This beautiful rare piece of classic, iconic Danish design and craftsmanship has been sympathetically restored to a fine condition. Made from Oregon pine, the choice of contrasting pattern and grain between the timbers used, brings the table to life. Stable and a comfortable size, this piece is not only simplistically beautiful, but very functional.
A leading member of the generation of designers who created the postwar Danish modern movement, Nanna Ditzel was not just remarkable, above all else, for being a woman in the male-dominated world of industrial design, from the mid-1940s but for creating numerous iconic design objects which have stood the testif time. From the early 20th century, Danish modernism had been committed to the humanistic principles underpinning craft materials and manufacture and, after the second world war, to equipping small living spaces with flexible furnishings. In her work, Ditzel embraced that same idealism and help move it on into a new era. Nanna Ditzel had an impeccable Danish modern pedigree. Born in Copenhagen, she began her working life as an apprentice cabinet-maker and trained as a furniture maker under the leading craftsman of the inter-war years, Kaare Klint, at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, and subsequently at the School of Arts and Crafts. Her career blossomed while she was still a student and she began exhibiting at the influential annual Cabinetmakers’ Guild exhibitions in the Danish capital.