Important 20th Century Design /04 December 2005

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Jules Wabbes

desk
Le Mobilier Universel
Belgium, c. 1960
rosewood, chrome-plated steel
78 w × 35½ d × 29½ h in (198 × 90 × 75 cm)

Jules Wabbes is one of the most notable and important Belgian designers. The rigorous lines and angles of his furniture adhere to strict modern ideals, while the exotic wood tops recall European craft traditions. Wabbes collaborated with the architect Andre Jacqmain, creating furniture and interiors for numerous commissions. This unprecedented selection of Wabbes designs highlights his work through Le Mobilier Universel, a company created by Wabbes to make his distinct and refined furniture.

literature: Wabbes, Weinstein, pg. 10

estimate: $6,000–8,000
result: $15,600

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