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Jules Wabbes Pair of 'JJW48' Side Chairs Reupholstered in Anthracite Leather

US$4,600per set

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Jules Wabbes for Le Mobilier Universel, pair of side chairs model 'JJW 48', leather, chromium-plated metal, Belgium, c. 1963. These modest and timeless chairs are designed by the well known Belgian designer Jules Wabbes. The dining chairs feature a minimalistic, geometric metal frame. The seat is thick and reupholstered in high quality aniline leather by the experienced craftsmen of our in-house atelier. This model has a very strong character. Jules Wabbes (1919-1974) was a Belgian furniture designer, architect and professor. He wasn't (as many of his contemporaries) trained as a designer or architect but learned the Craft of designer furniture by sheer necessity. When Wabbes was 24, he opened an antiques shop where some of the furniture was in need of restoration. Therefore, he opened a small workshop where he taught himself how to restore furniture. Alongside restoration he also started to design furniture. His work is aristocratic and modest, and characterized by a sensual use of materials and a clear, almost architectural tectonics. Wabbes developed a line and idiom of its own, averse to the playful and swinging style of many other furniture designs of the postwar period. Wabbes, influenced by American designers such as Edward Wormley, chose to build his furniture with solid wood giving his designs not only a luxurious appearance but also honest, timeless and sophisticated aesthetics. Literature: Wabbes-Ferran, Marie. Jules Wabbes. 1919-1974. Binnenhuisarchitect. Doornik: La Renaissance Du Livre, 2002, p. 128 and 139.

Details

  • Creator
    Jules Wabbes (Designer),Mobilier Universel (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 32.29 in. (82 cm)Width: 19.3 in. (49 cm)Depth: 22.84 in. (58 cm)Seat Height: 19.3 in. (49 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1963
  • Condition
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Waalwijk, NL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 09955_item_10046 1stDibs: LU933114926581

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    Ships From: Waalwijk, Netherlands
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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About the Seller
4.8 / 5
Located in Waalwijk, Netherlands

Established in 2006, Morentz has a team of approximately 55 restorers, upholsterers, interior advisers and art historians, making it a gallery, workshop and upholstery studio, all in one. Every day, a carefully selected array of 20th-century furniture arrives from all over the world at the firm’s warehouse, where the team thoroughly e...

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