Torbjørn Afdal Norwegian 'Krobo' Bench in Oak
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Torbjørn Afdal for Burksbo Mellemstrands Trevareindistri AS, 'Krobo' bench, oak, Norway, 1960s
This classic bench by Afdal is executed in oak and comes with one tray. The piece is stamped manufacturer's mark to each element. The piece is one of the classic Norwegian designs of the 1960s. It has two trestle shaped legs that support a long slender top. The oak has a smooth, soft pattern that is clearly visible in the top. The edges rise slightly upwards and are both functional and aesthetic.
Torbjørn Afdal (1917-1999) was one of be the leading designers at Bruksbo Tegnekontorer and in Scandinavia. Afdal became more well known when his furniture was bought by US first lady Jacqueline Kennedy and by the Japanese Emperor. In later years, Afdal was also granted with the commission to design the Parliamentary and chairs and tables to the courthouse in Oslo.
- Norwegian Icons: Important Norwegian Designs From the Era 1940-1975 - An Exhibition, Bermann, p. 33.