Nanna Ditzel Furniture

Nanna Ditzel (Denmark, 1923 - 2005)

Nanna Ditzel was the most versatile and creative female designer that Denmark produced in the 20th century. Ditzel brought her talents to bear on a staggering array of forms — she designed furniture, jewelry, tableware and textiles; and she shaped her pieces using an equally astonishing variety of materials, from wood and wicker to silver, ceramics and fiberglass.

     Born in Copenhagen, she trained as a cabinetmaker at the Royal Academy's furniture school — overseen by the great craftsman of the day, Kaare Klint — and graduated in 1943. Ditzel’s early work adhered to the classic Danish modernist tenets of simplicity, comfort and quality, and her armchairs, with their softly curved backrests are much in the spirit of Hans Wegner. Ditzel’s signature piece of that time is her “Ring chair.” Designed along with her husband, Jørgen Ditzel, a fabric maker, the chair has a semicircular padded armrest that seems to embrace the sitter. Ditzel began designing in wicker and in 1959 produced the “Hanging chair.” The piece, suspended from the ceiling by a chain, became a favorite for fashion shoots and may be as iconic of the 1960s as Eero Aarnio’s plastic ball chair of 1963.

     In 1956, Ditzel began designing for the Danish silverware firm Georg Jensen. In an association that lasted some 40 years, Ditzel would create organically shaped jewelry, barware, ceramic tableware and even tablecloths. Like her fellow Dane Verner Panton, Ditzel was not afraid to embrace industrial materials, and she began designing fiberglass chairs in the mid-1960s. Some of her most flamboyant work came toward the end of her career, in pieces such as 1989’s “Bench for Two,” with its shocking Op-art finish, or the “Trinidad chair” of 1992, with it’s sunburst-like, cut-though backs. Such feats of creativity were a fitting coda to one of the most imaginative, prolific and remarkable women of modern design.

Trinidad Armchair in Maple by Nanna Ditzel and Fredericia, 1990s
Trinidad Armchair in Maple by Nanna Ditzel and ...
Nanna Ditzel, Fredericia Furniture
1990s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Maple
The Trinidad armchair in Maple designed by Nanna Ditzel and manufactured by Fredericia Furniture in the 1990s. The chair is in great vintage condition.
1950s Nanna Ditzel Design Black Rattan Rocking Chair
1950s Nanna Ditzel Design Black Rattan Rocking ...
Nanna Ditzel
21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Rattan
Vintage look and resolutely contemporary, this lounge black rattan rocking chair " Nanny" Model design by Nanna Ditzel is composed of a warming and hand braided rattan armchair with ...
1950s Nanna Ditzel Design Lounge And Outdoor Seating Set
1950s Nanna Ditzel Design Lounge And Outdoor Se...
Nanna Ditzel
21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Rattan
Vintage look and resolutely contemporary, this lounge outdoor seating set "Chill" Model design by Nanna Ditzel is composed of an armchair with its matching foot stool or ottoman (whi...
1950s Nanna Ditzel Design Rattan Rocking Chair
1950s Nanna Ditzel Design Rattan Rocking Chair
Nanna Ditzel
21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Rattan
Vintage look and resolutely contemporary, this lounge rattan rocking chair " Nanny" model design by Nanna Ditzel is composed of a warming and hand braided rattan armchair with a welc...
Nanna Ditzel for Soren Willadsen Mobelfabrik Writing Table
Nanna Ditzel for Soren Willadsen Mobelfabrik Wr...
Nanna Ditzel, Soren Willadsen Mobelfabrik
20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Beech, Rosewood
Desk designed by Nanna Ditzel for Søren Willadsen Møbelfabrik before 1958. Frame made of solid rosewood, surfaces with veneer, fitted with three drawers made of beech. Restored, very...
Nanna Ditzel, Lounge Chairs
Nanna Ditzel, Lounge Chairs
Nanna Ditzel
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather, Upholstery, Oak
A pair of model ND83 lounge chairs. Oak frame and reupholstered in a soft, cognac aniline leather. Designed in 1952. Produced by Willadsen Møbelfabrik.
