Sunday, September 1, 2019

Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar

Luxurious, understated elegance and timeless modernity.....this sleek and sumptuous sofa was designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar.  Edward Wormley (1907-1995) was an American furniture and interior designer who was born in Chicago and started his career as an interior designer for Marshall Fields.  As a furniture designer he worked with major makers including Dunbar and Drexel, and is recognized as one of the leaders in bringing Modernism to the American public.  His furniture designs were shown in the early 1950's at the Good Design Exhibitions put on by the MoMA.  The exhibitions showcased top, cutting-edge designers of the period including Eames, Nelson and Bertoia.  His work has been shown in other major exhibitions including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in 1951, the Triennale XIII in Milan in 1964, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1983.  His designs can be found today in the MoMA, the M.F.A. in Boston and the Museum of Decorative Arts in Montreal.  This beautiful and very comfortable sofa by Wormley has walnut legs and stretchers and has been reupholstered within the last decade in a pale gold velvet.  88" l., 34" d., 26.5" h.  American, c. 1950's  SOLD
As always, it's good to compare prices before you buy....
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.