Torbjørn Afdal Iconic ‘Krobo’ Bench or Side Table in Oak

$3,400.00 USD

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Torbjørn Afdal for Burksbo Mellemstrands Trevareindistri AS, 'Krobo' bench or side table, oak, metal, Norway, 1960s

This iconic bench or coffee table by Afdal is executed in oak and comes with one box that can be used as a tray too. Two legs with metal connections lift up the bench and provide stability. The edges of the top rise slightly upwards which adds more elegance to the design. A large tray with high sides and handles can be placed on the bench and provides organized storage space.

Torbjørn Afdal (1917-1999) who just graduated from “Norwegian National Academy of Craft and Art Industry” started working at the Bruksbo’s drawing office in 1946 and soon became the leading designer. The company Bruksbo Tegnekontor was founded in 1941 by interior architects Arne Remlov and Per Tannum, who owned a furniture store himself. Shortly after, Bruksbo expanded with two additional architects Gunnar Eriksen and Runar Børresen. Torbjørn Afdal’s exceptional designs, including the “Broadway” chair, were firstly honored with the gold medal at the exhibition “So wohnt Europa” (Munich 1959). Here the “Broadway” chair was shown in an arrangement together with the ‘Krobo’ bench. In the 1960s multiple of Afdal’s designs were successful. The lounge chair “Hunter Chair” and the dining chair “Darby” (1962) received great attention also outside of Norway. Afdal mostly focussed on creating chairs but also cabinets and tables were part of his oeuvre. One of his most famous designs, the “Krobo” multi-purpose bench (1960s), stays a great success until today.

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Product details

  • Condition Good
  • Creator Torbjørn Afdal (Designer) Mellemstrands Trevareindustri (Manufacturer)
  • Date of Manufacture 1960s
  • Dimensions Height 13.78 in. Width 79.14 in. Depth 14.57 in. Seat Height 13.78 in.
  • Dimensions Height 35 cm Width 201 cm Depth 37 cm Seat Height 35 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques Oak Metal
  • Period 1960-1969
  • Place of Origin Norway
  • Style Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)