1950s Nanna Ditzel Design and Lounge Seating Set
1950s Nanna Ditzel Design and Lounge Seating Set
Nanna Ditzel
21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Rattan
Vintage look and resolutely contemporary, this lounge seating set "Chill" Model design by Nanna Ditzel is composed of an armchair with its matching foot stool or ottoman (which can u...
Nanna Ditzel 'Billund' Bench
Nanna Ditzel 'Billund' Bench
Nanna Ditzel
Early 2000s Danish Mid-Century Modern Benches
Steel
The Billund bench was specially designed for the international airport in Billund, Denmark. It is a development of the icon chair (2650) from 2002, whose sculptural and organic expre...
Danish Midcentury Settee or Loveseat Model "Allé Sofa" by Nanna Ditzel
Danish Midcentury Settee or Loveseat Model "All...
Nanna Ditzel, Finn Juhl
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Settees
Beautiful and rare Danish settee or loveseat known as the "Alle Sofa" by Nanna Ditzel the Grand Dame of Danish Modern design. Among her most coveted works the Alle Sofa has a fine sc...
Nanna Ditzel "Oda" Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Nanna Ditzel "Oda" Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Nanna Ditzel
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Upholstery, Oak
Designed in 1956 by renown Danish designer Nanna Ditzel this chair has also been referred to as "The Nursing Chair" because of the unique design that provides armrests within the com...
"Tobago" Dining Table, Model 8116 by Nanna Ditzel and Fredericia Furniture
"Tobago" Dining Table, Model 8116 by Nanna Ditz...
Nanna Ditzel, Fredericia Furniture
Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Tables
Metal
"Tobago" dining table, model 8116, in beech and black lacquered legs, designed by Nanna Ditzel and manufactured by Fredericia Furniture in the 1970s. The table is in great vintage ...
1950s Brown Teak Desk by Nanna Ditzel 'e'
1950s Brown Teak Desk by Nanna Ditzel 'e'
Nanna Ditzel, Finn Juhl, Soren Willadsen Mobelfabrik
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Teak
Teak Desk by Nanna Ditzel, Denmark, 1955. Very elegant desk from a rare series designed by Nanna Ditzel from 1955. The writing table in teak is beautifully produced and comes with...
Midcentury Teak Desk by Nanna Ditzel
Nanna Ditzel, Soren Willadsen Mobelfabrik
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Teak
Striking desk by Nanna Ditzel, made in beautiful teak with simplistic lines and cool details. Amazing, minimalistic silhouette.
Nanna Ditzel Pine Candle Holder for Kold Savvae...
Nanna Ditzel, Poul Kold Savvaerk
20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Candelabras
Pine
Nanna Ditzel pine candleholder for Kold Savvaerk, 1955.
Nanna Ditzel ND83 Armchair in Oak
Nanna Ditzel, Snedkergaarden
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Oak, Upholstery
A new, cabinet made, ND83 armchair in oiled oak with handwoven upholstery. The ND83 was designed in 1952 by Nanna Ditzel and is still made-to-order today by skilled cabinetmakers at...
Nanna Ditzel ND83 Lounge Chair
Nanna Ditzel
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Wool, Teak
Original tub chair, designed by Nanna Ditzel in 1952 and produced by Soren Willadsen. Teak frame has been beautifully refinished, seat and back have been reupholstered in light blue ...
Nanna Ditzel Set of Six 'Badminton' Chairs
Nanna Ditzel
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Steel, Velvet, Wood
Nanna Ditzel, set of six ND150 badminton stolen, chromed tubular steel, pink velvet fabric and white painted wood, Denmark, design 1958, production 1960s. This set of chairs by Na...
Nanna Ditzel Rosewood Desk, Denmark, 1960s
Nanna Ditzel
Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks
Rosewood
Nanna Ditzel rosewood desk, Denmark, 1960s. Rectangular top with four drawers. Great graining to rosewood. Legs are removable.
