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Lounge Chair (Denmark)

This is a lounge chair. It is dated ca. 1950 and we acquired it in 1990. Its medium is teak and wicker. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Nanna and Jørgen Ditzel were the leading post-war Danish designers of wicker furniture. Their experimental designs won numerous awards including silver medals at the Milan Triennale in 1951 and 1957 and a gold medal in 1960. The organic form of this chair served as a precursor to one of their best-selling designs, a hanging wicker chair. The open oval form allows for the user to sit in a variety of ways.

It is credited Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 74 x 83 x 74 cm (29 1/8 x 32 11/16 x 29 1/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Lounge Chair (Denmark); teak and wicker; H x W x D: 74 x 83 x 74 cm (29 1/8 x 32 11/16 x 29 1/8 in.); Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund; 1990-141-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Ellen DeGeneres Selects.

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