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

 

kettal_basket_chair_designboom02
magazine clipping from the 1960’s of designers sitting on their furniture

 

kettal_basket_chair_designboom03
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

 

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
    all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    PRODUCT LIBRARY

    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    design news

    ×
    keep up with our daily and weekly stories
    489,292 subscribers
    - see sample
    - see sample