Jules Wabbes Pair of Reupholstered ‘Louise’ Dining Chairs in Olive Green Leather
When buying or delivering an item within the EU, VAT usually applies and will be added.
Jules Wabbes for for Mobilier Universel, pair of dining chairs model ‘Louise’, olive green leather, metal, Belgium, 1960s
This pair of ‘Louise’ dining chairs by Jules Wabbes has been reupholstered by our in-house restoration and upholstery atelier. The high-quality leather in olive green color combines wonderfully with the black metal frame.
Jules Wabbes (1919-1974) was a Belgian furniture designer, architect and professor. He wasn't (as many of his contemporaries) trained as a designer or architect but learned the craft of designer furniture by sheer necessity. When Wabbes was 24, he opened an antiques shop where some of the furniture was in need of restoration. Therefore, he opened a small workshop where he taught himself how to restore furniture. Alongside restoration he also started to design furniture. His work is aristocratic and modest, and characterized by a sensual use of materials and a clear, almost architectural tectonics. Wabbes developed a line and idiom of its own, averse to the playful and swinging style of many other furniture designs of the postwar period. Wabbes, influenced by American designers such as Edward Wormley, chose to build his furniture with solid wood giving his designs not only a luxurious appearance but also honest, timeless and sophisticated aesthetics.
VAT within the EU: When buying or delivering an item within the EU, VAT usually applies and will be added.