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Meeting Nanna Ditzel lead to an irresistible urge to put her furniture in your home. Partly because of her unparalleled innovative talent, but also in the hope that her personality would have had a contagious effect on your rooms.
Ditzel, who trained as a cabinet maker, was known for her professionalism and sure sense of the needs furniture is expected to meet. At the same time, however, she was renowned for her bold experimental style which won her numerous furniture awards. At an age when most other people have long since retired, the grand old lady of Danish design continued to attract worldwide attention and she welcomed the inspiration that came from new materials and production methods.
Ditzel was reluctant to discuss her current projects, but you could always be sure that the experimental designer had something innovative and spectacular in the pipeline.
‘Three steps forward and two back still means I’ve taken a step in the right direction!’ she used to say.