The New School Archives Digital Collections

Edward J Wormley papers 1908 – 1991

Collection, KA004801

Personal (KA0048.01)
Professional (KA0048.02)


Designer for the Dunbar Furniture Company for more than three decades, Edward J Wormley (1907-1995) was a major modernist furniture designer and a Parsons School of Design visiting lecturer. His work was recognized in the 1950s by the Museum of Modern Art, which featured Wormley’s designs in its Good Design exhibitions. Wormley taught at Parsons between 1952 and 1970. The Kellen Design Archives' collection spans the years 1908 to 1991, and includes photographs, biographical materials, typescripts for articles and speeches, technical drawings, Dunbar catalogs, and several original sketches.

Related object

"Listen to Me" Chaise

Collection Guide

Guide to the Edward J Wormley papers

Related person/organization

Dunbar Furniture Company

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