Dalescraft mid-1960s 6ft teak bench style of Torbjorn Afdal
Dalescraft owner and designer Malcolm Walker was a great fan of Scandinavian design and these benches are very similar to those designed by the Norwegian Torbjorn Afdal . Dalescraft made this 6ft version and a smaller 4ft one , and we currently have both sizes in stock as well as a larger and higher coffee table version . As we specialise in Dalescraft we probably hold the largest stock of Dalescraft pieces in the UK .
These benches sometimes come with small chests , but this one didn’t , although it retains its original black vinyl cushions which we’ve never seen before ! However we normally produce new cushions to order in wool fabric by Camira or Abraham Moon .
This one is in lovely clean vintage condition . Really heavy , at first sight they look to be made of solid teak , but the tops are veneered otherwise they’d be even heavier ! It’s got the usual 1960s Dalescraft label on it , although we have had them without labels before .
6ft is 183cms , and 4ft 122cms . They’re always 41cms wide and seat height without cushion is 34cms .