Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Relaxing in Nanna Ditzel easy chairs

We love Nanna Ditzel's design. She was a great female designer and is considered one of the 20th century’s leading furniture and jewellery designers. Most prolific during the golden age of Danish design (post-World War II time period), she worked alongside some of the greatest names in Scandinavian design. Let's begin with our easy chairs...
This "ND 83" was originally designed in 1952 by Nanna and Jorgen Ditzel and exists in teak wood.


It is still producted in Denmark :

The wicker easy chair is a typical 60s chairs (designed in 1961) :


And since we are viewing upholstery made with cane, what about trying this 1950 model which can be found in teak and rosewood ?

Nanna Ditzel was born in Copenhagen in 1923 and died recently in 2005. 

She studied at the School of Arts and Crafts and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. "From the early days of her career, her innovation set her apart from other furniture designers. She explored different materials including fibreglass, wickerwork and foam rubber and found it impossible to limit herself by discipline, preferring instead to dabble in such diverse specialties as cabinet-making, jewellery, tableware, applied art and textiles. Ditzel’s collaboration with Georg Jensen spanned a half a century and led to the production of over 150 works for the company, mostly in the field of jewellery design. Nanna Ditzel’s unceasing innovation in the uses of silver and gold has, during the course of five decades, resulted in jewellery with its own unique modern idiom–this idiom has come to represent Georg Jensen’s unique design language. During her lifetime, Ditzel was an international presence – she exhibited at one time or another in Amsterdam, Berlin, New York, Vienna, London, Stockholm, Milan, Glasgow, Manchester, Reykjavik, Paris and Denmark. She was also the recipient of numerous design accolades, in Denmark and abroad (http://www.georgjensen.com/global/Designers/Nanna-Ditzel.aspx)".

For our collection  please see :  www.obliqdesign.com

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