Cecilie Manz designed Taburet for an exhibition produced with the help of Danmarks Nationalbank's Anniversary Foundation. It is a contemporary and functional stool, but also an occasional side table that embodies uncompromising precision craftsmanship.
Offering tactility and seating comfort, this detailed piece of craftsmanship is crafted from FSC™-certified solid pine or cherry wood, with visible grain and a subtly concave seat.
Taburet is with the China Chair the piece that comes closest to Fritz Hansen's cabinetmaker's pieces. It's the connecting piece, extra seat or side table for the newspaper next to your favorite reading spot.
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 then 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 art of living in the Nordic countries, it subtly mixes gray tones and brighter colors.
Parallel to her activity with brands, Cecilie Manz continues to work off-site on experimental and more sculptural projects which make up an important part of her work and her approach: "I see all my works as fragments of a story that s fabric, where the projects are often linked by their idea, their material and their aesthetics, through time and function. »
The reputation 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 de la Couronne in 2014 (Denmark), the E. Kold Christensen Honorary Prize (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 top brands such as Fritz Hansen, Bang*Olufsen, Fredericia, Iittala, Muuto, Nils Holger Moormann, Nikari, Georg Jensen Damask, Gloster Reform, TAKT and many more.