Nanna Ditzel (1923-2005) was a Danish designer and architect. She has often been called, ‘The First Lady of Danish Furniture Design’, because there were so few women working as architects and furniture designers at the time, and she was without a doubt the most successful female Danish designer in the 20th century.
Trained in cabinetry and furniture design, Ditzel worked in various disciplines such as cabinet-making, jewellery, tableware, applied art and textiles.
Ditzel won many awards throughout her career which encompassed a staggering six decades of design innovation. Her furniture, textile and jewellery designs have been praised throughout the world, and in Denmark she is somewhat of a cultural icon.
Many of her elegant and timeless designs, such as the Hanging Chair are still being produced today.