Cecilie Manz

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Cecilie Manz (born 1972) is a Danish industrial designer. She is considered one of the leading Danish furniture designers of her generation. In September 2014, she won the Danish Crown Prince Couple's Culture Award (Kronprinsparrets Kulturpris) for her contribution to design.[1]

Her work of includes furniture, jewellery, lamps and sculptures. Her Mikado table has been included in MOMA's design collection.[2]

Biography[edit]

Cecilie Manz was born Denmark's Odsherred region[3] on the island of Zealand in 1972. She was admitted to the Danish Design School in Copenhagen and went to Helsinki as an exchange student, studying at the Finnish School of Art and Design, before she graduated in 1997. She then worked briefly in Professor Yrjö Wiherheimo's studio in Helsinki before returning to Copenhagen where she founded her own Manz Lab in 1998.[2]

In awarding her the Crown Prince Couple's Culture Prize in 2014, Prince Frederik commented: "The fascinating thing about Cecilie Manz's design is that despite the diversity of her work, there is a clearly discernible tone. The basic idea is always strong in Manz's design, evoking associations with historical realisations in design while clearly reflecting the present."[1]

Designs[edit]

Manz has designed for brands such as Lightyears, Holmegaard, Nils Holger Moormann, Fredericia Furniture, Fritz Hansen, Muuto and Mooment.

Some of her most known designs include the Caravaggio lamp for Lightyears and the Mikado table.

More recently, she has worked with Bang & Olufsen designing the functional but retro-looking BeoLit 12 AirPlay for the company.

Awards and recognition[edit]

Exhibitions[edit]

Solo exhibitions[edit]

Group exhibitions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Maria Haarbye Pedersen (27 September 2014). "De fik Kronprinsparrets Priser" (in Danish). Danmarks Radio. Retrieved 27 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Cecilie Manz". Danish Vogue. Retrieved 2010-04-19. 
  3. ^ "HE DESIGNER : CECILIE MANZ (1972)". Fritz Hansen. Retrieved 2010-01-04. 
  4. ^ "Cecilie Manz". Dansk Møbeldesign. Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
  5. ^ "Kronprinsparrets Priser" (in Danish). Bikubenfonden. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "Grand Danois in Milan". Dezeen. Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
  7. ^ "Mindcraft by Danish Crafts". Dezeen. Retrieved 2010-04-22. 
  8. ^ "Shh…Craft is Golden! by Danish Crafts". Dezeen. Retrieved 2010-04-22. 

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