Nanna Ditzel (Biographical details)

Nanna Ditzel (goldsmith/metalworker; Danish; Female; 1923 - 2005)

Also known as

Ditzel, Nanna

Biography

Nanna Ditzel and her husband Jørgen (1921-1961) were both trained as furniture and textile designers. They worked together from 1946 and designed jewellery from 1950, initially for A, Michelsen and later for Georg Jensen. Their jewellery had a 'sculptural and harmonious quality' found in the best jewellery of the fifties. She once said, 'clarity of mind and dress are necessary to wear this jewellery'.After her husband's early death she continued to work in several disciplines and after a long stay in London she returned to Copenhagen to design furniture..

Bibliography

Thage, Jacob, ‘Danske Smykker. Danish Jewelry’, Bøger 1990
Moro, Ginger, ‘European Designer Jewelry’, Atglen Pa. 1995