Edward Wormley Extendable Dining Table in Tawi with Tapered Legs
Edward Wormley for Dunbar, dining table, tawi and wood, The United States, 1960s.
Wonderful boat shaped dining table, designed by Edward Wormley in the 1960s. The lacquered table top is made of tawi wood, which has a beautiful warm, honey color combined with a dark grain.
The ebonized base is beautifully shaped, consisting of two rectangular, tapered legs. These are finished with brass feet, which give this modern shaped table an extra touch of luxury.
This table comes with three additional table leaves to extend the table from W183 cm/W72 in to W274 cm/W107.9 in.
Dunbar: Fine Furniture of the 1950s, Pina, ppg. 84, 187.
Edward Wormley (1907-1995) was an well-known American Modern furniture designer. In the 1930's, he became the Director of Design at furniture company Dunbar. Characteristic of his design elements were functional engineering, decorative laminated plywood, and unconventional upholstery.
Wormley characteristically honored aesthetic qualities, following influences of Scandinavian modernism, while maintaining utilitarian qualities and “designing for the needs” of others. His work is timeless and of high quality.