Leather Lounge Chair by Nanna Ditzel
Nanna Ditzel
Vintage 1950s Lounge Chairs
Nanna Ditzel lounge chair in teak and leather.
Nanna Ditzel Curved-Arm Sofa
Nanna Ditzel
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Velvet, Oak
An rare and elegant sofa with rounded corners in oak with a rich natural patina. Restored in a luxurious emerald green velvet from Holland & Sherry. A pair of sofa's are available....
Dinning Table or Conference Table Nanna Ditzel ...
Nanna Ditzel, Fredericia Furniture
1990s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Tables
Metal
This table by Nanna Ditzel is made of cherry wood veneer with metal legs. The table is wonderful as a dining table or conference table. Little signs of wear according to the age. Th...
Nanna Ditzel Rosewood Coffee Table
Nanna Ditzel, Søren Willadsen
Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Hardwood
A rare rosewood coffee table designed by Nanna Ditzel for Søren Willadsen, Denmark, circa 1960s. Beautifully sculpted tapered legs. In good condition. Thoroughly cleaned and repolis...
Nanna Ditzel Set of a Lounge Chair and a Sofa, ...
Nanna Ditzel, Soren Willadsen Mobelfabrik
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets
Fabric, Teak
A very beautiful set of an armchair ND 83 and a settee ND 82 reupholstered in a Pierre Frey wool ivory fabric. The teak is in very good condition with nice patina. Sofa W 127cm, D...
Nanna Ditzel Lounge Chair, 1950s
Nanna Ditzel, Soren Willadsen Mobelfabrik
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Fabric, Teak
A very beautiful armchair ND 83. Reupholstered in a Pierre Frey wool fabric. The teak is in very good condition with nice patina.    
Nanna Ditzel Sofa, 1950
Nanna Ditzel, Soren Willadsen Mobelfabrik
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Fabric, Teak
A very beautiful sofa ND 82. Reupholstered in a Pierre Frey wool fabric. The teak is in very good condition with nice patina.
Rare Armchair by Nanna Ditzel for Kolds Savvaer...
Nanna Ditzel, Kolds Savvaerk, Hans J. Wegner
20th Century Danish Armchairs
Cane, Oak
Very beautiful and rare armchair designed by Nanna Ditzel for Kolds Savvaerk, made in Denmark. The armchair is made of oak and cane and comes in an excellent condition!
Danish mid-century modern Lounge Chair by Nanna...
Nanna Ditzel
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Upholstery, Rosewood
Nanna Ditzel (1923-2005) Mid-century danish modern Lounge chair from the 1950s, designed in a retrofuturistic style by danish Nanna Ditzel. Model 93. Manufactured by Søren Villads...
Danish Lounge Chair by Nanna Ditzel for Søren W...
Nanna Ditzel, Søren Willadsen
Vintage 1950s German Lounge Chairs
Oak
This beautiful lounge chair designed by Nanna Ditzel for Søren Willadsen in 1952 is in a good vintage condition with signs of use. The fabric is without any cracks or breaks. The fr...
Nanna & Jorgen Ditzel Teak Desk with Four Drawe...
Nanna Ditzel, Soren Willadsen Mobelfabrik
Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Teak
Very beautiful teak desk designed by Nanna Ditzel and Jorgen Ditzel and produced by Soren Willadsen, Vejen Denmark in the 1950s. Perhaps the most beautiful Mid-Century Modern desk ev...
Nanna Ditzel Easy Chair Model Oda by Poul Kolds...
Nanna Ditzel
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Fabric, Teak
Rare easy chair model Oda designed by Nanna Ditzel. Produced by Poul Kolds Savværk in Denmark.
Nanna Ditzel Pair of Rosewood Bedside Tables, S...
Nanna Ditzel
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Night Stands
Overall in rosewood, the square top with canted edge detail, the case having a concealed writing slide, above two drawers, on a pierced plinth with tapering legs.

