The eye-catching, high-gloss lacquer Caravaggio™ pendants were launched in 2005 and instantaneously gained a status as a design icon.
With Caravaggio™, designer Cecilie Manz combines a recognisable shape with a modern expression. The simple, timeless pendant consists of a metal shade with soft, feminine lines and a chrome-plated suspension with a more masculine expression. The textile cable is particularly well integrated into the design and gives the lamp its finishing touch. The Caravaggio™ lamp casts a concentrated downward light illuminating both the suspension and the cable through a hole at the top of the lamp. The depth of the shade prevents glare.
The award-winning Danish designer Cecilie Manz is a master of modern minimalism.
Manz is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Thorvald Bindesbøll Medal in 2011, the Bruno Mathsson Prize in 2009, the Kunstpreis Berlin in 2008, and the Finn Juhl Architectural Prize and the Furniture Prize, both in 2007. Her designs can be found in the permanent collections of such landmark institutions as the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Design Museum Danmark. In 2014, Manz also received the Crown Prince Couple’s Culture Prize in Denmark, earning praise as a talent who never seems to stop creating outstanding design and who continues to surprise us with designs in new shapes and materials.
From ceramics to lighting, seating to storage, Manz has designed various pure, practical and narrative objects to play a role in our everyday lives. She has applied her clean, modern sensibility to earthenware vases and bowls handmade in a traditional pottery studio in Seto, Japan, as well as to poufs – all similar in shape to stepping stones. Manz’s designs for Fritz Hansen have also included the Essay™ dining table and, more recently, the minuscule™ lounge chair. Following a typically Danish furniture tradition, both designs combine curiosity and innovation with sculpted elegance and soft forms.