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Nanna Ditzel, fondly known as the “First Lady of Danish Design,” was born in Copenhagen in 1923. She was trained as a cabinetmaker before enrolling at the School of Arts and Crafts and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen where she met future husband [Jørgen Ditzel](https://www.wright20.com/artists/nanna-and-jorgen-ditzel/items). In 1946 the two established a design studio producing an array of jewelry, ceramics, textiles, and furniture including the iconic Hanging Egg chair (1959). In 1956 the pair was awarded the Lunning Prize for their [_Children’s High Chair_](https://www.wright20.com/auctions/2002/10/modern-design/429). After Jørgen’s death in 1961, Nanna continued the practice on her own eventually moving to London where she established the Interspace International Furniture and Design Centre.