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G Plan 6250 chair

The actual G-Plan 6250 chair used for filming You Only Live Twice. The chair was auctioned in December 2014.
The actual G-Plan 6250 chair used for filming You Only Live Twice. The chair was auctioned in December 2014.
photo © Julien's Auctions
photo © Eon Productions, United Artists
Donald Pleasence as Blofeld sitting in a black leather G Plan 6250 chair in You Only Live Twice (1967)
photo © Eon Productions, United Artists

photo © G Plan
The G Plan 6250 model was launched in 1962, discontinued in 1982 and reissued in 2012 with a new name "The Sixty Two" (pictured here)
photo © G Plan

photo © Eon Productions, United Artists
The black leather swivel chairs in Goldfinger's private jet in the movie Goldfinger have the same shape as the G Plan 6250, but have a slightly different upholstery.
photo © Eon Productions, United Artists

A black leather G Plan 6250 armchair was used by villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld, played by Donald Pleasence, in the James Bond film You Only Live Twice (1967). Similar or the same model chairs can be seen in Goldfinger (1963).

You Only Live Twice
In You Only Live Twice, Blofeld sits in the chair in the control center of his Volcano lair in Japan.

The chair used in that film was auctioned at Julien's on December 5th 2014 and sold for $16,250. The auctioned chair was acquired in the 1980s during a liquidation sale by Pinewood Studios in the United Kingdom and later purchased by David Reinhardt from the Ian Fleming Foundation. Over the years, the base on the chair has been replaced due to wear and tear (compare with the set photo of Blofeld in the chair). The seat cushion has been restuffed as well, but the rest of the chair remains as it was during filming.

Goldfinger
The same model chair seems to be used in the 1963 film Goldfinger. The chairs can be seen in Goldfinger's private jet that brings James Bond (Sean Connery) and Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman) to the United States. This is when Bond wakes up in the airplane, after being drugged in Goldfinger's Swiss factory. Bond sits and swivels in the chair, and two more of the same chairs can be seen in the airplane interior (which obviously is a film set). Although the upholstery of the chairs in the film is different from the G Plan chairs, the shape of the chairs seems to be exactly the same as the G-Plan 6250.

About the G Plan 6250
The iconic 6250 swivel chair was launched in 1962 by British company G Plan. It has since be dubbed 'The World's Most Comfortable Chair' or 'The Blofeld Chair'. In 1982 the chair was discontinued, but in 2012 G Plan brought the model back, renamed as 'The Sixty Two'. This model still has the distinctive winged design, soft foam cushioning and deeply buttoned back, but has been slightly updated with new materials and some small design changes.

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A G Plan 6250 chair can also be seen in the Beatles film Help! (1965), where it's part of the furniture in the Beatles house. At some point in the film, John Lennon sits in the chair playing guitar.

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