Cecilie Manz is the designer behind Origami - a multifunctional basket inspired by the traditional Japanese art of paper folding.
The purpose of origami is to create an object based on geometric, folded shapes and patterns. The Danish designer has a fascination for Japan that shines through the foldable design, where minimalism, functionality and aesthetics go hand in hand. The Origami basket is made in linen and the straps come in leftover leather from our designs produced with nature leather - in other words, high quality leather that only becomes more beautiful with 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.