He is considered one of Norway's most legendary and prolific designers of the 1950s and 1960s and is known for his well-balanced and craftsmanlike use of line and his understanding of materials.
In 1959 he won a gold medal at the German Crafts Fair in Munich. He was also honored when President John F. Kennedy and his wife purchased his furniture, as did the emperor of Japan.
Some of his best known designs are the Broadway chair, the Form chair, the Times entertainment series, the Krobo multipurpose bench and the Minerva office line.
|Krobo multipurpose bench|
|Bellis coffee table|