The bowl is hand made earthenware from Seto in Japan.
All the items, Cecilie Manz has created for the Objects collection, are produced in Seto, Japan. The area of Seto is considered the heart of the Japanese tradition for crafting earthenware. The area is known for its ferrous clay and the high content of iron ensures a certain quality, adding a unique touch to the collection of ceramics. In 2016, Fritz Hansen Objects was born. Ever since, the most stunning vases, amazing pillows and much more have added another dash of beauty to beautiful homes. Objects enhances the Fritz Hansen collection and enrichens it with accessories for the design savvy and quality oriented home.
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.