International Decorative Art

Modern Rug

Modern Rug

Design Date Year
c. 1960

Designer Artist
Nanna Ditzel (1923–2005, Danish) & Jørgen Ditzel (1921–1961, Danish)

Unika-Voev, Copenhagen, Denmark


122 x 88 inches

The husband and wife team of Nanna and Jørgen Ditzel studied furniture design together at the Kunsthandvaerkskolen in Copenhagen and collaborated on furniture designs as well as textiles. Nanna Ditzel extended herself far beyond furniture, designing silver jewelry for Georg Jensen, kitchen units and even playgrounds. Ditzel never held herself to overly strict design principles, saying “When I start designing an object, anything is possible and permitted.”

ON VIEW in Modern Gallery 7

Manufacturers label with signatures, "Nanna Ditzel Jorgen Ditzel"

Credit Line
Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Accession Number

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