Nanna Ditzel Denmark (1923-2005)

Famed Danish designer Nanna Ditzel studied at the Danish School of Arts and Crafts and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. Her works include furniture, cabinetmaking, jewelry, tableware and textiles. The diversity of her artistic interest is evident in her fashionable furniture designs.

Ditzel’s experimental approach to materials and form resulted in many icons of modern design. She designed the critically-acclaimed hanging egg chair with her husband Jørgen Ditzel in 1959. In 1968, she moved to London where she established the Interspace International Furniture and Design Centre, an institution which developed a reputation as a center for experimental design. Ditzel returned to Denmark in 1986 and opened a combined design studio and furniture workshop in Copenhagen.

Sika Design received the Cologne Furniture Fair's Innovation award in 2013 for relaunching the three-legged "Rana" chair.