Set of Five 'Badminton' Dining chairs by Nanna Ditzel
Nanna Ditzel, set of 5 ND150 Badminton chairs, chromed tubular steel, white leatherette and rosewood, Denmark, design 1958, production 1960s.
This set of chairs by Nanna Ditzel and Jørgen Ditzel were designed in 1958. They were originally designed for the Glostrup County Hospital near Copenhagen were they were to placed 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 these functional qualities make them suited for large (public) spaces. This set consists of five pieces without armrests. The seat and backrest are executed as a laminated shell and the construction is made of tubular steel.
The faux leather upholstery of this set is in good condition. One of the seats shows cracked in the upholstery. In case you are interested to reupholster the set in leather or any kind of fabric, please ask one of our advisors for the almost limitless possibilities our in-house atelier has to offer. The professional and experienced craftsmen in our in-house atelier are specialists in the reupholstery of design furniture. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece retains its value.
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.