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issue 41 - December/January 2018
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Maison&Objet Paris' Designer of the Year

With every new edition, Maison&Objet Paris elects a Designer of the Year to honor one of the most outstanding names in industrial and interior design worldwide. This coming January, Maison&Objet Paris will celebrate the talent of Danish designer Cecilie Manz. As a child, Cecilie Manz would always slip away to the studio her ceramicist parents kept in their house to sink her hands into the clay.

Years later, after earning a diploma in object and furniture design from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Manz moved to Finland to further her education at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki. The very next year, she founded her own studio in the heart of Copenhagen.

Her first project, entitled The Ladder a ladder that doubles as a chair was quickly picked up for production by Nils Holger Moormann, after the German designer spotted the prototype in an interior design magazine. The other project that jumpstarted her career was the Caravaggio lamp from 2005.

Heeding the call to experiment, Manz has worked on such diverse projects as sofa throws, a minibar for a Wallpaper* show, a series of wooden armchairs, a collection of dining tables and chairs for Fritz Hansen, glass vases, and several models of portable speakers for B&O Play the more affordable brand recently launched by fellow Danes Bang & Olufsen with whom she has collaborated since 2014.

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