Nine to Know | Cecilie Manz’ Defining Pieces

  • HERO IMAGE Courtesy of MUUTO
  • PRODUCT EDITOR Brigitte Craig
  • WORDS Holly Beadle

    We pay homage to Danish designer Cecilie Manz’s most influential pieces.

    ‘The Detail’ pages inside our 47th issue put a lens on five famed designers and the products they’re known for. Joining the ranks was Cecilie Manz, whose work within furniture, lighting, glass, and ceramics has earned her a reputation as one of Denmark’s leading contemporary designers. Owing to her eye for detail and knowledge of Scandinavian design principles, Cecilie’s pieces have been produced by a number of globally renowned Danish brands including Fritz Hansen, Bang & Olufsen, Muuto, and Fredericia Furniture.

    This feature originally appeared in ‘The Detail’ pages of est magazine issue 47: Creative State of Mind (pp. 202-213).

    Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 Speaker

    In aligning herself with a range of brands, Cecilie designed this speaker for electronics company Bang & Olufsen. In addition to being conveniently sized, the speaker is portable and waterproof.

    Muuto Airy Coffee Table

    As its name suggests, this coffee table, designed by Cecilie for Muuto, creates the impression of a tabletop hovering in the air – an effect made possible by its light, thin frame.

    Fritz Hansen Bowl

    Showing the true scope of her practice, Cecilie designed a series of ceramic bowls for Fritz Hansen to be handmade in Japan.

    Fredericia Micado Table

    Cecilie was inspired by an age-old game involving sticks called ‘Micado’ while designing this simple, three-legged table for Fredericia Furniture.

    Nikari Separate Room Divider

    For Finland-based furniture brand Nikari, Cecilie designed a space divider that features both leather and wooden components for a natural, light appearance.


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