Edward Wormley 5407 Party sofa
A three seater # 5704 Edward Wormley ‘party’ sofa, upholstered in a glamorous ‘slubbed’ aquamarine fabric.
The traditional Chesterfield sofa is an English ‘aristocratic’ design of the 1800s. It’s signature features are rolled arms, buttoned upholstery and matching back and arm height. This sofa is a modern take on the design.
Designed by, when : Edward Wormley (1907-1995) was an American modernist furniture Designer. He created the ‘party’ sofa for Furniture makers, Dunbar USA, in 1954.
Inspiration: A modernist interpretation of the traditional Chesterfield sofa with it’s ‘flattened’ back and arms. Edward Wormley took classic design elements and translated them into a modern vernacular.
Fabrication: Solid timber frame, aquamarine slub fabric with buttoning.
DC Insider: Imported by the owners 7 years ago. In very good condition with no fault to the fabric. Some slight sun fade to side and back which does not detract, but rather, enhances the overall vintage modernist look.
· A blue Chesterfield makes a statement in this recent Melbourne interior by Melbourne Design Studio Hecker Guthrie.
DC Stylist: Originally fashionable in the grand estates of England in the 1800s, today a ‘tufted’ sofa makes a ‘boho luxe’ statement as seen here in the Dries Van Noten store in Paris .
DC Collector: AUD$22,825 to purchase a new one from Edward Wormley USA, + shipping + taxes. Belgian fashion designer Dries van Noten also has this sofa in brown leather in his Tokyo store.
- Dimensions: H72cm W250cm D95cm SH38cm
- Condition: 3/5
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