Digsmed Design or Digsmed Woodcarving, was a small Danish design company, which designed and produced high quality household goods, primarily using teak, glass and cast iron during the 1960s and 1970s. The little information we have been able to find about the company, has revealed the name Flemming Digsmed – as owner (at some point) and designer.
Among other products, Digsmed produced a range of beautiful Lazy Susys and spice racks, all with one common theme – a rotating wooden circle attached to an unseen base, and combined with glass bowls or dishes. They also produced candle holders with a rounded center of teak, with cast iron holders attaches to the side of the teak center. We have also come across a variety of teak trays and teak bowl.
The company collaborated with Holmegaard Glassworks for all the glass parts and Nissen Langå (Nissen Wood factory, Langå), which produced parts of the teak products and the cast iron products – on a side note; Nissen Langå also collaborated with Dansk Designs and Jens H. Quistgaard, and produced some of their products. In 1990, Nissen Langå was bought by Danish producer of kitchenware, Bodum.
Many products are hallmarked Digsmed Nissen or Digsmed Langå – the reason is the collaboration between the two companies, Digsmed and Nissen Langå.
According to our knowledge, the Digsmed Company closed in 1975. The high quality of the materials and the appealing design, combined with their short presumably production period, make Digsmed products highly sought after by Mid Century enthusiasts, today.