Introducing Chaconia Chair
The Chaconia Chair was designed by Nanna Ditzel in 1962 and presented at the Cabinetmaker’s Guild exhibition in Copenhagen the same year but was never put into production. To commemorate Ditzel, Fredericia puts the chair into production for the first time in a curated variant limited to 100 pieces.
Originally named nothing more than “Lounge Chair”, Fredericia has named it Chaconia following the story of Trinidad Chair. Chaconia is Trinidad’s national flower, paying tribute to the island state where Ditzel received so much inspiration.
The Oregon pine has been finished with a lacquer specially developed to resemble Ditzel’s original works from 1962 and produced with Hallingdal in colour 200, a light mélange colour, arraying an elegant golden look. The limited edition has a brass plate engraved with the production number and Nanna Ditzel’s signature.
Questioning the norm of furniture
The Chaconia Chair was designed by Nanna Ditzel in 1962 and presented at the Cabinetmaker’s Guild exhibition in Copenhagen the same year but was never put into production.
Presenting her visionary take on a casual modern living room with thoroughly composed geometrical terraced landscape in turquoise, white and warm Oregon pine. Ditzel was about questioning the norms with variable sitting heights and freeing the body and movement by making the entire room available for relaxed sitting and lounging, fusioning furniture and space.
The setting received high praise, described as bold, forward-looking and ultra-modern, including the distinct lounge chair being perceived more as a sculptural object than a conventional chair.
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