Cecilie Manz (born 1972) grew up in an artistic environment and therefor the design has always been a natural part of her life. As 25-years old, she graduated from the Danish Design School in 1997, and following she studied at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki. In 1998, she founded her own studio - Manz lab - in Copenhagen from where she mainly designed products for the home - such as glass, furniture, lamps and textiles.
She has won a large number of prestige’s design awards – both Danish and foreign awards, and her design is represented on MoMA – Museum of Modern Art – New York. Among others she has received the crown prince couples Culture price 2015, The Thorvald Bindesbøll-medal 2011, Bruno Mathsson Priset 2009, Kunstpreis Berlin2008, The architectural award 2007, Furniture awards 2007, The Danish Design award 2004, a three-year scholarship from the arts endowment Fund and several other awards and scholarships. Cecilie Manz’ innovative, simple and aesthetic aspiration has led to cooperations with international brands such as Fritz Hansen, B&O, Frederica, Lightyears, Muuto, Iittala and Kähler.