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By Jules Wabbes

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Jules Wabbes (1919–1974) full name Jules Jean Sylvain Wabbes or JJ Wabbes, was a famed and accomplished Belgian furniture designer and interior architect. Born in Saint-Gille, Brussels, Wabbes began his career as an actor and after several other jobs, eventually opened an antiques and decoration shop in Brussels. At the end of his career, he was widely considered the most accomplished designer of the second half of the 20th century. A committed modernist, he started to create his own furniture and was chosen by several Belgian administrations to design and create functional furniture. All his works are based on the expression of pure quality with excellent materials (plain wood, metal). He is especially famous for his office desks, tables, and casts.