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Nanna Ditzel Pair of Arm Lounge Chair in Wool by Soren Willadsen, Denmark, 1950s

About the Item

Iconic pair of comfortable lounge chairs designed by Danish designer Nanna Ditzel in collaboration with Søren Willadsen. These spectacular pair of model ND-83 feature a solid oakwood frame and wool fabric with sculpted legs that ascend, giving stability to their rounded backs. Their large and curved backs extend up to the front, forming their armrests for a cozy and elegant profile. These Danish Modern chairs are ideal for showcasing elegance and a minimalist aesthetic at its finest in your favorite environment. Marked by maker. Literature: Danish Chairs, Oda, pg. 164. Nanna Ditzel was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1923. She trained as a cabinetmaker before going on to study at the School of Arts and Crafts and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. She was always inspired by the challenges of new materials and techniques, and in the 50’s she experimented with split-level floor seating. Nanna was a pioneer in the fields of fiberglass, wickerwork and foam rubber, and in various disciplines such as cabinet making, jewellery, tableware, and textiles.. Nanna Ditzel was one of most renowned Danish designers, and throughout her life she was awarded numerous prizes including; in 1990, the Gold Medal in the International Furniture Design Competition, Japan, for “Bench for Two”, the ID-prize 1995 for “Trinidad”, which is Denmark’s highest design honour. She was Elected Honourable Royal Designer at Royal Society of Arts in London in 1996 and awarded the lifelong Artists’ Grant by the Danish Ministry of Culture in 1998.
  • Creator:
    Soren Willadsen Mobelfabrik (Manufacturer),Nanna Ditzel (Designer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 26.78 in (68 cm)Width: 30.71 in (78 cm)Depth: 25.99 in (66 cm)Seat Height: 14.97 in (38 cm)
  • Sold As:
    Set of 2
  • Style:
    Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1950s
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. New upholstered in fine wool fabric.
  • Seller Location:
    WIJCKEL, NL
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU8306233476182
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