MCM Teak Cabinet/Mirror Designed by Torbjorn Afdal for Bruksbo c.1960
This is original mid-century two-drawer cabinet with solid brass handles and matching teak framed mirror with beveled inner frame. Original label and maker's mark located inside the drawer and on the bottom respectively. The piece has retained its original finish and has the appropriate patina consistent with age and use.
- CREATOR Designed by Torbjorn Afdal for Bruksbo Norway.
- DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1960s
- MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Teak, Brass.
- CONDITION Excellent. Wear consistent with age and use.
- DIMENSIONS Cabinet: H 9.25 in. W 19 in. D 13.5 in., Mirror: H 38.25" in. W 15.5"in. D 2" in.
Torbjørn Afdal (1917 - 1999) started as a designer at Bruksbo Tegnekontor in 1946 and was among the most prolific post-war Norwegian designers. Today Afdal is considered as one of Norway's most famous designers. His furniture was among the collections of The White House and the Japanese Emperor. Torbjørn Afdal received the gold medal at the 1959 craft fair So wohnt Europa in Munich for work including the dining set Form.
In 1960 Torbjørn Afdal designed the multi-purpose bench Krobo. It became an instant classic in Norway because of its unique flexibility and many uses. Considered among Afdal's classics are Krobo, Times liquor cabinet and Minerva range of conference furniture.