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Nanna Ditzel Furniture

Danish, 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.

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Creator: Nanna Ditzel
Dealer: DeAngelis
Nanna Ditzel Lounge Chair Model 83
By Nanna Ditzel
Located in San Francisco, CA
Nanna Ditzel design lounge chair model ND83, Denmark. First production edition manufactured by Søren Willadsen in refinished oak with new teal wool upholstery, ready to be enjoyed.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Nanna Ditzel Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Oak

Nanna Ditzel Armchair, Model 114
By Nanna Ditzel
Located in San Francisco, CA
Rare and sculptural design armchair designed by Nanna Ditzel model #114 for Kolds Savvaerk, Denmark. Teak frame in very good original condition with ...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Nanna Ditzel Furniture

Materials

Leather, Teak

Nanna Ditzel Lounge Chair Model ND 83
By Nanna Ditzel
Located in San Francisco, CA
Nanna Ditzel design lounge chair model ND83, Denmark. First production edition manufactured by Søren Willadsen in oak with new periwinkle wool upholstery, ready ...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Nanna Ditzel Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Oak

Arnold Madsen, Lounge chair, model MS-9
By Nanna Ditzel
Located in San Francisco, CA
Arnold Madsen, Lounge chair, model MS-9. Originally attributed to Nanna Ditzel, recent scholarship suggests that this chair is actually a design by Arnold Madsen for Madsen & Schubel...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Nanna Ditzel Furniture

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Upholstery, Teak

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Nanna Ditzel furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Nanna Ditzel furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Nanna Ditzel furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 119 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 14 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Nanna Ditzel were created in the Scandinavian Modern style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by France & Daverkosen, Kurt Østervig, and Grete Jalk. Prices for Nanna Ditzel furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $460 and can go as high as $60,922, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $4,320.

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