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American cherry, wengé, black leather
435 mm W x 435 mm D x 450 mm H

Tabouret Jules Wabbes

Jules Wabbes


Of this stool, designed by Belgian iconic designer Jules Wabbes in 1953, only a prototype was made. It was designed for the haute couture shop Anna David-Marber on the Boulevard de Waterloo Brussels.

The stool is issued and sold with exactly the same shape and materials which Jules Wabbes had selected for this unique prototype.

Jules Wabbes can undoubtedly be considered as THE ambassador of Belgian design during the 60s and 70s. Initially an antiques dealer and interior designer, he opened a design studio for architecture and industrial design in 1950.

Wabbes quickly became known for his sensual use of the best materials. He launched a series of office furniture in pear, walnut and cherry wood. The wood was cut with precision and glued together into large panels to prevent warping. The results were artful mosaics with a rich texture.

Because he liked to show the construction of his furniture, Wabbed did not hide the connectors or supporting structures. Moreover, he stamped them with his initials. All his products could be ordered in different materials, sizes and finishes.

Wabbes designed many interiors, including the International Science Pavilion at the 1958 World Fair in Brussels, the residence quarters of the Belgian royal couple on board of the navy ship Godetia and the offices of Crédit Communal and Générale Bank of Belgium. He also designed the interior for the Sabena aircrafts in the 50s. In 1957, Wabbes received the Silver Medal at the Milan Triennale.
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