Torbjørn Afdal Pair of Armchairs in Teak and Black Leather Norway 1960s
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Torbjørn Afdal pair of armchairs in teak and black leather, Norway, 1960s
These rare armchairs by Torbjørn Afdal show outstanding craftsmanship. The woodwork is elegant, showing nice details and wood joints. Due to the openness of the frame, the chairs have a light appearance. The well-proportioned frame combined with the filled seat cushions and armrests make this model highly comfortable. The wooden details in the back show similarity to typical Scandinavian hunting chairs.
Torbjørn Afdal (1917-1999) was one of be the leading designers at Bruksbo Tegnekontorer and in Scandinavia. Afdal became more well known when his furniture was bought by US first lady Jacqueline Kennedy and by the Japanese Emperor. In later years, Afdal was also granted with the commission to design the parliamentary and chairs and tables to the courthouse in Oslo.