NANNA DITZEL BIOGRAPHY

NANNA DITZEL BIOGRAPHY

NANNA DITZEL BIOGRAPHY

  • 1923 Born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1943 Educated as a cabinetmaker
  • 1945 Awarded Second Prize in Cabinetmaker’s Guild Exhibition together with her husband
  • 1946 Graduates from Industrial Arts and Crafts College, Copenhagen
  • 1946 Establishes own design studio together with Jørgen Ditzel
  • 1947 Wins prizes in 8 different competitions (glass, textiles, furniture & ceramics)
  • 1950 Nanna & Jørgen Ditzel began to work with wicker in cooperation with the renowned wicker worker R. Wengler in Copenhagen
  • 1951 Designs the Rana Chair and the Madame Chair
  • 1959 Designs the Hanging Egg Chair
  • 1961 Nanna Ditzels husband, Jørgen, dies
  • 1961 Designs the Chill Chair
  • 1964 Designs the furnishing fabric, Hallingdal
  • 1968 Moves to london
  • 1969 Deisgns the Nanna Rocking Chair
  • 1970 Establishes her own studio in London
  • 1986 Returns to denmark and opens a combined design studio and furniture workshop in Copenhagen
  • 1995 Elected Knight of the Order of Dannebrog
  • 2000 Awarded the Danish Design Prize
  • 2005 The death of Nanna Ditzel in Copenhagen
NANNA DITZEL BIOGRAPHY