standard for modernist, mass‐market furniture in post‐war Britain. In order to compete with imported Scandinavian furniture, G‐Plan hired Danish designer Ib Kofod‐Larsen (1921‐2003) ‐ who created a number of designs for the company. It can be assumed that Wilkins was highly influenced by Kofod‐Larsen’s designs as Wilkin’s pieces are often wrongly attributed to Kofod‐Larsen.