| 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. Cecilie Manz extends the understanding of the function and aesthetics of design and challenges the established concepts of industrial design.
Her work of includes furniture, jewellery, lamps and sculptures. Her Mikado table has been included in MOMA's design collection.
Cecilie Manz was born in Denmark's Odsherred region 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.
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 speaker line of BeoLit AirPlay speakers and the BeoPlay Bluetooth speaker lineup for the company.
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."2004: 3-years work grant, Danish Arts Foundation
2004: Danish Design Award
Forum +1 Award
2007 iF product design award
2007 Finn Juhl Prize
2008 Danish Design Award
2014 Danish Crown Prince Couple's Culture Prize
Cecilie Manz – Status, Danish Design Center, Copenhagen
Walk the Plank I + II, Danish Museum of Art & Design, Copenhagen (1999 and 2003)
Living in Motion, Vitra Design Museum, Basel (2002
Northern Lights, MDS-G Miyake Design Studio Gallery, Tokyo (2004
Grand Danois, Zona Tortona., Milan Furniture Fair, Milan (2008)
Mindcraft, 100 Design, London (2008)
Shh…Craft is Golden!, Zona Tortona., Milan Furniture Fair, Milan (2009)