Nanna & Jorgen Ditzel

Danish designers Nanna and Jørgen Ditzel began their careers very young. In the early 1950s they designed furniture using innovative materials, without ignoring classic materials. In 1954 they designed a jewellery line, which won a gold and a silver medal at the Milan Triennale, and was key to their winning the Lunning Prize in 1956. After a period in London, Nanna Ditzel opened a studio in Copenhagen. She designed a wide range of furniture, textiles and jewellery up until her death in 2005. These include the ‘Trinidad’ chair, for Fredericia Furniture, and ‘Hallingdal’, a fabric created for the Halling-Koch Design Centre, in collaboration with Kvadrat. Nanna Ditzel extended the ‘Hallingdal’ design with over a hundred colour combinations, which became part of outstandinginterior designs all over the world.