“There’s a disconnect between American tastes and Eurocentric
contemporary design,” says Jason Miller, creative director of Roll &
Hill in New York. “And I’m fascinated by people who can connect the
two.” He’s explaining his reverence for Edward Wormley (1907–95), an
American who worked most often for Dunbar Furniture in Indiana.
Wormley—a sort of insiders’ alternative to Eames—focused on clean-lined
classicism, and Miller says he holds in especially high regard Wormley’s
sofas and his Tall Man vinyl easy chair.