Aspen Leaf Chair with Custom Textile Design

Aspen Leaf Chair Textile Design

This chair is elegantly clothed in a signature textile design by Carla Pyle. Inspired by nature, silk aspen leaves meander across the back and seat, recalling the shimmering grace of an aspen grove in summer. If you would like to commission a custom designed textile by Carla for your own furniture Contact her.

A snippet of history on this mid-century furniture line:

There are certain furniture collections that are sought after by collectors long after they are available at retail. One of those is Drexel Heritage’s Precedent by Edward Wormley.
Wormley’s signature style embodied the essence of modern design combined with tradition. During a time of growing modernism, Wormley was able to interpret the modern into a style that became uniquely predominant throughout the forties, fifties, and sixties. No one else during this time was able to create such a fresh and modern outlook, while preserving cherished elements from the past.
In 1947, Wormley brought his creative talents to Drexel Heritage to create Precedent. The collection was called Precedent because “it promised to set so many bright new standards in contemporary living.” It featured superb joinery and beautiful woods such as bleached mahogany, silver elm and beechwood. Wormly created 100 pieces for Precedent, priding the collection with convenience, style, fine craftsmanship, and a great value for every home.
Wormley believed that modernism meant freedom—”freedom to mix, to choose, to change, to embrace the new but to hold fast to what is good.” Wormley’s pieces became necessities for a conservative, up-scale and comfort-seeking customer who loved the versatility his designs offered. His work was featured in the Good Design show at the Museum of Modern Art during 1951 and 1952. Today, his work can be seen in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Museum of Decorative Arts in Montreal and inside the homes of many avid antique collectors.


About the Author

CarlaHey there! I'm Carla Pyle. I love the stories that our furniture tells. For me a picture of my Granddaddy Milton's green upholstered arm chair brings to mind the vivid rhymes & colors of 'The Cat in the Hat' and his soft low voice in the telling. I love too that there is always an element of nature in furniture - the warm-toned curving grain of a walnut leg or the reflection of life in a mid-century chrome piece. The best part of teaching & sharing natural upholstery is that it ties all of these things together. Stories - of individual experience and of the planet - help us build happy & healthy homes.View all posts by Carla →

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