After graduation from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts – The School of Design in 1997, Cecilie Manz founded her own studio in Copenhagen in 1998. Here, Cecilie Manz designs furniture, glass, lamps and related products, mainly for the home. Cecilie Manz is the recipient of several grants, e.g. the Thorvald Bindesbøll Medal 2011, Kunstpreis Berlin 2008, The Danish Crown Prince Couples Cultural Award 2014, and latest MAISON&OBJET PARIS chose to celebrate the talent of the designer with the award; Designer of The Year 2018.
The kitchen is for cooking, eating and entertaining. A natural gathering place. Cecilie Manz has designed a kitchen based on simple principles; balancing functionality and a hospitable atmosphere. The steel countertop is a practical and raw expression that is balanced with warm shades of the cabinet fronts; the golden Oregon Pine, rich painted grey, and the natural white. The wood grain of the Oregon Pine is laid at a 45 degree angle, softly contrasting with the horizontal and vertical lines of the kitchen. The geometric notch handle is placed in the corner of each front and adds a graphic element to the kitchen. The simple details and honest materials create a classic but modern look. A comfortable backdrop for everyday life.