Based on the well-known Caravaggio™ shape, Cecilie Manz has created a wall lamp with clean lines that is refined and above all functional.
The classic shade is installed on a flexible tube that makes it possible to tilt and direct the light. The lamp can also be rotated 180 degrees, making it suitable for any room, for example living room, kitchen or bedroom. The switch is placed discreetly at the bottom of the wall bracket. The Caravaggio Read Wall™ has three narrow slits at the top of the shade that allow light to pass through. The metal lamps give a soft and targeted light, while the opal lamps sends out a warm, diffused light. Caravaggio Read wall™ lamps are available in white, light grey (grey25™), black matte paint and a hand-blown opal glass variant. The neutral colouring makes it possible for the lamps to blend timelessly into their surroundings wherever they may be.
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.