Edward Wormley Sofa Model 495 in Floral Upholstery
Edward Wormley for Dunbar, sofa '495', fabric and mahogany, United States, 1955.
A very elegant three-seat sofa by Edward Wormley. The sofa has a more classic design compared to other designs by the designer. The sofa is supported by a frame that features strong lines, yet not obtrusive at all, which gives the appearance that the sofa is floating. The floral patterned upholstery forms a striking combination with the darkened frame. The backrest is straight while the corners are is slightly sloping and flow over into the armrests.
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.