About Cecilie Manz
Designer, born 1972 in Denmark. Lives and works in Copenhagen.
After graduation from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts - The School of Design in
1997 including studies at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki, Cecilie Manz founded
her own studio in Copenhagen in 1998.
Here, Cecilie Manz works with design of industrial manufactured products and experimental
prototypes and sculptural one-offs.
Recipient of the Thorvald Bindesbøll Medal 2011 (Denmark), the Bruno Mathsson Prize
2009 (Sweden), the Finn Juhl Architectural Prize 2007 (Denmark), The Crown Prince
Couples Cultural Award 2014 (Denmark), Designer of the Year 2018, Maison&Objet Paris,
E. Kold Christensen’s Award of Honour, Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres 2019 (France), the
lifelong Honourable Award from the Danish Art Foundation (Denmark), Honourable Award
from the Danish National Banks Foundation 2021.
Works with Duravit, Fritz Hansen, Bang & Olufsen, Fredericia Furniture, Iittala, Muuto, Nils
Holger Moormann, Nikari, Georg Jensen Damask, Gloster, Actus/Nissin Moku, 1616 Arita
Japan and others.
“My work has always revolved around simplicity, the process of working toward a pure,
aesthetic and functional object”