In the post war years at the beginning of her career, Nanna was always challenged by new materials and new techniques. Throughout the 1960s, her designs captured the feeling of liberation and idealism that defined that decade.
Despite coming from an arts and crafts background, she was not afraid to work with new materials.
Experimenting with fibreglass, wickerwork and foam rubber, and in various disciplines such as cabinet-making, jewellery, tableware, applied art and textiles.
Her expertise in interior colour was much sought after along with her command of tone and hue. Heavily interested in arresting shapes, particularly curves, Nanna continued to study combinations of tubes and circles throughout her career. While all of her pieces are inspired, Ditzel always balanced function and form.
Designed in 1952, The ND 83 chair is a classic Nanna Ditzel, piece, soft and organic with a beautiful light feminine touch.