The Workshop Chair combines handcrafted precision with simplicity of design. Its name refers to the conditions of its production: to keep her freshness and spontaneity, Cecilie Manz forced herself to draw the chair in just a few days. As usual, she managed to find a balance between the overall harmony of the lines and the attention paid to detail. The result is a classic and contemporary wooden chair for a private dining room, but also for a coffee or restaurant.
Materials Black lacquered oak, matt clear lacquered oak or Oregon pine. Legs and frame made from solid wood. Back and seat made from form pressed veneer
Dimensions H79 cm x W40 cm x D46 cm – seat height 45 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.