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Nanna Ditzel

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Danish designer Nanna Ditzel (1923–2005) was a modern renaissance woman, creating furniture, jewelry, and textiles in materials ranging from fiberglass to foam rubber. Ditzel, who was married to (and collaborated with) first Jorgen Ditzel and later Kurt Heide, earned worldwide accolades for her curvaceous creations, from the Trinidad and Hanging chairs to the recently rereleased Sausage chair (formerly known as the no-less-appetizing Ring chair).


Yellow and orange love seat.


Nanna Ditzel created this teak piece, which is upholstered in bright orange and yellow fabric, for Denmark-based IDG in 1952. It's signed with an applied metal manufacturer's label on the underside.

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Teak High Chair

Created in the 1955 by Danish furniture designer Nanna Ditzel, this teak high chair is rare and in excellent condition. Ditzel, who trained as a cabinetmaker, also crafted a pine and oak version, as well as one with a leather leg strap and a removable vinyl cushion.