Torbjørn Afdal

he has honed his natural skill for designing flexible, durable and elegant pieces of furniture

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 through the ranks of the Bruksbo Drawing Office, where he honed his natural skill for designing flexible, durable and elegant pieces of furniture, eventually becoming their top designer. His signature ultra-minimalist creations, such as the ‘Krobo Bench’ (1960) and the ‘Hunter Lounge Chair’ (1962), alongside a plethora of liquor cabinets and dining tables, secured Afdal’s immoveable place in the history of post-war 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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