We’ve been researching dining tables for a current womenswear space that will be opening shortly and thought it might be nice to highlight just one of the inspiring designers whose work we were looking at: Nanna Ditzel.
Nanna Ditzel (1923-2005) initially trained as a cabinet maker and graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen in 1946. She established her studio with Jørgen Ditzel and spent a period of her later working life in London where she helped to found the international furniture house, Interspace. Read more about her life and work here.
A prolific furniture designer who produced pieces that she might use in everyday life – such as the high chair and the nursing chair – Ditzel experimented with different production techniques and materials such as bamboo and cane. Alongside furniture, she also designed ceramics, textiles and jewellery, most notably for the Danish brand Georg Jensen. Here are just a few images of her wonderful work: