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Jules Wabbes Wengé Writing / Console Table

$12,450per item


Jules Wabbes for Mobilier Universel, writing table, wenge and metal, Belgium, 1960s This executive writing / console table by Jules Wabbes is part of the midcentury design collection. The model eatures a solid wenge wooden top, made out of tangentially-sawn wenge slats. Due to the slats, the tabletop features a wonderful pattern in the top. The geometric chromed base compliments this material and construction based approach perfectly. The construction and joints are visible and the table has a clear constructive composition. Nothing is hidden, everything can and should be seen. 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 characterised 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. Ghent: Borgerhoff & Lamberigts, 2010, p. 133.


  • Creator
    Jules Wabbes (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29.93 in. (76 cm)Width: 66.93 in. (170 cm)Depth: 29.14 in. (74 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Waalwijk, NL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 8896_94111stDibs: LU933113528242

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    Ships From: Waalwijk, Netherlands
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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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