Edward Wormley Reupholstered Yellow Sofa Model 5316
Edward Wormley, sofa Model 5316, yellow fabric, black mahogany frame, United States, circa 1950s.
This three-seat sofa is designed circa 1965. The luxurious, high quality yellow fabric turns this, rather clean and elegant sofa into a real statement piece. The design of this sofa is very well balanced. The refined frame keeps the comfortable sitting elements together which gives it a light overall feeling.
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 a high-quality line, that was also available for the masses.