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November 7, 2013
Teak, a tropical wood known for its durability and resilience, was first used for shipbuilding. Since then, it has been used in everything from outdoor furniture to salt shakers. Here are just a few examples of teak home furnishings we love.

This high chair, created by Nanna Ditzel in 1955, is still in mint condition more than half a century later.

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Designed by Jens Quistgaard in 1967, this teak piece still holds up and is perfect as a highly-functioning writing desk.

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This 1960s desk, designed by Kai Kristiansen features built-in lockable storage options.

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The idea for this teak-and-cane armchair set from Pierre Jeanneret came from the designer's time at Punjab University in Chandigarh, India.

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Yellow and orange love seat.

Over half a century ago, in 1952, designer Nanna Ditzel created this orange and yellow sofa for Denmark-based IDG.

Originally appeared in Sitting Pretty
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Currently available from Viesso's Icon line, this lounge chair comes in 6 different colors and, because of its teak foundation, is guaranteed to be more weather-resistant than most other materials.

Originally appeared in 7 Modern Designs for Summer
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This outdoor dining setup from Viesso comes with an FSC-Certified recycled teak top, available in a variety of colors.

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childrens nina ditzel high chairs

This high chair, created by Nanna Ditzel in 1955, is still in mint condition more than half a century later.

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