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Nanna Ditzel Set of Lounge Chairs "Model 83" in White Bouclé, 1950s

$11,818.12per set

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Wonderful set of lounge by Danish designer Nanna Ditzel from the early production at cabinetmaker Søren Willadsen, Denmark in the 1950s. The structure of the chairs is made entirely of solid oak. Each sculpted leg is made of a single piece of timber that ascend gently, giving stability to the curved backs. The large curved backs extend up to the front, forming the armrests for a cosy and elegant profile similar to that of a tub chair. The elegance is further enhanced by the premium chunky wool bouclé upholstery which complements the oak gracefully. Marked by maker.

Details

  • Creator
    Nanna Ditzel (Designer),Søren Willadsen (Cabinetmaker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 26.38 in. (67 cm)Width: 30.32 in. (77 cm)Depth: 26.78 in. (68 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
    Reupholstered. Refinished. Refinished and reupholstered by Danish Master Cabinetmaker. The fabric is wool Bouclé from "Bute" / Dessin "Storr" / Colour: "eggshell".
  • Seller Location
    Odense, DK
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3793125432882

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  • Shipping

    Ships From: Ullerslev, Denmark
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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About the Designer

Nanna Ditzel

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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