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Tobjorn Afdal

His signature is ultra-minimalist creations.

As one of Norway’s most refined and prolific designers, Torbjørn Afdal (1917–1999) work was admired and collected by the likes of US first lady Jackie Kennedy for the White House, Japanese Emperor Hirohito and Gro Harlem Brundtland, the Norwegian prime minister.

Initially trained at the National Academy Of Craft And Art Industry, post-graduation Afdal rose to the top ranks of the Bruksbo Drawing Office, where he honed his preternatural skill for flexible, durable and elegant pieces of furniture. His signature ultra-minimalist creations, such as the Krobo Bench (1960) and the Hunnter Lounge Chair (1962), alongside a plethora of liquor cabinets and dining tables, secured Afdal’s immoveable place in the history of postwar design.

BENCHES

Palissander and metal hinges

H 150,5 x 37 x 34 cm
H 59 x 14 x 13 in.

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