Caravaggio Read™ is yet another addition to designer Cecilie Manz' iconic Caravaggio™ series.
The common denominator for Caravaggio Read™ is the classic shade installed on a flexible tube that makes it possible to tilt the shade and thereby direct the light. The table lamp can rotate 260 degrees around its own axis, giving the user an extraordinary degree of flexibility. The lamp is also fitted with a 3-step touch control dimmer to adjust the light intensity. The compact base makes it is easy to place the lamp in the window frame or on a shelf. The table lamp has three narrow slits at the top of the shade that allow light to pass through. The clean design and color selection allows this table lamp to blend in everywhere, even over time.
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.