*Pictures show after( darker rosewood) and before (bleached rosewood).
Rare desk by Nanna Ditzel in Rosewood for Søren Willadsen Møbelfabrik. This desk has recessed pulls that echo the thin elegant shape of the desk. The legs and drawer fronts are solid rosewood. The rosewood grain is extremely sun-bleached and we will be restored to excellent condition. Once we have restored this piece, it is going to pop and the color will once again be a rich rosewood.
Ditzel was nicknamed the "First Lady of Danish Furniture Design". This desk illustrates why.
Dimensions: 57ʺ W × 29.50ʺD × 29ʺH
About the designer:
Nanna Ditzel was one of the most versatile and creative female designers that Denmark produced in the 20th century. Ditzel brought her talents to bear on a staggering array of forms — she designed furniture, jewelry, tableware, and textiles; and she shaped her pieces using an equally astonishing variety of materials, from wood and wicker to silver, ceramics, and fiberglass.
Born in Copenhagen, she trained as a cabinetmaker at the Royal Academy's furniture school — overseen by the great craftsman of the day, Kaare Klint — and graduated in 1943. Ditzel’s early work adhered to the classic Danish modernist tenets of simplicity, comfort, and quality, and her armchairs, with their softly curved backrests, are much in the spirit of Hans Wegner. Ditzel’s signature piece of that time is her Ring chair and desk.