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Bench For Two

Nanna Ditzel used the concept of “plus-values”, to describe her urge to create a more joyful and decorative environment. In the late 1980’s, Ditzel began to work against purely functionalist traditions and experimented with the potentials of materials in order to create personality. One of the results of this effort was the conceptual “Bench for Two”, which became Ditzel and Fredericia’s first joint project.

 

Ditzel designed the prototype for the bench in 1989. The radiating back with striking geometric decoration is made of 1.5 mm aeroplane plywood – an ultra-thin material that is strong, light and flexible. The inventive choice of material was typical of Ditzel, who always sought to challenge conventions.

 

In 1990, the town of Asahikawa in Japan was home to one of the biggest international furniture competitions on furniture design, with a jury made up of prominent architects: Mayumi Miyawaki, Toshiki Kita, Antti Nurmesniemi, Jonathan de Pas and Michael McCoy. Nanna Ditzel’s ‘Bench for Two’ beat out 472 other proposals and was awarded with the gold medal.

 

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Dimensions:

Bench For Two

D 70 cm x H 98 cm x L 150 cm

Seating Height: 40 cm

 

Weight:

20 kg

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Designer

nanna ditzel

Nanna Ditzel

DENMARK (1923-2005)

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.

 

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.

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