Furniture + Interior Design for Urban Lifestyles
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Designer: Nanna & Jorgen Ditzel
Dimensions: 33.4"W x 31.1"D x 29.9" H, Seat Height: 14.5"
Material: Teak and Synthetic Fiber, Quick Ship version available with cushion in Fog 289
In 1950 Nanna Ditzel and Jørgen Ditzel created an unusual bowl-shaped seat, essentially a basket hanging from a light oak frame, achieving a chair design that blended the seat and backrest into a bowl of a form consistent with a shell, out- standing for being organic in its form and in its materials.The use of craft materials and painstaking skill in making the rounded form, along with the chair’s pure lines give a sensation of comfort and luxury in a seat that allows a variety of positions.Having been distinguished with awards at the Cabinetmakers Guild Exhibition and at the Milan Triennale in 1951, the wicker chair (1950) inspired a rediscovery and exploration of the malleable properties of wicker and, consequently, a renewed status for wicker furniture in interior design.The 1950s wicker chair sparked a series of experiments with hanging upholstered shapes on wooden frames.
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