Nanna Ditzel Daybed

By Nanna Ditzel
Nanna Ditzel Daybed
Nanna Ditzel, Kolds Savvaerk
Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Daybeds
Pine
Vintage daybed designed by Nanna Ditzel and manufactured by Kolds Savværk, Denmark, 1960s. Made out of solid oregon pine it has a foldable mattress reupholstered in off-white canvas...
Pair of Vintage Lounge Chairs by Nanna Ditzel
Nanna Ditzel
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Pair of Nanna Ditzel teak 'Pølse stolen' or 'Sausage' chairs for Kold Savvaerk of Denmark, circa 1958.
Rare Nanna Ditzel Stools, Set of four, Denmark,...
Nanna Ditzel
Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Stools
Fiberglass
Blue set of four colored fibreglass bar stools: Model No. OD 5321 by Danish designer Nanna Ditzel. These stools where made for Domus Danica (circa 1969) and only produced in limited...
Iconic Coat and Hat Stand by Nanna Ditzel, Denmark
Nanna Ditzel
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Coat Racks and Stands
Beech
The iconic sculptural freestanding coat and hat hanger is design by Nanna Ditzel in 1963. It is constructed in solid beech. Some signs of wear consistent with age and use. This p...
Nanna Ditzel Set of Six 'Badminton' Chairs
Nanna Ditzel
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Fabric, Wood
Nanna Ditzel, set of six ND150 Badminton Stolen, chromed tubular steel, pink red fabric and white painted wood, Denmark, design 1958, production 1960s. This set of chairs by Nanna...
Mid-20th Century Rosewood Desk by Nanna Ditzel
Nanna Ditzel
Mid-20th Century Danish Desks and Writing Tables
Rosewood
A mid-20th century Danish rosewood desk, with three drawers to the frieze and finely figured top. Designed by Nanna Ditzel in 1958 for Soren Willadsen.
Scandinavian Mid-Century Nanna Ditzel "Allé So...
Nanna Ditzel
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Loveseats
Leather, Beech
Trained as a cabinet maker and also educated in fine arts, Nanna Ditzel presented her talent in a variety of realms including furniture, textiles and jewelry. Among her most beloved ...
1960s Nanna Ditzel Bowl and Creamer by Nanna Di...
Nanna Ditzel, Søholm Stentøj
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Serving Bowls
Faience
Set of bowl an creamer in glazed fajance designed by Nanna Ditzel for Søholm, it is in good condition. Size in cm. Bowl measures: Height: 14 cm., width 22 cm., depth 22 cm. Cre...
Nanna Ditzel Three-Drawer Desk in Rosewood
Nanna Ditzel, Soren Willadsen Mobelfabrik
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Wood
Nanna Ditzel for Søren Willadsen, desk, in rosewood, by Denmark, design 1958, production 1960s.  Elegant designed freestanding desk designed by one of the best known Danish design...
Nanna Ditzel's Iconic Snow Flake Coat Stand for...
Nanna Ditzel, Poul Kold Savvaerk
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Coat Racks and Stands
Beech
This is one of the impressive design’s by Denmark leading female designer Nanna Ditzel. The coat stand is sculpted out of beech wood by Poul Kold Savvaerk of Denmark. The stand is 19...
Lacquered Beech Coat Hanger by Nanna Ditzel
Nanna Ditzel
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Coat Racks and Stands
Danish modern coat hanger in lacquered beech by Danish designer Nanna Ditzel, 1923-2005. Designed in 1963. Literature. "Movement and beauty" book about Nanna Ditzel, by Henrik Sten ...
Midcentury Model ND 150 Chairs by Nanna Ditzel ...
Nanna Ditzel
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Steel, Fabric
Vintage Danish modern ND-150 chair, originally designed by the couple Nanna and Jørgen Ditzel in 1958. This chair was originally created for an auditorium at Glostrup County Hospital...
Teak Desk by Nanna Ditzel for Søren Willadsen M...
Nanna Ditzel
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Desks
Teak
A sleek modern desk designed by Nanna Ditzel for Søren Willadsen Møbelfabrik, made in Denmark in 1955. The desk is made of teak and comes with four drawers.
