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Nanna Ditzel
DESK, MODEL NO. 12478
rosewood, oak
71.5 x 175 x 100 cm (28  1/4  x 68  7/8  x 49  3/8  in.)
circa 1950
produced by Søren Willadsen Møbelfabrik, Vejen, Denmark
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Literature

Illums Bolighus: Center of Modern Design, product catalogue, Copenhagen, n.d., n.p.

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. Klint’s rationalist designs can be felt in the design of the present lot whilst displaying Ditzel’s own personal approach.

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