Nanna Ditzel (1923-2005) took a up a position as an apprentice cabinetmaker in Copenhagen. A controversial choice for a woman of the time, but nonetheless the ﬁrst step in a long and eventful career for the young Ditzel. She later made her name as a versatile designer, working with furniture, jewellery and textiles, always showing an insightful eye for the mode of production.
Known for her playful and sensitive touch, Ditzel became the ﬁrst female designer from the Danish school of design to get a real breakthrough. With several of her designs still in production, Ditzel is viewed as one of the most successful Danish designers of the 20th Century.