With Caravaggio Table™ Cecilie Manz' characteristic pendant lamp has come down on to the table.
The lamp is made of metal. The shade is high-gloss lacquered, while the foot and standardhave a matt lacquer finish. A flexible tube, which is hidden by the shade, has been mounted on the standard, which makes it possible to tilt the shade, and with it the light cone, up to 40 degrees. This function makes the lamps more flexible and functional as light sources. At the same time, an exciting asymmetrical look can be achieved when the shade is tilted. The little string close to the light functions as a switch.
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.