Midcentury Nana Ditzel Danish Teak Dining Table

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

About

Streamline Danish teak dining table with solid teak tapered legs and hidden extension leaf. In good original condition. Originally low table with removable extensions added. Gorgeous table.

Details

  • Date of Manufacture
    1950s
  • Period
    1950-1959
  • Materials and Techniques
    Teak
  • Condition
    Good. 89.75/65.75 x 34.5 x 29.5.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor fading.
  • Dimensions
    29.5 in. H x 89.75 in. W x 34.5 in. D
    75 cm H x 228 cm W x 88 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU92249470863

About Nanna Ditzel (Designer)

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.

About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2011

Typical response time: 11 hours

Located in Los Angeles, CA

More from this Seller

Gispen Style Teak and Enameled Steel Dining or Conference Table
Gispen Style Teak and Enameled Steel Dining or Con...
Gispen
Metal, Teak
Refinished teak top with Prouve-ish black enameled metal legs. Perfect for desk, dining or conference table. Good original condition with some signs of wear consistent with its age and ...
Cees Braakman Japanese Series Dining Table
Cees Braakman Japanese Series Dining Table
Cees Braakman, UMS Pastoe
Steel, Teak
Extra wide teak Japanese series dining table on black enameled steel base. Shown with set of four matching Japanese series dining chairs (S135 GR) sold separately.
Rare Kembo Dining Table with Hairpin Legs
Rare Kembo Dining Table with Hairpin Legs
Kembo
Metal, Wood
Rare wood topped Kembo table by W.H. Gispen for Kembo with original grey enameled metal hairpin legs with original rubber foot caps. Visible signs of wear consistent with its age and us...
Cees Braakman Japanese Series Dining Table
Cees Braakman Japanese Series Dining Table
Cees Braakman, UMS Pastoe
Metal, Teak
Zen Design with black enameled square tubular metal frame and a thin flat teak flame pattered table top. No leaf. Good original condition with visible signs of wear to the frame consist...
Japanese Series Style Rosewood Dining Table
Japanese Series Style Rosewood Dining Table
Cees Braakman
Metal, Formica, Wood
Rosewood topped black enameled metal table in good original condition in the style of Cees Braakman's Japanese Series dining table. Some wear to the frame consistent with its age and us...
Friso Kramer 'Reform" Industrial Dining or Work Table
Friso Kramer 'Reform" Industrial Dining or Work Ta...
Ahrend de Cirkel, Friso Kramer
Metal, Teak
Industrial Friso Kramer style dining or work table with new teak top and original grey enameled metal frame. The frame in original condition with visible signs of wear. It retains the A...
Martin Visser Dining Table Model Te06 for 't Spectrum
Martin Visser Dining Table Model Te06 for 't Spect...
Martin Visser, 't Spectrum Bergeijk
Formica, Metal, Steel
Nearly new black formica topped dining table with chromed steel base and black enameled metal feet. Model TE06, designed by Martin Visser for 'T Spectrum, Netherlands, 1972.
Friso Kramer "Revolt" Industrial Dining or Work Table
Friso Kramer "Revolt" Industrial Dining or Work Ta...
Ahrend de Cirkel, Friso Kramer
Metal, Formica, Wood
Industrial Enameled Grey Metal Frame with Faux Teak Wood Formica Top. Original Condition. 7 Available.
Modern Rosewood Bowed Top Dining Table with White Geometric Metal Frame
Modern Rosewood Bowed Top Dining Table with White ...
Rosewood, Steel
Crazy beautiful bowed rosewood tabletop with heavy solid steel frame. Amazing wood grain. Both tabletop and frame in original condition. Some signs of over painting on the frame.
Rainer Daumiller Pine Dining Set for Hirtshals Savvaerk
Rainer Daumiller Pine Dining Set for Hirtshals Sav...
Rainer Daumiller, Hirtshals Savvaerk
Pine
Gorgeous pine dining set! Lightly refinished by Rainer Daumiller for Hirtshals Savvaerk, Denmark. Round table with extension leaf and four matching dining chairs. Set price. Chairs meas...
Friso Kramer Round "Reform" Industrial Table
Friso Kramer Round "Reform" Industrial Table
Friso Kramer
Aluminum, Formica, Metal
Rare, round Industrial table from the Dutch Industrial designer Friso Kramer, 1955. Aluminum edge with dove grey enameled legs and white top. Frame and top in original condition with vi...
Friso Kramer Marble Topped "Reform" Table
Friso Kramer Marble Topped "Reform" Table
Ahrend de Cirkel, Friso Kramer
Marble, Metal
Black enameled metal Friso Kramer "Reform" table base by Ahrend de Cirkel with large Carrara marble slab top. Black powder coated frame with marble top, both have some signs of wear, to...