Meet the designer - Cecilie Manz

Cecile graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1997 and founded her own studio in Copenhagen in 1998.

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Her work within furniture, glass, lighting, and ceramics has received international acclaim and is sold and exhibited all over the world.

“I view all my works as fragments of one big, ongoing story where the projects are often linked or related in terms of their idea, materials and aesthetics, across time and function.Some objects remain experiments or sculpted ideas, others are made more concrete and turn into functional tools.
The task or project itself often holds the key to inspiration; ideas don’t come from waiting but from leg-work, drafting and trials. My work goes from the inside out, and a project has to possess a sound, strong and relevant idea or functional justification before I address the actual physical design. My work has always revolved around simplicity, the process of working toward a pure, aesthetic and narrative object.”

Our top picks from her designs 

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Workshop chair

An honest chair with a few but right details - its contrast between round and sharp edges, its visible wooden grains and its solid yet light proportions. An understated Scandinavian design object with harmonious craftsmanship detailing. 

Workshop table  

The Workshop Coffee Table is deliberately simple in its design and has an almost archetypical expression, boiled down to the essence of high quality craftsmanship. With its table top in oak veneer harmoniously carving itself into the frame of solid oak, the Workshop Coffee Table has a clean and understated expression.

Pouf

Designed for Fritz Hansen, 2016

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Separat

A room divider in solid Northern pine or European ash and naturally tanned leather as hinges that connect the wood and make it flexible.

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Airy coffee table 

The thin welded frame of the Airy Table series creates a geometric and sophisticated silhouette that is further refined by a light, slim tabletop. 

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Compile bookend

LUV

A comprehensive series of wash basins, mirrors and bathroom furniture

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M3 wireless speaker for Bang & Olufsen

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