Mid 20th Century Edward Wormley New York sofa - SOLD


Rare sofa model 5316 / "New York Sofa" designed in 1953 by Edward Wormley and manufactured by Dunbar Furniture circa 1953-1958. This elegant design features a birch frame which holds the sofa and its floating back, detalied with buttons and piping on its dark grey upholstery. It is a brilliant piece of Mid-Century Modern design and of great quality craftsmanship.

About the designer:

In the 1930s, Wormley left Marshall Field’s to work as a designer for the Dunbar Furniture Company in Berne, Indiana. He designed modern and traditional pieces for Dunbar, and quickly became the company’s design director. By 1944, he’d been placed in charge of modernizing Dunbar’s furniture lines—a task he accomplished by incorporating modern innovations into traditional designs and championing the midcentury Modernist aesthetic. He stayed with the company nearly four decades, until it was sold in 1970. During his tenure with Dunbar, he designed approximately 150 pieces, many of which merged traditional and modern design for comfortable, everyday usage.



Height: 75 cm

Depth: 68 cm 

Length: 226 cm

Seat height: 41 cm 




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