Nanna Ditzel (1923-2005) was an internationally recognized Danish designer. Together with her husband Jørgen Ditzel (1921-1961), their first furniture designs were exhibited while still students at the Arts and Crafts School in Copenhagen.
They quickly established their own design studio and started to work with wicker in the renowned workshop founded by the famous wicker worker Robert W. in 1950. Ditzel’s experimental approach to materials resulted in multiple innovative furniture made of rattan. This cooperation was the beginning of a renewed status for wicker furniture in interior design.
The Madame lounge chair was designed in 1951 by Nanna & Jørgen Ditzel. The couple's experimental approach to materials resulted in the shell shape with its soft and feminine shapes - hence the name Madame chair.
The Madame chair is also available in an outdoor version, the Madame Exterior lounge chair.
The Rana Lounge chair was designed in 1951 - the same year as the Madame chair. Nanna & Jørgen Ditzel experimented with designs based on a cohesive body where seat and frame was united, and these experiments resulted in the three-legged Rana wicker chair - and many more.
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 chair is designed on the basis of the body and it is one of the first chairs based on the idea of integrating a shell on a frame as one piece. It is a Scandinavian classic and is one of the most known iconic designs from Denmark. The Hanging Egg Chairs is commonly used for both private and hospitality projects by architects and designers all over the world.
The iconic hanging chair is also available in an outdoor version, the Hanging Egg Exterior chair.
The beautiful rattan lounge chair Chill, with complementary footstool, was designed in the late summer of 1961. It was the first piece of furniture Nanna Ditzel created after her husband’s death in 1961. Chill is an almost sculptural installation that effortlessly integrates body and furniture.
The chair along with the footstool ties an organic design language with minimalistic features and suggests indulgence and relaxation - whether it is for indoor or outdoor use. The original name was Kaminstolen (The Fireplace chair) and it was used in Nanna Ditzel’s private vacation home for more than 40 years.
Chill is also available in an outdoor version, the Chill Exterior lounge chair.
The Nanny Rocking Chair was designed by Nanna Ditzel in 1969. It was one of the first chairs based on the idea of a chair with no legs.
The rocking chair is suitable for the ordinary home and cottage, and the detailed windings make the rocking chair a cozy and sculptural element in the room.