Nanna Ditzel

About Nanna Ditzel

Nanna Ditzel (1923-2005, Denmark), known as the "First Lady of Scandinavian Design," was a pioneer of Danish Modern furniture. She apprenticed as a cabinetmaker before graduating from the School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen in 1946. Starting her career in post-war Europe she experimented—like many of her contemporaries—with new materials made available through war efforts such as fiberglass and foam rubber. Ditzel's ubiquitous textile, Hallingdal, has been in continuous production by Kvadrat since 1965.


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