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Nanna Ditzel

Nanna Ditzel

Nanna Ditzel (1923 – 2005) was a trained cabinet-maker. After her diploma, she studied at Industrial Arts and Crafts College in  Copenhagen, where she was taught by Kaare Klint among others. She graduated in 1946.

Right from the beginning of her career, her innovation stands out from other designers. She explored different materials such as fibreglass, wickerwork and foam rubber and she worked in various areas such as cabinet maker, jewellery, tableware, arts and crafts and textiles.

She had her own design studio in London from 1970 to 1986, where she among others things established the Interspace International Furniture House in Hampstead.

During her life, Nanna Ditzel was represented on the international design scene and she has received numerous Danish and international furniture and design awards. As the first lady of Danish Design, Nanna Ditzel was known for her experimental and innovative design. Her works were famous for being in possession of a longing for harmony and balance within the beautiful and the functional.

About Damask

Georg Jensen Damask is a culture bearer within Danish design tradition as well as the history of craft. Our history is built on proud weaving traditions since 1756, but members of the family behind Georg Jensen Damask have been weavers all the way back to the 1500s.  The weaving is based on a classic design with a focus on functionality and quality both back then and today.

Throughout times we have worked together with some of the most acknowledged weavers, designers and architects, for example Arne Jacobsen, Cecilie Manz, Andreas Engesvik, Margrethe Odgaard and Nanna Ditzel. Furthermore, we have been involved in several projects with the Royal Danish Court and we are proud to call ourselves Purveyor to Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark.