Tuesday, March 20
Royal Scot Plus 7
Royal Scot Plus 7 (1966) designed by Bill Mackay
Royal Scot was first launched in the 1930s as a slightly more cost effective alternative to the established Buckler, Caravan and Caslon ranges. The original range featured around ten traditional shades. In the late 1960s, design consultant Bill Mackay started work with the GFSmith product development team on a five year plan of colour innovation. While this project eventually concluded in the rationalisation programme of the early 1970’s, the introduction of the 'Plus 7' range extension in 1966 was the first development in this process. To stay in step with the pace of design and fashion during this exciting period, seven new colours were added to the core Royal Scot range: Mimosa, Shamrock, Adriatic, Tangerine, Red, Wine and Flint. To illustrate the ever-changing nature of colour trend, of these seven 'of-the-moment' colours, only Adriatic is still available today, as part of the Colorplan range.