Edward Wormley for Dunbar Sofa in Light Blue Upholstery


Edward Wormley for Dunbar, sofa, model 5150, fabric, metal, United States, 1950s. 

The sofa exudes a simple and elegant style, reminiscent of the classic design elements typically associated with Edward Wormley. The sofa features a light blue upholstery. The corpus stands on six metal legs, and its sides maintain a low, straight profile. An intriguing contrast emerges between the substantial body and the lightness conveyed by the legs, creating a sense of spatial openness and airiness.

Edward Wormley (1907–1995), was born in rural Illinois, United States. As a young man, he was passionate about design and enrolled in the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1926, but left due to financial issues and began working for an interior design company. He later joined the Dunbar Furniture Company in Indiana, where he served as director of design for almost 40 years. Following World War Two, he became an independent design consultant. Wormley passed away in 1995, but his legacy of creating elegant and high-quality furniture lives on. He was a master in combining classical 20th century design with modern innovations.

Please note that we advise reupholstery before use. This item contains some threadbare upholstery with loose seams and small stains. Reupholstery can be done before shipping by our experienced craftsmen and -women in our own in-house restoration atelier. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece retains its value and is ready for the many years to come. We kindly ask you to contact our design experts for further information about the endless possibilities our restoration and upholstery atelier has to offer. Of course, a locally organized reupholstery is possible as well.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Edward Wormley (Designer)
  • date of manufacture 1950s
  • dimensions Height 29.14 in. Width 95.67 in. Depth 30.71 in. Seat Height 14.57 in.
  • dimensions Height 74 cm Width 243 cm Depth 78 cm Seat Height 37 cm
  • material Fabric Metal
  • origin United States
  • period 1950-1959
  • style Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 45011995