kettal reinvents the archetypal nordic basket chair
kettal reinvents the archetypal nordic basket chair kettal reinvents the archetypal nordic basket chair
mar 28, 2014

kettal reinvents the archetypal nordic basket chair

kettal reinvents the archetypal nordic basket chair
all images courtesy of kettal






the industrial design distributor kettal, whose classic collection includes furniture from well-known nordic designers, has reinterpreted the ‘basket chair’ for salone del mobile 2014. created in the 1950’s by danish designers nanna and jørgen ditzel, the woven chair, made from oak, is offered in its ‘original’ version and in an outdoor adaptation. the traditional ditzel chair has hand-braided wicker, while the outdoor version is made from artificial fiber and teak to protect against the elements. the ‘basket chair’ is accompanied with custom cushion fabrics that are also designed by nanna ditzel, who has been coined the ‘queen of danish design’. the pure wool seat padding comes in four color combinations and eight norwegian-named ‘hallingdal’ fabrics by kvadrat. historically, the ‘basket chair’ won awards in 1950 at the cabinetmakers guild exhibition and in 1951 at the milan triennale.

the complete wicker chair featured at salone del mobile 2014


magazine clipping from the 1960’s of designers sitting on their furniture


advertisement from the 70’s showing the conventional indoor use of the ‘basket chair’


photograph of dennie ditzel resting in the wicker, who is now also a designer and manager of ditzel designs


portrait of danish designers nanna and jørgen ditzel


newspaper clipping from the 1950’s with a review of the furniture piece



video courtesy of kettal




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