Taking Design to New Heights

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Nanna Ditzel’s birth, Trapholt is presenting the captivating exhibition ‘Taking Design to New Heights’. This unprecedented and captivating display unfolds a world of ideas and inspirations that defined the work  of one of the greatest Danish designers of the twentieth century. The comprehensive exhibition will encompass an extensive collection of her sensuous furniture design, textiles, jewelry and immersive installations. As they navigate through the exhibition we have supported, guests will be transported into the visionary realm of Nanna Ditzel, having the opportunity to explore her remarkable designs, among which her iconic Hallingdal 65 textile. Additionally, Sisu, Zulu, Campas 300, and a custom-made textile with Gunnar Aagaard Andersen print are featured throughout the exhibition. 

Nanna Ditzel’s distinctive approach to design combined solid craftsmanship with an innate artistic and cultural flair. Propelled by curiosity, her approach allowed her to create unique, timeless and universal design icons. By presenting the designer’s body of work, ‘Taking Design to New Heights’ narrates the story of how individuals can express themselves and evolve by being in touch with the inspiration that art, culture, and nature can offer. In essence, visitors will embark on a journey through the legacy of Nanna Ditzel, celebrating a visionary designer whose work continues to inspire and shape the world of design. 


Æblehaven 23 
6000 Kolding 
September 28, 2023 – August 11, 2023  

Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am– 5pm 
Wednesday, 10 am– 9pm 
Monday, closed 



About Nanna Ditzel 

Nanna Ditzel is an iconic figure of mid-century Danish design. She worked as a cabinetmaker before graduating from the School of Arts and Crafts and The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen in 1946. Ditzel went on to design timeless pieces of furniture, jewellery and textiles, many of which are still in production today. 
About Trapholt 
Trapholt presents a steady succession of exhibitions on art, design and crafts and also boasts its own collections, including a large collection of Danish furniture design. Inaugurated in 1988, the museum is located in a scenic area overlooking the Kolding Fjord. It is set within a large sculpture park featuring works by contemporary Danish artists. The museum’s architecture is an attraction in itself. Arranged around a central museum street, the exhibition rooms offer many fascinating spaces to explore. Outside, a powerfully sculptural wall separates the museum from the park. 


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