Nanna Ditzel 1923–2005

Nanna Ditzel, fondly known as the “First Lady of Danish Design,” was born in Copenhagen in 1923. She was trained as a cabinetmaker before enrolling at the School of Arts and Crafts and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen where she met future husband Jørgen Ditzel. In 1946 the two established a design studio producing an array of jewelry, ceramics, textiles, and furniture including the iconic Hanging Egg chair (1959). In 1956 the pair was awarded the Lunning Prize for their Children’s High Chair. After Jørgen’s death in 1961, Nanna continued the practice on her own eventually moving to London where she established the Interspace International Furniture and Design Centre.

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Auction Results Nanna Ditzel

NANNA DITZEL, rare lounge chair and ottoman | Wright20.com

Nanna Ditzel

rare lounge chair and ottoman
estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $26,250

NANNA DITZEL, chair | Wright20.com

Nanna Ditzel

chair
estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $25,000

NANNA DITZEL, lounge chair | Wright20.com

Nanna Ditzel

lounge chair
estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $20,000

NANNA DITZEL, rare coffee table | Wright20.com

Nanna Ditzel

rare coffee table
estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $13,750

NANNA DITZEL, desk | Wright20.com

Nanna Ditzel

desk
estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $8,125

NANNA DITZEL, desk | Wright20.com

Nanna Ditzel

desk
estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $8,125

NANNA DITZEL, lounge chair | Wright20.com

Nanna Ditzel

lounge chair
estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $6,875

NANNA DITZEL, walking stick | Wright20.com

Nanna Ditzel

walking stick
estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $5,312

NANNA DITZEL, lounge chair | Wright20.com

Nanna Ditzel

lounge chair
estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $4,550

NANNA DITZEL, stools for Domus Danica, set of two | Wright20.com

Nanna Ditzel

stools for Domus Danica, set of two
estimate: $1,500–2,000
result: $4,375

NANNA AND JØRGEN DITZEL, lounge chairs, pair | Wright20.com

Nanna and Jørgen Ditzel

lounge chairs, pair
estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $4,375

NANNA DITZEL, lounge chairs, pair | Wright20.com

Nanna Ditzel

lounge chairs, pair
estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $4,375

NANNA DITZEL, sofa | Wright20.com

Nanna Ditzel

sofa
estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $4,160

NANNA DITZEL, Windmill pile carpet | Wright20.com

Nanna Ditzel

Windmill pile carpet
estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $4,160

NANNA DITZEL, Toadstool table and four stools | Wright20.com

Nanna Ditzel

Toadstool table and four stools
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $4,062

NANNA DITZEL, lounge chairs, pair | Wright20.com

Nanna Ditzel

lounge chairs, pair
estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $4,062

NANNA DITZEL, desk | Wright20.com

Nanna Ditzel

desk
estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $3,900

NANNA DITZEL, Trisse table | Wright20.com

Nanna Ditzel

Trisse table
estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $3,750

NANNA DITZEL, lounge chair | Wright20.com

Nanna Ditzel

lounge chair
estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $3,750

NANNA DITZEL, walking stick | Wright20.com

Nanna Ditzel

walking stick
estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $3,750

NANNA DITZEL, chair | Wright20.com

Nanna Ditzel

chair
estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $3,500

NANNA DITZEL, desk | Wright20.com

Nanna Ditzel

desk
estimate: $3,000–4,000
result: $2,875

NANNA DITZEL, walking stick | Wright20.com

Nanna Ditzel

walking stick
estimate: $3,000–4,000
result: $2,756

NANNA DITZEL, walking stick | Wright20.com

Nanna Ditzel

walking stick
estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $2,625