Danish designer Cecilie Manz is one of the leading furniture designers of her generation. She founded her studio in 1998, and in the time since then she has been awarded many achievements and grants, including the Finn Juhl Prize, the Bruno Mathsson Prize, the Kunstpreis Berlin, and most recently the prestigious Crown Prince Couple’s Culture Prize awarded by Danish Crown Prince Fredrik.
The aesthetics of her Nordic heritage are always present through her choice of materials, colours, and desire to capture the formal essence of objects. She conveys her ideas through furniture, glass, lamps, and sculptural one offs that are all united thematically in the on-going story of her relationship with creative expression. Her approach to design is driven by the belief that simplicity and success are achieved through work and experimentation, because as she says “ideas don’t come from waiting, but from legwork, drafting, and trials.” Having worked with the likes of B&O, Muuto, Georg Jensen Damask, and Iittala, her list of collaborating partners is long and full of prestige.