This uniquely large roll-top desk designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar features unique vertical mahogany tambour sides with a spacious center work space. Wide spread legs make it easy to use the desk while drop-down back allows for even greater versatility. In addition to its stylish design and plentiful open space the desk features multiple drawers for added storage and organization. There is some slight wear to the top surface, we created removable tray pads to further protect and mask the wear. These trays are adhered to the surface with double side tape and can be removed if desired. Original Dunbar label is still intact.
About Edward Wormley:
Edward J Wormley (December 31, 1907 – November 3, 1995) was an American designer of modern furniture. In 1926 he went to study briefly at the Art Institute of Chicago. Funds ran out and he went to work as an interior designer for Marshall Fields & Company department store. During the Depression, Wormley was introduced to the president of Dunbar Furniture Company of Berne, Indiana, who hired him to upgrade their product line. Dunbar made a good choice, as Wormley’s work met with immediate success. In 1944 the company decided to focus strictly on Modern lines, and Edward Wormley rose to the task, incorporating European and Scandinavian innovations.
His eye for quality and the exacting craftsmanship at Dunbar made for furniture that was elegant, understated and exceptionally well-made. Wormley was never really at the forefront of Modern design. Instead, he took the best elements from classical, historical design and translated them into Modern vernacular. The result was furniture that was sophisticated, yet mainstream and very successful.