Edward Wormley for Dunbar Sofa Model 4907
Edward Wormley for Dunbar, sofa model 4907, fabric and brass, United States, circa 1955. A remarkable sofa by Edward Wormley that is purely elegant, as it bears features of classic design combined with Minimalist, sober influences. In the words of the original Dunbar catalogue: 'This sofa takes the span as lightly as a suspensions bridge'. The comfortable four-seat sofa with soft peach colored fabric includes four rectangular pillows. The sofa has six tapered brass legs. The sides are high and straight which creates a shell-like body. Edward Wormley (1907-1995) was an American designer. After not finishing his degree due to lack of funds Wormley started to work as an interior designer. In the 1940s, Wormley was hired to work with Dunbar. Their collaboration was a success story as Dunbar incorporated several techniques and aesthetics from European design. It was Wormley's aim to create both a high-quality line that was also available for the masses. Literature: - Piña, Leslie. Dunbar. Fine Furniture of the 1950s. Pensylvannia: Schiffer Publishing: Atglen Publishing, 2000, p. 30-31, 172.