The Airy Side Tables have been designed for Muuto by Cecilie Manz (like Caravaggio pendants, Essay table, Minuscule chair, etc.), one of the leading designers in Scandinavia. Airy consists of a polished plywood table top and a metal frame that is welded and soldered very accurately to create a light and skinny silhouette. The tables come in 4 different sizes and shapes. Airy looks its best when mixing and combining different sizes, shapes and colors.
Cecilie Manz: “The idea behind Airy was to create a coffee table that did not scream but still was not afraid to speak. The result is a table series that masters the fine balance between being light and airy, and at the same time having plenty of personality and individuality. Due to this combination Airy gets a multi-functionality that makes the side tables suitable for every kind of interior.”
Table top nanolaminate (materials composed of nano-particles whose scratches fade with an iron)
Frame powder coated solid steel
Dimensions 39.5 x 44 cm – height 37.2 cm
Dimensions 68 x 44 cm – height 37.2 cm
Dimensions 88 x 51.5 cm – height 37.2 cm
Dimensions 120 x 65 cm – height 41.2 cm
With discreet and playful aesthetics, Cecilie Manz’s work demonstrates that functional details are able to create the aesthetic essence of an object in a subtle way. Early recognition of her contribution to Danish design began with the "Micado", table designed for Fredericia in 2004.
After graduation from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts - The School of Design in 1997, additionally studying at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki, Cecilie Manz founded her own studio in Copenhagen in 1998. Here, she designs furniture, glass, lamps and related products, mainly for the home. In addition to her work with industrial products, her experimental prototypes and more sculptural one-offs make up an important part of her work and approach:
In addition to her work with industrial products, her experimental prototypes and more sculptural one-offs make up an important part of her work and 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 idea, materials and aesthetics, across time and function. My work has always revolved around simplicity, the process of working toward a pure, aesthetic and narrative object.”
Cecilie Manz is recipient of the Thorvald Bindesbøll Medal 2011, the Bruno Mathsson Prize 2009, Kunstpreis Berlin 2008, the Finn Juhl Architectural Prize 2007, The Furniture Prize 2007, the Three-Year Working Grant from the Danish Arts Foundation and several other grants.