Four-Seat Sofa by Edward Wormley circa 1970
Edward J. Wormley for Dunbar, sofa, fabric and wood, United States, circa 1970.
Large sofa with a simplistic design where the back was meant to be visible and for sofas meant to float in a room instead of pushed against the wall. This four-seat sofa has a rather modest design, yet very modern. The white upholstery is a striking combination with the darkened frame that is especially visible at the back.
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.