Edward J. Wormley `Precedent` Magazine Table for Drexel


Gorgeous magazine table designed by Edward J. Wormley for Drexel’s “Precedent” line in the United States circa 1940s. This unique table features a solid walnut-stained beech wood frame with four sliding shelves that slide smoothly for optimal functionality. The top is comprised of an open shelf perfect for displaying decorative items and storing your favorite books. This clean design makes a great example of Wormley’s design philosophy emphasizing on the functionality and elegance of Mid-Century Modern design.

$ 2,450





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SPECIFICATIONS

Country

United States

Manufacturer

Drexel

Date of Manufacturer

1940-1949

Period Style

Mid-Century Modern

Materials

Walnut-Stained Beech Wood

Condition

Excellent

Extra Conditions

Newly Refinished

Number of Items

1

Dimensions

26in H x 25in W x 16in D

ID Number

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Edward J Wormley

American furniture designer, Edward J. Wormley, is recognized for taking elements from different design movements and merging them into his sophisticated interpretation of Mid-century modern. His designs embraced modernism without staying away from traditional and proved to be crafted in the highest quality.

Born in Oswego, Illinois, Wormely’s interest in design came when he was quite young. While still in high school, he took courses at the New York School of Interior Design. After he graduated high school, Wormley attended the Art Institute of Chicago and began his career as an interior designer at the Marshall Field & Company. After a few years, the company closed, and Wormley was left unemployed. He took this as an opportunity to travel around Europe, where he met famed architects Le Corbusier and Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann.

In the 1930s, during the great depression, Wormley returned from Europe and met the president of Dunbar Furniture Company. He was initially hired to upgrade their product line but quickly became the Director of Design for the Berne, Indiana based company. His designs were well-received by the public, and in 1944 Dunbar transitioned into solely creating modern designs. Although the company shifted its focus to creating Modern furniture, Wormley was able to incorporate his ideas with inspiration drawn from past design movements. In only five years, Edward Wormely successfully made the Dunbar Furniture Company, the top producer of modern furniture in the United States.

Post World War II, he opened a private firm in New York City where he designed and consulted for several companies, Dunbar remaining as his primary client. Throughout his 40 year career, Wormley was able to see several of his creations honored at remarkable exhibitions including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Boston Museum of Art and the XIII Triennale in Milan, receiving many awards for his iconic works.

Wormley is, without a doubt, one of the most influential Mid-century modern designers in history. His understated approach to design not only made him successful during his active years but continues to influence designers and scholars even today. He understood that furniture needed to be practical but also pleasant to the eye.



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PRODUCT CARE

Wood

  • Keep the furniture in a cool, dry place
  • Avoid furniture's direct exposure to rain, sun or wind
  • Avoid placing hot objects directly on the piece to prevent undesirable marks or permanent circles.
  • Avoid placing objects that may cause scratches to the surface
  • Clean using water only in small quantities and apply it with soft, damp cloth
  • After damp cloth wipe with a soft, dry cloth
  • You can use other liquids that are especially for cleaning wood furniture. Take into account the type of wood and follow the manufacturer's instructions

Edward J. Wormley `Precedent` Magazine Table for Drexel

$ 2,450






  43 customer reviews

Read helpful customer reviews
from Etsy.com


Gorgeous magazine table designed by Edward J. Wormley for Drexel’s “Precedent” line in the United States circa 1940s. This unique table features a solid walnut-stained beech wood frame with four sliding shelves that slide smoothly for optimal functionality. The top is comprised of an open shelf perfect for displaying decorative items and storing your favorite books. This clean design makes a great example of Wormley’s design philosophy emphasizing on the functionality and elegance of Mid-Century Modern design.

SPECIFICATIONS






SHOPPING WITH D.M.L.A. MEANS


Quality Management

Our quality management system allows us to provide you with exclusive products of a very high caliber.

Pro Customer Service

Friendly assistance through efficient communication focused on providing you timely information.

Authenticity Guaranteed

Each product is meticulously evaluated by our team of experts, guaranteeing you top quality authenticity.

Secure Online Purchasing

With our online shopping system, you can acquire precious treasures in a comfortable, safe and reliable way.

SHIPPING

Shipping around the world

RETURNS ACCEPTED

All items can be returned or exchanged

ONLINE PAYMENT METHODS

We accept the following methods

Visa Logo Master Card Logo Pay Pal Logo American Express Logo Discover Logo Affirm Payments

MEET THE DESIGNER


Edward J Wormley



American furniture designer, Edward J. Wormley, is recognized for taking elements from different design movements and merging them into his sophisticated interpretation of Mid-century modern. His designs embraced modernism without staying away from traditional and proved to be crafted in the highest quality.

Born in Oswego, Illinois, Wormely’s interest in design came when he was quite young. While still in high school, he took courses at the New York School of Interior Design. After he graduated high school, Wormley attended the Art Institute of Chicago and began his career as an interior designer at the Marshall Field & Company. After a few years, the company closed, and Wormley was left unemployed. He took this as an opportunity to travel around Europe, where he met famed architects Le Corbusier and Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann.

In the 1930s, during the great depression, Wormley returned from Europe and met the president of Dunbar Furniture Company. He was initially hired to upgrade their product line but quickly became the Director of Design for the Berne, Indiana based company. His designs were well-received by the public, and in 1944 Dunbar transitioned into solely creating modern designs. Although the company shifted its focus to creating Modern furniture, Wormley was able to incorporate his ideas with inspiration drawn from past design movements. In only five years, Edward Wormely successfully made the Dunbar Furniture Company, the top producer of modern furniture in the United States.

Post World War II, he opened a private firm in New York City where he designed and consulted for several companies, Dunbar remaining as his primary client. Throughout his 40 year career, Wormley was able to see several of his creations honored at remarkable exhibitions including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Boston Museum of Art and the XIII Triennale in Milan, receiving many awards for his iconic works.

Wormley is, without a doubt, one of the most influential Mid-century modern designers in history. His understated approach to design not only made him successful during his active years but continues to influence designers and scholars even today. He understood that furniture needed to be practical but also pleasant to the eye.

Read More...


PRODUCT CARE


Wood

  • Keep the furniture in a cool, dry place
  • Avoid furniture's direct exposure to rain, sun or wind
  • Avoid placing hot objects directly on the piece to prevent undesirable marks or permanent circles.
  • Avoid placing objects that may cause scratches to the surface
  • Clean using water only in small quantities and apply it with soft, damp cloth
  • After damp cloth wipe with a soft, dry cloth
  • You can use other liquids that are especially for cleaning wood furniture. Take into account the type of wood and follow the manufacturer's instructions