Caravaggio Read™ is yet another addition to designer Cecilie Manz' iconic Caravaggio™ series.
Based on the wall lamps adjustable shade, she has created a whole new universe of Caravaggio™ lamps with functional, directional light. These small lamps do exactly what they should and have a design that is as simple and minimalist as possible. The floor lamp can rotate 260 degrees around its own axis thus giving the user an extraordinary degree of flexibility. The floor lamp is fitted with a 3-step touch control dimmer for adjustment of light intensity. The small diameter of the base means that it is easy to position the lamp. In this way, the floor lamp can be pulled all the way to the sofa and provide you with light exactly where you need it. The floor lamp is fairly low to ensure that the light is more intimate.
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.