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Nanna Ditzel

丹麦 1923~2005

现代设计师 Nanna Ditzel (nee Hauberg) 于1923年出生在丹麦的哥本哈根,她最初在Richards School 理查兹学校接受细木工匠的培训,后来在哥本哈根的 School of Arts and Crafts 工艺美术学院和 Roral Academy of Fine Arts 皇家美术学院学习。她在1946年获得家具设计学位毕业。1943年,她在完成学业时遇到了她的第一任丈夫 Jørgen Ditzes。他们开始一起工作,并在1944年一起展出作品。1946年,这对夫妇在哥本哈根建立了一个设计工作室,主要专注于室内、多功能、可调节家具和儿童家具。他们1959年标志性的 Hanging Chair 吊椅,绰号“ Egg Chair 蛋椅”,可以说是他们最著名的作品:将圆形的柳条座椅用链条从天花板上挂下来。

自1961年 Jørgen 去世后,Nana Ditzes 继续合作了一系列不同领域的设计:从珠宝和纺织品,家具,餐具和应用艺术,并运用了各种材料,包括玻璃纤维、橡胶和柳条。1968年,她嫁给了Kurt Heide,搬到了伦敦,他们在 Hampstead 创建了一个名为 Interspace 的国际设计展示厅和会议场所。她自己的工作室和公司 Nanna Ditzel Productions Ltd. 也在设在伦敦。1986年,Nana Ditzel 的第二任丈夫去世,她随后回到了丹麦。

Ditzel 被 Scandinavian Furniture Fair 北欧家具展览称为丹麦家具设计第一夫人。她的作品在世界各地展出。1998年,她获得了丹麦文化部颁发的终身艺术家奖。1996年,她被伦敦皇家艺术学会选为荣誉皇家设计师。她的客户包括Georg Jensen、Kvadrat、Kvist、Fredericia Furniture等。

Nana Ditzel 在2005年在哥本哈根去世之前一直致力于工作。

Nanna Ditzel (1923-2005), with her postmodernism attitude and rebellion against tradition, became a leading figure in the renewal of Danish design in the 1990's, well after her 70th birthday. Very often, her works had a subjective starting point, which was contrary to specific problems to be solved. However, she had a magnificent ability to transform her artistic dreams into very functional and purposeful designs.

Meeting Nanna Ditzel in person led to an irresistible urge to put her furniture in your home. In part due to her unparalleled innovative talent, but also in hopes that her personality would have had a contagious effect on your rooms. At an age when most other people have long since retired, the grand old lady of modern design continued to attract worldwide attention and she welcomed the inspiration that came from new materials and production methods.

Nanna Ditzel was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1923. She trained as a cabinetmaker before going on to study at the School of Arts and Crafts and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. She was always inspired by the challenges of new materials and techniques, and in the 50's she experimented with split-level floor seating. Nanna was a pioneer in the fields of fiberglass, wickerwork and foam rubber, and in various disciplines such as cabinet making, jewellery, tableware, and textiles. Nanna Ditzel designed the world’s most renowned furniture textile "Hallingdal" for Kvadrat.

From 1968 to 1986, Nanna lived in London where she established the international furniture house, Interspace, in Hampstead. In 1989 she became closely connected with Fredericia, beginning with "Bench For Two". The collaboration between Fredericia and Ditzel developed into a mutual partnership and the successful launch of the Trinidad chair in 1993 marked a turning point in Fredericia's history, establishing Nanna Ditzel as Fredericia's second house designer after Børge Mogensen. Nanna passed away in 2005, but her uncompromising approach remains a strong influence on Fredericia’s culture and product development.

For Ditzel, the aesthetics of the chair were just as important as function, citing, “It is very important to take into account the way a chair’s appearance combines with the person who sits in it. Some chairs look like crutches. And I don't like them at all.”

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