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Legendary Basket Chair Released

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In 1950, Nanna and Jorgen Dietzel designed a wicker chair called Basket Chair, which brought a lot of international awards to its creators. Nearly 65 years later, a small Spanish company Kettal resumed production of the original design of the famous Dutch designers and brought the chair to Milan iSaloni 2014.

Kettal Released Legendary Chair by Nanna and Jorgen Dietzel

Basket Chair designed by Nanna and Jorgen Dietzel

Basket Chair designed by Nanna and Jorgen Dietzel 

In the middle of the last century the Basket Chair immediately won the awards of the Cabinetmakers’ Guild and Milan Triennale. Wicker hemisphere , “hanging” on the wooden frame, is a simple and ingenious design. For its time it was a real breakthrough and innovation, and has spawned a wave of imitations and experiments with hanging chairs.

Kettal also added a modern outdoor version of the chair, made of synthetic fiber and teak. The updated chair was decorated with colored pillows of durable fabric Hallingdal 65, created by Nanna Dietzel for Kvadrat textile factory in 1965.

Nanna Dietzel is a legendary figure, called the queen of Danish design. She actively designed furniture, watches, jewelry and textiles co-authored with her husband Jorgen Dietzel till his death in 1961. And after that she continued working alone until 2005.

In 1946 Nanna Dietzel, a native of Copenhagen, founded a design studio with her ​​husband after graduating from the Furniture School of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. The creative duo quickly gained enormous popularity. They used innovative materials and techniques, but did not deny the classical tradition.

Nanna Dietzel subsequently due to the diversity of her interests and creativity has become one of the most respected Danish designers.

Daughter of the designers Denny Dietzel is now engaged in heritage of her parents. She readily agreed to cooperate with the small family furniture business Kettal, which since 1964 manually produces outdoor furniture with a focus on architectural design and innovation in the workplace.

The company produces furniture on its own workshop near Barcelona. Manual labor and attention to details is a landmark of Kettal.  The company cooperates with such important contemporary designers as Patricia Urquiola, Jasper Morrison, a trendy Italian Rodolfo Dordoni and Hella Jongerius.

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One Response to “Legendary Basket Chair Released”
  1. Shellet Says:

    Is this chair for sale? How much?

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