Edward Wormley - Design New York Friday, June 15, 2012 | Phillips
  • Literature

    Interiors, New York, 1951, p. 138
    The Dunbar Book of Modern Furniture, New York, 1953, p. 38
    Judith Gura, Chris Kennedy and Larry Weinberg, Edward Wormley: the Other Face of Modernism, exh. cat., Lin-Weinberg Gallery, New York, 1997, p. 11

  • Catalogue Essay

    Henning Watterston (1916-2009), who designed the original fabric accompanying this lot, taught weaving to his fellow apprentices at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin before moving to New York in the late 1940s. Upon arrival, Watterston contacted Edward Wormley, who helped him obtain business as an independent designer with such firms as Dunbar, Knoll, and Schumacher.Phillips de Pury & Company would like to thank Clarissa Notley for her assistance cataloguing the present lot.


Rare settee, model no. 4871

ca. 1948
Walnut, original Henning Watterston fabric, together with later fabric cushion.
34 x 87 x 24 in (86.4 x 221 x 61 cm)
Manufactured by Dunbar, USA.

$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $18,750


15 June 2012
New York