Norwegian Modern "Krobo" Rosewood Bench / Coffee Table by Torbjorn Afdal for Bruksbo. 3.5"h x 47.5"w x 14.5"d. Excellent original condition. Norway, 1960s.
Torbjørn Afdal (1917-1999), after graduating from the Norwegian National Academy of Craft and Art Industry in 1946, he spent his career with the legendary Bruksbo Tegnekontor, who for three decades were one of Norway’s leading design offices. Afdal was recognised internationally as a highly skilled designer and awarded with a gold medal for the lounge chair Broadway at the Deutsche Handwerksmesse in Munich 1959. Among those who purchased Afdal’s design were First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and the Japanese Emperor, and he later designed the office of Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland.