International Decorative Art

Modern Rug

Modern Rug

Design Date c. 1960

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

Manufacturer Unika-Voev, Copenhagen, Denmark

Media wool

Dimensions 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.”

Not currently on view

Markings Manufacturers label with signatures, "Nanna Ditzel Jorgen Ditzel"

Credit Line Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Accession Number 2005.0428