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.

Her work of includes furniture, jewellery, lamps and sculptures. Her Mikado table has been included in MOMA's design collection.[1]


Cecilie Manz was born Denmark's Odsherred region[2] 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.[1]


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.

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  1. ^ a b "Cecilie Manz". Danish Vogue. Retrieved 2010-04-19. 
  2. ^ "HE DESIGNER : CECILIE MANZ (1972)". Fritz Hansen. Retrieved 2010-01-04. 
  3. ^ "Cecilie Manz". Dansk Møbeldesign. Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
  4. ^ "Grand Danois in Milan". Dezeen. Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
  5. ^ "Mindcraft by Danish Crafts". Dezeen. Retrieved 2010-04-22. 
  6. ^ "Shh…Craft is Golden! by Danish Crafts". Dezeen. Retrieved 2010-04-22. 

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