Born in 1919, all-time classic designer Jules Wabbes was the premier representative of Belgian design in the 1950s through to the 70s. Initially an antiques dealer and decorator, Wabbes opened a design office for architecture and industrial design in 1950. ... Read more
Wabbes quickly became known for his sensual use of the very best materials and launched a series of office furniture crafted from pear, walnut and cherry-wood. The timber was precision-cut and glued into wooden block panels to prevent warping, creating long sumptuous contours or a mosaic of richly textured grain.
All his products could be ordered in different sizes, materials or finishes. These were the foundations of the international reputation of his designs of simple form and timeless elegance.
Wabbes designed the interior for several Sabena aircrafts. A series of interior design commissions followed, including the International Science hall at the Brussels Universal Exhibition, the Royal couple's apartment on board the marine ship Godetia and the offices of the Crédit Communal or the Générale de Banque. In 1957 he won the Silver medal at the Milan Triennial Exhibition.Read more
Jules Wabbes Furniture Designs
Livourne Soft Seating was designed by Jules Wabbes in the 1960s. Ideal for reception and lounge areas.
Table Vibration Cocktail Table of transparent glass with a rhythmic steel base lacquered gold or aluminium.
Louise Chair was designed by Jules Wabbes in 1963 and is available with or without arm rests.
Table le Carre is a coffee table by Jules Wabbes made from cross cut cherry or wenge wood.
Cintree Table by Jules Wabbes can be used as an office meeting table, desk or breakout table.
Milano Wooden Desk for home office use is a compact desking solution made from multiply beech.
The Gerard Philipe Home Office Desk is a classic design from Jules Wabbes. Features cast aluminium legs.