Edward Wormley for Dunbar Sofa Model 4907 in Soft Peach Upholstery
Edward Wormley for Dunbar, sofa model 4907, fabric and brass, United States, circa 1955.
A sofa by Edward Wormley that is simple and elegant, as it bears features of classic design combined with minimalist, sober influences. In the words of the original Dunbar catalogue: 'This sofa take the span as lightly as a suspensions bridge'. The comfortable four-seat sofa with soft peach colored fabric includes four rectangular pillows, which can be used in different parts of the sofa. The sofa has six tapered brass legs. The sides are high and straight which creates a shell-like body. The contraxct between the legs and the body is interesting, as the body is hefty and the legs light by means of which they add space and air.
Fabric is in good condition, with minor signs of age and use. Of course, reupholstery is possible in any kind of fabric or leather you prefe.
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.