Jules Wabbes Reupholstered ‘Louise’ Dining Chair in Leather

$1,950.00 USD
$1,950.00 USD

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Jules Wabbes for Mobilier Universel, dining chair model ‘Louise’, olive green leather, metal, Belgium, 1960s.

This ‘Louise’ dining chair by Jules Wabbes has been reupholstered by our in-house restoration and upholstery atelier. Clean in line and pure geometrics characterize the design. The high-quality leather in olive green color combines wonderfully with the dark grey patinated metal frame.

Jules Wabbes (1919-1974) was a Belgian furniture designer, architect and professor. He wasn't (as many of his contemporaries) trained as a designer or architect but learned the craft of designer furniture by sheer necessity. When Wabbes was 24, he opened an antiques shop where some of the furniture was in need of restoration. Therefore, he opened a small workshop where he taught himself how to restore furniture. Alongside restoration he also started to design furniture. His work is aristocratic and modest, and characterized by a sensual use of materials and a clear, almost architectural tectonics. Wabbes developed a line and idiom of its own, averse to the playful and swinging style of many other furniture designs of the postwar period. Wabbes, influenced by American designers such as Edward Wormley, chose to build his furniture with solid wood giving his designs not only a luxurious appearance but also honest, timeless and sophisticated aesthetics.

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 designed by Edward Wormley for manufacturing. The designs that Wabbes choose from Wormley's collection were those that featured simplistic, clean lines that would prove to be timeless.

Please note that this item is in good, used condition.

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Product details

  • condition Good
  • creator Jules Wabbes (Designer) Mobilier Universel (Manufacturer)
  • date of manufacture 1960s
  • dimensions Height 32.29 in. Width 19.3 in. Depth 22.84 in. Seat Height 19.3 in.
  • dimensions Height 82 cm Width 49 cm Depth 58 cm Seat Height 49 cm
  • material Leather Metal
  • origin Belgium
  • period 1960-1969
  • style Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Barcode 45010955