In 1947, Edward Wormley brought his creative talents to the Drexel Heritage furniture company to create Precedent. The collection was called Precedent because “it promised to set so many bright new standards in contemporary living.” It is noted for its superb joinery and beautiful woods such as bleached mahogany, silver elm and beechwood. Wormley created 100 pieces for Precedent, priding the collection with convenience, style, fine craftsmanship, and a great value for every home.
Wormley’s style embodied the essence of modern design combined with tradition. He was able to interpret the modern into a style that became predominant from the 40s through the 60s. He was considered by many to be unique in his ability to create such a fresh and modern outlook, while preserving cherished elements from the past.