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Essay Table

 Cecilie Manz, 2009

The Essay Table is an exclusive table in solid wood, created by the Danish designer Cecilie Manz. What distinguishes Essay is its solid yet light design. The design is a perfect example of Cecilie Manz’s approach with its simple lines and sparse form. The Essay Table consists of three elements - a table top and two bases - in a simple and natural construction that gives it both and elegant look and flexible functionality. The table is perfect as the gathering point for any home where family members, friends and guests meet.


Wood Solid oak, oiled or oiled white-pigmented

Extension leaves The table can be expanded on both sides with two extension leaves (W48cm) in black laminate.

Warranty Fritz Hansen offer up to 20 years limited warranty if the products are registered at

218 x 95 cm

272 x 100 cm

317 x 100 cm

Extension leaf
95 or 100 cm

white oiled oak

oiled oak

Cecilie Manz

Born in 1972 in the Danish town of Odsherred, Cecilie Manz lives and works in Copenhagen. In 1997, she graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (design, objects and furniture section). She continued her training at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki, then she founded her own studio in Copenhagen in 1998. Embodying Scandinavian creativity in all its simplicity, Cecilie Manz designs furniture, lamps and a set of home products. Celebrating the Nordic art of living, she subtly mixes gray tones and brighter colors. 

Alongside her activity with brands, Cecilie Manz continues to work off-set on experimental and more sculptural projects which make up an important part of her work and her approach: “I view all my works as fragments of one big, ongoing story, where the projects are often linked or related in terms of their ideas, materials, and aesthetics, across time and function. » 

The fame of his work is international. She won the Thorvald Bindesbøll Medal in 2011 (Denmark), the Bruno Mathsson Prize 2009 (Sweden), the Berlin Kunstpreis Prize in 2008 (Germany), the Finn Juhl Architecture Prize in 2007 (Denmark), The Cultural Prize of the crown in 2014 (Denmark), the honorary prize E. Kold Christensen (Denmark), the title of Designer of the year at the Salon Maison & Objets in Paris in 2018 and that of Chevalier des Arts et Lettres in 2019 ( France). Cecilie Manz works with many big brands such as Fritz Hansen, Bang*Olufsen, Fredericia, Iittala, Muuto, Nils Holger Moormann, Nikari, Georg Jensen Damask, Gloster Reform, TAKT and many more.