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Celebrating Nanna Ditzel’s enduring legacy with Great Dane and G...

Celebrating Nanna Ditzel’s enduring legacy with Great Dane and Georg Jensen

Celebrating Nanna Ditzel’s enduring legacy with Great Dane and Georg Jensen

The grand dame of Scandinavian design – Nanna Ditzel – was recently celebrated in a delightful exhibition and soirée, hosted by Great Dane and Georg Jensen.

On a blustery and cold winter’s night, the inviting ambience of the Great Dane showroom set the backdrop for an enchanting celebration in honour of the legendary Nanna Ditzel’s 100th birthday.

Greeted with a warm and inviting atmosphere, the space was adorned with some of Ditzel’s most iconic designs across jewellery, textiles and furniture.

Georg Jensen took the opportunity to unveil some rare archive pieces of jewellery designed by the late Ditzel. These exceptionally hand-crafted pieces, though no longer in production, showcased her engineering prowess and artistic vision. It was a rare treat for attendees to see the intricate craftsmanship and timeless elegance of these remarkable pieces.

Nanna held a special place in Georg Jensen’s history, being the first female designer to collaborate with the esteemed brand. Great Dane, equally devoted to honouring Ditzel’s contributions to the design world, showcased some of her iconic furniture pieces. The Ring Chair, upholstered with her own textile design from Kvadrat, stood as a testament to her innovative approach to both furniture and textiles.

The entire evening was an enchanting affair, celebrating the life and work of a true icon of design and what better way to truly celebrate than with a delicious cosmopolitan, made with vodka from Tread Softly.

Nanna Ditzel’s visionary talent has left an indelible mark on the industry, inspiring generations of designers and this event brought her legacy to life.

Peruse the images below to relive the evening.

Great Dane

Georg Jensen


Aleesha Callahan is the editor of Habitus. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Aleesha seeks out the unique people, projects and products that define the Indo Pacific region. Aleesha was previously the editor of Indesignlive.com and has written and contributed to various publications and brands in her 10 years in the architecture and design industry, bringing intimate insight to her stories having first trained and practised as an interior designer. Her passion for mid-century design and architecture began while living and working in Berlin.