Prior to graduating as a furniture designer from The School of Arts and Crafts and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen in 1946, Nanna Ditzel worked as a cabinet maker. Shortly after graduating, Ditzel founded her own design studio with Jørgen Ditzel. Born in 1923, Ditzel was designing at a time where new materials and processes were emerging. She embraced the challenge, producing experimental and innovative pieces in a wide array of materials including fibreglass, wicker and rubber. As well as furniture design, Ditzel worked across other disiciplines, exploring jewellery, tableware, applied arts and textiles.
Despite working in a very male-dominated industry, Ditzel succeeded in becoming a highly successful, acclaimed designer, with a career spanning 60 years. Her works are to this day still in constant production, with furniture ranges for Fredericia, Getama and Sika, textiles for Kvadrat and jewellery for Georg Jensen.
Most of us are familiar with the iconic design of the egg shaped chair floating in the air. The Hanging Egg Chair is a critically acclaimed design that has enjoyed praise worldwide ever since the distinctive sculptural shape was created by Nanna Ditzel in 1959.
Produced by Sika as part of the Icons range. With the utmost respect to the original designs, Sika have put the chairs of Arne Jacobsen, Nanna & Jørgen Ditzel, Viggo Boesen and R.Wengler back into production. Significant names in Danish design history, they remain important for their groundbreaking creations and experimental use of materials. In their own way, each designer performed magic with the sturdy qualities of rattan and wicker.
Founded in 1940 by Ankjær Andreasen, Sika Design remains a family run business producing handmade wicker furniture. The company focus on comfort, quality and sustainability in all design and manufacturing processes.
The chair is suitable for both an indoor and outdoor setting. Chain sold separately.
Optional cushions are available in a range of fabrics (see downloadable swatch sheet) or in the customer's own fabric (0.95 metres required).
85w x 75d x 45/125cmh
Made-to-order: 6-8 weeks
Furniture orders over £1500 free for Mainland UK.
Non-Mainland UK and International options available in basket