Maison & Objet 2018’s Designer of the Year

Who is the next Maison & Objet Paris Designer of the Year, Cecilie Manz? Find out more.

Jan 02, 2018 | By Andrea Sim

Each edition of the Maison & Objet, an interior design and decoration trade show, celebrates one talented industry professional. This year, Danish designer, Cecilie Manz has been named the Designer of the Year.

Danish designer Cecilie Manz named Maison & Objet 2018’s Designer of the Year

Cecilie Manz: Maison & Objet Paris Designer of the Year 2018

Born in 1972 to two ceramic artists, Manz graduated in object and furniture design from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1997. After which, she went on to complete her education in Finland at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki, before establishing her own studio in Copenhagen in 1998.

Cecilie Manz made a career break in 2014 when she was presented with a “Crown Prince Couple’s Culture Award” by the Prince and Princess of Denmark.

Her first project, “The Ladder,” made a huge success and was selected for production by German designer Nils Holger. Following, the “Caravaggio” lamp became a bestseller in 2005. Apart from this, the designer has worked with Fritz Hansen to design dining tables and chairs and affordable portable B&O Play speakers.

This fall, the Danish designer went to Japan to curate the “Everyday Life – Signs Of Awareness” exhibition at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, celebrating the 150th anniversary of Japan-Denmark diplomatic relations.

View her works at the 2018 edition of Maison & Objet Paris, where Cecilie Manz will present new designs, as well as past creations, plus experimental works from her studio.

Maison & Objet 2018 will run from January 19 to 23, at the Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition centre, Paris, France.

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