Bar Cabinet by Torbjørn Afdal


The Baccus bar cabinet was designed by Torbjørn Afdal and set in production by Mellemstrands Trevareindustri AS in 1955. Teak wooden figure with black lacquered bottle holders and decorative brass fittings to the legs. The Baccus cabinet came with drawers and a working bench that can easily be pulled out. To this day it remains one of the most discerning and well made bar cabinets of its era a statement to mid century functionalism applied to residential furniture. ———— Torbjørn Afdal started as a designer at Bruksbo Tegnekontor in 1946 and was among the most prolific post-war Norwegian designers. His work is characterised by a refined understanding of shape and material. He received the gold medal at the 1959 craft fair So wohnt Europa in Munich for work including the dining set Form. Around 1960, Afdal’s furniture design took on a more architectural style, exemplified by armchair Broadway and hunting chair Hunter, two of his artistic highlights from the period. Considered among Afdal’s classics are Krobo, a multi-purpose bench, Times liquor cabinet and Minerva range of conference furniture. Afdal also functioned as Artistic Director of Bruksbo furniture workshop at Plus in Fredrikstad.

Design history

Designer: Torbjørn Afdal
Year: 1955
Maker: Mellemstrands Trevareindustri AS


Category: Norwegian Icons
Material: Glass Metals Wood
Colors: Black Transparent Brown Sand Gold Silver
Measurements: 40 x 90 x 125 CM (D x W x H)
Quantity: 1
Style: Mid century modern Norwegian modern 1950
28000.00 NOK