Krobo Bench by Torbjørn Afdal


The 'Krobo' bench designed by Torbjørn Afdal, manufactured by Mellemstrands Trevareindustri AS from 1962. Rosewood with raised side edges, enforced with coated steel fixtures and gliding drawer. The bench has a beautiful wood grain and is in excellent condition. The Korobo bench became instant classic in Norway due to is flexible use, many used is as a coffee table, flower bench, seating or as decorating object. It was made in numerous wood types as oak and teak with various finishings. The Krobo bench has since its inception gone to become a signature piece, made by one of Norways most known designer. ———— 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: 1962
Maker: Mellemstrands Trevareindustri AS


Category: Norwegian Icons
Material: Metals Wood
Colors: Black Cognac Chestnut Rose
Measurements: - x - x - None (D x W x H)
Quantity: 1
Style: Mid century modern Norwegian Modern 1960
15000.00 NOK SOLD