15 EDWARD J WORMLEY —
MODERNISM FROM THE PAST
Written by Connie Zeigler, with Shelley Selim
Edward J Wormley was once the most famous mid-century furniture designer in the country, but it's likely you've never heard of him.
As the designer for Berne, Indiana’s Dunbar Furniture Company, Edward Wormley produced an astonishing number of collections that drew on historical references, but were designed for customers with the most modern sensibilities. He believed that one need not erase everything that had come before to create beautiful, forward looking furniture and interiors. Commercial Article 15 presents the story of Edward Wormley’s remarkable career, his myriad achievements, and the love story that defined his life.
In addition, we look at Wormley’s substantial place in MoMA’s landmark Good Design exhibitions of the 1950s, and his friendship with curator (and neighbor) Edgar Kaufmann, Jr.
At 120 pages, and illustrated with over 140 images, this is our biggest issue yet! Commercial Article 15 is designed and printed in Indiana.