Critical in the evolution of 20th-century design, Dunbar was a leader in modern furniture design and its production during the 1950s. This reproduction of the 1956 Dunbar catalog reflects the impact Dunbar designs, under the fine workmanship of Edward Wormley--pioneer modernist and multi-faceted designer--had on the American interior. Combining elegance, warmth, and contemporary style with functionalism, comfort, and stability, each piece is a product of the advancements of technology teamed with the traditional craft of furniture making. An indispensable reference, this book is a historical landmark in the best in modern furniture design for mid-twentieth century America. Price guide included.
Leslie Pina is a professor at Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio. In addition to writing many books on furniture and other decorative arts and design, she has made other vintage company catalogs available, notably Herman Miller 1939, 1940, and 1955/56; Chase Brass & Copper 1934/35; and Blenko Glass 1962-1971 catalogs.