Pair of 'Badminton' Dining Chairs by Nanna and Jørgen Ditzel
Nanna Ditzel, pair of ND150 Badminton chairs, chromed tubular steel, white leatherette and rosewood, Denmark, design 1958, production 1960s. This pair of chairs by Nanna Ditzel and Jørgen Ditzel was designed in 1958. They were originally designed for the Glostrup County Hospital near Copenhagen were they were to place in the auditorium. It was a requirement that the chair should be stackable and connectable in rows, which are both qualities of the ND150. The fact that these chairs have functional qualities make them suited for large (public) spaces. This set consists of two pieces without armrests. The seat and backrest are executed as a laminated shell and the construction is made of tubular steel. Nanna Ditzel (1923-2005) was a cabinetmaker and became a furniture designer in 1946, and worked together with her husband Jørgen Ditzel (1921-1961). Nanna Ditzel was a designer who was focused on the use, need and function of furniture. Her style is therefore very approachable and useful but at times also bold and experimental. Ditzel made use of innovative techniques and materials.