• SOLD Edward Wormley bookcases model 5264, pair. Edward Wormley for Dunbar

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    Bookcase Designed by Edward Wormley. Custom Impressive Bookcase model 5264 designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar.

    The bookcases features a drop front door concealing storage. Each bookcase features one drop-front door concealing storage. Cleaned up nicely, professionally restored and originally from a non smoking home, no odors, overall in very good conditions with a few imperfections here and there, nothing unpleasing to the eye. Please feel to contact with any questions 

    Dimensions: Height: 6FT  Width:  48" Depth:   14.25" 

    Born in rural Illinois in 1907, Edward Wormley’s interest in design originated early in life and led him to later study at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Due to financial reasons, Wormley dropped out after 2 years and began his first job in an interior design studio before joining the Indiana-based Dunbar Furniture Company where he served as director of design for nearly 40 years.Following World War II, Wormley became an independent consultant branching out to design textiles, globe stands, and showrooms. He designed award winning collections for Drexel Furniture Company and was included in the Good Designshows of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Characteristic of his design elements were functional engineering, decorative laminated plywood, and unconventional upholstery.Wormley characteristically honored aesthetic qualities, following influences of Scandinavian modernism, while maintaining utilitarian qualities and “designing for the needs” of others. His work is timeless and of the highest quality. Wormley died in 1995, but his legacy is celebrated in collections including the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Museum of Decorative Arts in Montreal.