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“MOTION AND BEAUTY”

Ditzel Design

The “Hanging Egg Chair” is a critically acclaimed design that has enjoyed praise worldwide ever since the distinctive sculptural shape was created by Nanna & Jørgen Ditzel in 1959. The Design of the “Hanging Egg Chair” has long since been dubbed timeless, whereas rattan had its golden age in the 1960’s when skilled wicker weavers and architects crafted beautifully sculptured furniture out of the challenging material.

The Danish designers Nanna and Jørgen Ditzel exhibited their first furniture designs in Copenhagen.

Ditzel’s experimental approach to materials resulted in the3-legged rattan chair, which is designed on the basis of the body. It is one of the first chairs based on the idea of integrating a shell on a frame as one piece.

After Jørgen Ditzel’s death in 1961, Nanna continued to design, and in 1968 she moved to London where she established the Interspace International Furniture and Design Centre, an institution which developed a high reputation as a centre for experimental design. Nanna Ditzel returned to denmark in 1986 and opened a combined design studio and furniture workshop in Copenhagen.

Sika-Design was honoured with the Innovation award selection-label at the furniture fair in Cologne in January 2013 for relaunching Ditzel’s 3-legged chair “Rana”.

The Designers Nanna & Joergen Ditzel

HANGING EGG CHAIR

BY NANNA & JØRGEN DITZEL

Designed in 1959 | Material: Gold sega core weave

Item no: ND-75

Hanging Egg Chair By Nanna & Joergen Ditzel

NANNA DITZEL BIOGRAPHY

  • 1923 Born in Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 1943 Educated as a cabinetmaker

  • 1945 Awarded Second Prize in Cabinetmaker’s Guild Exhibition together with her husband

  • 1946 Graduates from Industrial Arts and Crafts College, Copenhagen

  • 1946 Establishes own design studio together with Jørgen Ditzel

  • 1947 Wins prizes in 8 different competitions (glass, textiles, furniture & ceramics)

  • 1950 Nanna & Jørgen Ditzel began to work with wicker in cooperation with the renowned wicker worker R. Wengler in Copenhagen

  • 1951 Designs the Rana Chair and the Madame Chair

  • 1959 Designs the Hanging Egg Chair

  • 1961 Nanna Ditzels husband, Jørgen, dies

  • 1961 Designs the Chill Chair

  • 1964 Designs the furnishing fabric, Hallingdal

  • 1968 Moves to london

  • 1969 Deisgns the Nanna Rocking Chair

  • 1970 Establishes her own studio in London

  • 1986 Returns to denmark and opens a combined design studio and furniture workshop in Copenhagen

  • 1995 Elected Knight of the Order of Dannebrog

  • 2000 Awarded the Danish Design Prize

  • 2005 The death of Nanna Ditzel in Copenhagen

THE ICONS COLLECTION

With our ICONS Collection we revitalize iconic pieces of furniture from some of Europe´s most skilled and important architects and designers. Arne Jacobsen, Nanna and Jørgen Ditzel, Viggo Boesen and Franco Albini were all pioneers of their time – they broke new ground when they made experimental shapes with the sturdy materials of rattan and wicker and created sculptural and timeless icons. With great respect and admiration for the original designs and in close collaboration with the descendants of these renowned furniture makers, we are pleased and proud to be able to bring these icons back.

ND-13-CU Rana chair by Nanna ditzel

Rana

The Rana chair is designed by Nanna & Jørgen ditzel in 1951. The three-legged chair is based on the idea to integrate a shell on a frame in one piece. It is made in the material Manau & gold sega core weave

ND-14-CU-Madame-chair-with-621-cushions

Madame

The Madame Chair is designed by Nanna & Jørgen Ditzel in 1951. It is a result of their experimental approach to materials and the shell form. It is made in the material: Manau & gold sega core weave.

ND-15-SU Nanny

Nanny

The Nanny Rocking Chair is designed in 1969 by Nanna Ditzel. It is one of the first chair designed inspired by the idea of chairs with no legs. The rocking chair is made from the materials Manau & Tohiti rattan.

ND-20-CU Chill by Nanna Ditzel

Chill

The Chill lounge chair is designed in 1961 by Nanna Ditzel. It was the furst piece of furniture Nanna Ditzel designed after her husband died the same year.It was originally created in close collaboration with R. Wengler, who was a danish pioneer in creating innovating designs in the rattan material.

ND-20-CU Chill by Nanna Ditzel

Hanging Egg Chair

The Hanging Egg Chair is designed by Nanna & Jørgen Ditzel in 1961 and is known for its timeless design and the sturdy rattan material. It is made in the material Gold sega core weave.