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Cecile Manz, 2020

Various tufting heights within each design make these rugs subtly three dimensional and tactically interesting. Each rug is hand tufted in India and coloured with acid-free dye. Proceeds from production support children’s education in Nepal. 

Material 100% wool, handtufted

Dots – 150 x 190 cm

Ochre – 103 x 130 cm

Dotted balance – 103 x 130 cm

Balance – 103 x 130 cm

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.