Nanna Ditzel AP 26 Lounge Chairs
Nanna Ditzel
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Oak
Nanna Ditzel model AP 26 lounge chairs made by AP Stolen, Denmark. Newly upholstered with oak legs, very comfy.
A. Michelsen Sterling Silver Nanna Ditzel Pair ...
Anton Michelsen, Nanna Ditzel
Late 20th Century Danish Collectible Jewelry
Sterling Silver
Anton Michelsen sterling silver necklace and bracelet designed by Nanna Ditzel. Measures 19 cm and 38 cm. Links are 1.6 cm wide. Bracelet weighs 22.7 g / 0.79 oz. Necklace weighs...
Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Nanna Ditzel Decor...
Georg Jensen, Nanna Ditzel
Late 20th Century Danish Sterling Silver
Sterling Silver
Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Bowl #1282 by Nanna Ditzel. The bowl is in perfect condition. Measures 21 cm in diameter and 4.8 cm high. Georg Jensen (1866-1935) opened his smal...
Danish Mid-Century Side Table in Rosewood by Na...
Nanna Ditzel
Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Rosewood
Beautiful and very rare coffee table in rosewood designed by Nanna Ditzel and produced by Søren Willadsen (SW Furniture Way) Very beautiful rosewood, the special shape of the legs...
Incredibly Rare Tall Stool by Nanna Ditzel
Nanna Ditzel
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Stools
Fiberglass
A very uncommon tall stool by Nanna Ditzel for Domus Danica, circa 1969. These examples were made for a very short time and in very small numbers. This piece in a bright yello...
Pair of Nanna Ditzel Ring Chairs in Walnut and ...
GETAMA, Nanna Ditzel
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Wool, Walnut
New production of Nanna and Jorgen Ditzel's ring chair manufactured by GETAMA. GETAMA had a long relationship with Nanna Ditzel, often called the "Queen" of Danish Design. The ring c...
Mid-Century Modern Danish Table by Nanna Ditzel
Nanna Ditzel, Kolds Savvaerk
Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Pine
This beautiful rare piece of classic, iconic Danish design and craftsmanship has been sympathetically restored to a fine condition. Made from Oregon pine, the choice of contrasting p...
Nanny Rocking Chair by Nanna Ditzel
Nanna Ditzel
2010s Danish Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs
Rattan
Nanny rocking chair by Nanna Ditzel. Current production by Sika Design available at Lawson-Fenning.
Set of Four Chairs by Nanna Ditzel
Nanna Ditzel
Mid-20th Century Danish Dining Room Chairs
Steel
Set of four chairs by Nanna Ditzel.
Nanna Ditzel Walking Stick
Nanna Ditzel, Kolds Savvaerk
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Figurative Sculptures
Oak
Walking stick, stained oak, light and dark layers on handle by Kolds Savværk, Denmark.       
Candelabra, Designed by Nanna Ditzel for Bröder...
Nanna Ditzel
Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Candelabras
Brass, Birch
Candelabra, designed by Nanna Ditzel for Bröderna Kreüger, Denmark, 1970s. Birch and brass. Measures: H 74 cm/ 29".
Ring Designed by Nanna Ditzel for Georg Jensen,...
Nanna Ditzel
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Collectible Jewelry
Sterling Silver
Ring designed by Nanna Ditzel for Georg Jensen, Denmark, 1960s. Sterling silver.
Danish Armchair No 113 by Nanna Ditzel, 1950s
Nanna Ditzel, Kolds Savvaerk
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Rattan, Oak
Rare armchair model no 113 designed by Nanna Ditzel. Produced in Denmark by Poul Kolds Savværk ca 1955-1960. Made from solid oak and laminated oak in the backrest. Seat in hand woven...
Early Signed Nanna Ditzel Children Chair for Ko...
Nanna Ditzel, Kolds Savvaerk
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Children's Furniture
Beech
Early Children's chair by Nanna Ditzel. Beech wood adjustable footrest manufactured by Kold Savvaerk, Denmark. *This piece is curated by Original in Berlin*
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