12 ft to 14 ft 1/2 Vintage Wormley Conference / Dining Table for Dunbar
Edward J Wormley .December 31, 1907 – November 3, 1995. was an American designer of modernist furniture. In 1926 he went to study briefly at the Art Institute of Chicago. Funds ran out and he went to work as an interior designer for Marshall Fields & Company department store. During the Depression, Wormley was introduced to the president of Dunbar Furniture Company of Berne, Indiana, who hired him to upgrade their product line.
Dunbar made a good choice, as Wormley”s work met with immediate success. In 1944 the company decided to focus strictly on Modern lines, and Edward Wormley rose to the task, incorporating European and Scandinavian innovations.
His eye for quality and the exacting craftsmanship at Dunbar made for furniture that was elegant, understated and exceptionally well-made. Wormley was never really at the forefront of Modern design. Instead, he took the best elements from classical, historical design and translated them into Modern vernacular. The result was furniture that was sophisticated, yet mainstream and very successful.
Exotic Tawi Wood top with 2 additional leaves of 15″ each
Dark walnut tapered legs
The full extended table will be 174″ long or 14 ft 1/2
In very good vintage condition. Simply stunning.
2 leaves, each: 15″(0.38m) Width X 48″(1.22m) Depth