*This piece is now restored (photos do not show restored condition). Ready to ship or be picked up*
Rare Edward Wormley Round Coffee Table for Dunbar in walnut and brass. This is a beautiful table made with high-quality walnut. Once restored it will be gorgeous. This table is a perfect example of Wormley's work which exhibits his traditional European and Scandinavian influences.
Dimensions: 38 C x 16.5 H
Edward J Wormley (December 31, 1907 – November 3, 1995) was an American designer of modern furniture. In 1926 he went to study briefly at the Art Institute of Chicago. Funds ran out and he went to work as an interior designer for Marshall Fields & Company department store. During the Depression, Wormley was introduced to the president of Dunbar Furniture Company of Berne, Indiana, who hired him to upgrade their product line.
Dunbar made a good choice, as Wormley's work met with immediate success. In 1944 the company decided to focus strictly on Modern lines, and Edward Wormley rose to the task, incorporating European and Scandinavian innovations.
His eye for quality and the exacting craftsmanship at Dunbar made for furniture that was elegant, understated, and exceptionally well-made. Wormley was never really at the forefront of modern design. Instead, he took the best elements from classical, historical design and translated them into Modern vernacular. The result was furniture that was sophisticated, yet mainstream and very successful