Edward Wormley Set of Eight Dining Chairs for Mobilier Universel
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Edward Wormley for Dunbar executed by Mobilier Universel, set of eight armchairs, lacquered black wood and fabric, Jules Wabbes, Belgium, 1960s.
This set of six grand armchairs consists of a rare black lacquered frame and a brown or red colored leather upholstery. The design is modest, sturdy and angular giving these chairs a certain graphic appearance. The design of the seating is comfortable and in fact designed for its intended purpose. Mobilier Universel had the sole right to produce furniture for Dunbar. Jules Wabbes, at that time still very much involved with Mobilier Universel picked the desired models for manufacturing which Edward Wormley designed. The designs that Wabbes choose from Wormley's collections were those that featured a simplistic, clean lined that would prove the be timeless. This set of chairs belongs to that line of furniture. Literature: Wabbes-Ferran, Marie. Jules Wabbes. 1919-1974. Binnenhuisarchitect. Doornik: La Renaissance Du Livre, 2002, p. 91.