- NANA DITZEL / TRINIDAD CHAIR 3296
Product number: VT047
Designer name: Nanna Ditzel
A maker name: FREDERICIA/ Fredericia
Design year: 1933
Production number: 3296
Ditzel's masterpiece Trinidad Chair announced in 1993 by Fredericia, a long-established Danish furniture manufacturer.
The design was inspired by the architecture of the Caribbean island of Tobago. The silhouette that emerges from the light and shadow overflowing from the radial slits in the backrest is truly beautiful, and the motif is the wind bird (bird of paradise) that inhabits the island. Known as a masterpiece chair that has won design awards around the world, including the Milan Triennale, the beauty of the Trinidad Chair is not limited to its beautiful appearance. The fan-shaped back plate that draws an exquisite curve and the shape of the seat that wraps around the body are very comfortable. You can feel the consideration for the sitting hands like a female designer.
The technique of making radial slits in a curved shell was considered impossible for molded plywood furniture, but it was successfully achieved by making full use of the cutting-edge technology of the time. At the time of the announcement, it became a topic of great progress in design and technology. Plus, its lightweight design makes it easy to carry and move.
Nanna Ditzel (Denmark, 1923-2005) / About Nana Ditzel
After graduating from the School of Arts and Crafts in 1946, she established an office with her husband, Mr. Jorgen Ditzel (died in 1961). After that, he won numerous awards at the Milan Triennale, including a gold medal at the 1960 Milan Triennale. Her design expresses feminine tenderness and respect for the beauty of nature. Ditzel himself said. Along with furniture design, she also designs textiles, and the ND series she designed corresponds to textiles designed by Ms. Nana.
The ND54, designed in 1954, was selected as one of Denmark's representative cultural heritage "Danish Culture Canon", and was also appointed as an honorary designer by the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) in the UK. In addition, he has received many prestigious design awards, such as being awarded the Danish Order of Dannebrog.