Friday, March 7, 2008

Bruksbo Furniture

I'm rather pleased with my latest bargain - a mid-century smoked glass top coffee table. It's designed by Norwegian Torbjørn Afdal for Bruksbo Tegnekontor. When I researched it, I found some other fantastic pieces of furniture labelled Bruksbo, most of them by Afdal (see pics). I already owned a design piece of his - the long rosewood bench. Unfortunately I don't have the flower box that sits on top, but it's nice regardless. This bench came with different 'accessories' in its time - I have seen it with a seat cushion, with a box of drawers and also with boxes for LPs. I got my Bruksbo pieces for a song. Lucky me! :-)


Cecilie said...

Oh wow, I love this table!
Truly a timeless classic.
I have the magazine/recordholder i the last picture, but it is single, not double, though. I just love these designs. :)

Francesca said...

i thought i already commented here but i don't think it got saved. anyway, what i said are such a good shopper! and i LOVE that shelving unit.

Beth said...

I am intrigued by your site. I believe I have a Bruksbo dining table and chars purchased some years ago from deBoers furniture store in Toronto Canada. Is there a place I can find our more about it?

Janne said...

Hi Beth
I don't know if you'll read this, but I thought you deserved an answer (and I don't have your e-mail address).

Bruksbo is still manufacturing furniture, amongst them dining tables and chairs.
It's not a great website, and I think it's in Norwegian only.

There isn't much info on vintage Bruksbo either, other than the links I've mentioned in my post. Not sure if this was of much help...

Anonymous said...

I also got the coffeetable, and its signed bruksbo hauk snekkerier, I know mine is a real deal.. but I also found a site on the internet where they make replikas of it! ..I dont get it, rosewood is a forbidden type of wood, to make furniture of nowdays Ive been told...hrm..

Jennifer said...

Hello, I also have the bruksbo Afdal bench. I do love it, but it does not go with our furniture. I live north of Chicago in the US, any idea what it is worth and where I could sell it to a good home? :) Thanks, Jennifer

My email is:

Sharon said...

I have just purchase in Australia a Bruksbo tan leather vintage armchair. It is low to the ground,wide,with buckle and lacing detail at the back and two straps with buckle over each arm, the frame is a rose coloured wood. It is labeled Stranda Industri and has a number on it of 161. I wonder whether you might be able to give me any information about it, i.e the designer and when it might have been made. I don't seem to be able to find any refernece to this style.

Sharon Melbourne

Janne said...

Hi Sharon!
Off the top of my head, I don't know the chair you mention, I'm afraid. But here's a page with some info about Afdal:
It's in Norwegian, but if you mail me, I can send you a translation. And if you have a picture of the chair, I'd love to see it!


The Good Mod said...

Great Pics and info about Bruksbo. it sure is hard to find info on Bruksbo. I recently referenced this post in my blog about two pieces of Bruksbo which we have in out warehouse. you can find that at I encourage you to make a comment our our blog and and any info you may know about the piece. Thanks

Unknown said...

Hi, I have a Bruksbo Veggen de Luxe wall unit very like the one pictured on your blog, but it is an estate sale find and I think I may be missing some hardware. Could you tell me - or better yet post a photo - of how the cabinets attach to the vertical rails? MANY thanks.

chaise lounges said...

Oh wow, I love this table!
Truly a timeless classic.
I have the magazine/recordholder i the last picture, but it is single, not double, though. I just love these designs.