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Rare Nanna Ditzel for Bonacina Pierantonio Egg Shaped Hanging Woven Cane Chair



Truly iconic egg-shaped hanging woven cane or natural rattan wicker chair by Danish groundbreaking designer Nanna Ditzel (1923-2005) for Bonacina Pierantonio, Italy. Ditzel design the “Hanging Egg Chair” is a critically acclaimed design that has enjoyed praise worldwide ever since the distinctive sculptural shape was created by Nanna & Jørgen Ditzel in 1959. The Design of the “Hanging Egg Chair” has long since been dubbed timeless, whereas rattan had its golden age in the 1960’s when skilled wicker weavers and architects crafted beautifully sculptured furniture out of the challenging material. Chrome base and stand: Height: 64” Depth: 30” Base diameter: 28” chair: 33 wide 47 height 28 depth Seat Cushion is dome shaped with a removable zippered cotton cover over polyester wrapped foam. 5” thick 22” circle Substantially weighted chrome stand and base with metal hook. Cane chair in very good shape with some age appropriate losses of wicker.


  • Creator
    Nanna Ditzel (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 64 in. (162.56 cm)Width: 33 in. (83.82 cm)Depth: 30 in. (76.2 cm)Seat Height: 17 in. (43.18 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Few marks on seat cushion as seen in close up Some scratches on chrome base and arc.
  • Seller Location
    Hopewell, NJ
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU919825310312

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About the Designer

Nanna Ditzel

Nanna Ditzel was the most versatile and creative female designer 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. Designed along with her husband, Jørgen Ditzel, a fabric maker, the chair has a semicircular padded armrest that seems to embrace the sitter. Ditzel began designing in wicker and in 1959 produced the Hanging chair. The piece, suspended from the ceiling by a chain, became a favorite for fashion shoots and may be as iconic of the 1960s as Eero Aarnio’s plastic Ball chair of 1963. In 1956, Ditzel began designing for the Danish silverware firm Georg Jensen. In an association that lasted some 40 years, Ditzel would create organically shaped jewelry, barware, ceramic tableware and even tablecloths. Like her fellow Dane Verner Panton, Ditzel was not afraid to embrace industrial materials, and she began designing fiberglass chairs in the mid-1960s. Some of her most flamboyant work came toward the end of her career, in pieces such as 1989’s Bench for Two, with its shocking Op-art finish, or the Trinidad chair of 1992, with it’s sunburst-like, cut-though backs. Such feats of creativity were a fitting coda to one of the most imaginative, prolific and remarkable women of modern design.
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