American, 1907-1995. Edward Wormley was an American furniture designer and is widely recognized as one of the most significant and influential modernist designers. His iconic style honored aesthetic qualities, following influences of Scandinavian modernism, while maintaining utilitarian qualities and “designing for the needs” of others. His work in the 1940s with the Dunbar Furniture Company of Berne, Indiana help broadcast his commerical success as he created sophisticated, yet mainstream designs. Wormley's inclusion in the Good Design Exhibitions staged by the Museum of Modern Art and the Merchandise Mart between 1950 and 1955 elevated him to a respected place alongside more cutting edge designers like Bertoia, Nelson and Eames. Along with recieving numerous awards for his work, Edward Wormley's designs have been featured in exhibitions at fine arts institutions, including the Baltimore Museum of Art (1951), the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (1956), the Brooklyn Museum (1958), the San Francisco Museum of Art (1960), and the Philadelphia Museum of Art (1983).