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Nanna Ditzel
PAIR OF STOOLS, MODEL NO. OD 5321
fibreglass, with upholstered cushions
each: 75 x 49.5 cm diameter (29  1/2  x 19  1/2  in.)
circa 1969
produced by Oddense Maskinsnedkeri A-S for Domus Danica, Copenhagen, Denmark
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Literature

'Nanna Ditzel and Kurt Heide at Interspace', Mobila, no. 188, March 1971, n.p.
Charlotte & Peter Fiell, eds, 70s Decorative Art, Cologne, 2001, pp. 404-405

Catalogue Note

Crowned with the title ‘Queen of Danish design’, Nanna Ditzel dared to experiment with a wide array of materials which permitted her to push the forms of her designs over the years working with woods, wicker, fibreglass, silver and a combination of these. Ditzel was already well versed in Danish cabinetmaking from a young age, having studied under master architect and designer Kaare Klint at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen from 1944 onwards. In 1966, following the death of her husband and business partner Jørgen Ditzel, Nanna Ditzel moved to London and opened the Interspace gallery with her second husband Kurt Heide, owner of the eponymous design shop Oscar Woollens on Finchley Road. At this point Ditzel, ever innovative, moved on to plastics and fibreglass, ingeniously using the design of the present lot as flower planters on either side of the front entrance to Interspace.

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