Jules Wabbes


Jules Wabbes houten design bed

Jules Wabbes is undoubtedly the exponent of Belgian design during the 60s and 70s. Initially started as an antiques dealer and interior designer, he opened a design studio for architecture and industrial design in 1950.

Belgian design

Wabbes designed series of interior design, including the International Science Pavilion at the 1958 World Fair in Brussels, the residence of the Belgian royal couple on board the navy ship the Godetia and the offices of Crédit Communal and the Générale Bank of Belgium. In 1957 Wabbes received the Silver Medal at the Milan Triennale.

He also designed his own furniture in beautiful materials, where he attached particular value to. His work is now re-released ... Revor Bedding was allowed to put the Jules Wabbes bed on the market again



Design



Because he liked to show the structure of his furniture, Wabbes didn't hide the connectors and the supporting structures. More so, he stamped his initials in it. All of his products could be ordered in different materials, sizes and finishes.



Revor made no changes to the original design. There was onley made 1 adjustment on the sleeping surface, to make it possible to integrate an ergonomic slatted base. Thereby the original Jules Wabbes bed answers to the sleep requirements of today.



Production



The Jules Wabbes bed is cut in the traditional way, sanded and varnished to obtain a beautiful natural product. The planks are first cut to the correct size with surgical precision with a margin from 2mm to be able to abrade it nicely in the next step. The abrasion is required in order to eliminate all the bumps and edges to provide more strength.


beech veneer

The Jules Wabbes bed gets its naturelle look by using the best beech veneer. The wood is purely natural and therefore no single copy of the bed is exactly the same. Even more, the difference in color which is so typical (with shades of pink) for beech veneer can be found in every Jules Wabbes bed.


Three elegant colors

Jules Wabbes bed is available in three elegant colors. These are fancy white, trendy black and classic brown. The color process consists of three individual steps. First, the planks are painted in the desired color. Thereafter, the material gets a good primer and after drying out is varnished.