Nanna Ditzel Model ND 93 Teak Desk for Søren Willadsen, Denmark circa 1955
Magnificent mid century Danish design at its best, Nanna & Jørgen Ditzel Model ND 93 (3) Teak Desk for Søren Willadsen Møbelfabrik Denmark, circa 1955, the large rectangular top with three flush fitted frieze drawers with flush recessed drawer pulls, raised on four ‘Y' shaped tapered legs, a truly beautiful and assured design, the teak with a natural warm figured grain and rich golden patina, reserve now.
About: Whilst she is probably best known for her iconic 1959 'Hanging Egg Chair', the career of renowned designer Nanna Ditzel cannot be distilled into a single design or aesthetic, but is rather defined by her eclecticism, insatiable appetite for innovation, and rebellious spirit.
Born in Copenhagen in 1923, Ditzel first trained as a cabinetmaker before continuing her education at the School of Arts and Crafts and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. Upon her graduation in 1946, Nanna, alongside her husband, Jørgen, established her first design studio. The partnership was enormously successful, and together the married couple enjoyed both critical and commercial success for their simple, yet innovative furniture designs.
After the premature death of Jørgen in 1961, Ditzel was forced to reinvent herself as a solo designer. Despite the demands of her young family and the pressures of running a business, Ditzel continued to create imaginative designs in experimental materials.
In 1968, Ditzel married her second husband, German designer Kurt Heide, and together they set up their Hampstead showroom, Interspace. After Kurt Heide’s death in 1985, Nanna moved from London to Copenhagen where she established a design studio in her name. With the assistance of her daughter, Ditzel would continue to run her design studio until her death in 2005.
Although Ditzel’s oeuvre is enormously versatile, at the core of her legacy is the tension between the simple and comfortable and the imaginative and innovative, present in each of her designs
Nanna & Jørgen Ditzel
Søren Willadsen Møbelfabrik
Model ND 93 (3)
Practical & Beautiful
Condition: Excellent original condition, very minor age related wear and patina
Width: 57” / 145cm
Depth: 29.5” / 75cm
Height: 29” / 74cm
Floor to Knee: 24.5” / 62cm
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