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Edward Wormley

Edward Wormley

Edward J Wormley was a designer of modern furniture from 1930-1970. Born December 31 1907, Wormley worked for mid century furniture makers such as Dunbar and Drexel.  

A student of the Art Insitute of Chicago, he met the president of the Dunbar Furniture Company during the great depression.  He was hired by Dunbar to improve its cheapest furniture line, popularly referred to as borax because people typically purchased it with soap coupons.  Dunbar's designs were immediately successful, and within 5 years the furniture Edward Wormley had designed made the Dunbar Furniture Company the leading producer of modern furniture in America.

Edward Wormley Died in November of 1995.  His furniture represented a meging of 20th century innovation, along with European Modern, Scandinavian Modern, and historical design that appeals greatly to collectors today.