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Cecilie Manz About Staying True

Pieces of design can be described as tactile and useful objects integrated in our daily lives. This last year, our routines have changed, and we have become more attentive to the furniture close to us, discovering characteristics and new details. Danish designer Cecilie Manz has created some of the pieces that surround us.

The collaboration between Cecilie Manz and Fredericia was initiated in 2003 with an entry to the yearly Cabinetmaker’s Guild Exhibition in Denmark. Fredericia has a long history of working closely with important Danish designers such as Børge Mogensen and Nanna Ditzel. By launching a collaboration with Manz, we continued an essential task in the continuously evolving Danish design.

Manz, who, after graduating from The Royal Academy in Copenhagen in 1997, designed the small occasional table, Micado, for the exhibition. Named after the Micado game with entangled sticks, three thin wooden legs hold a delicate tray. Together, the pieces form a small yet visually vital design element with a humoristic approach. Manz’s young and optimistic approach to design indicated a breakthrough; a new generation entered the Danish design scene. Manz, educated and founded in the Danish design tradition, let the parts fall apart and assembled them in her way. The table was afterwards put into production and started the collaboration between Manz and Fredericia.

Post - a historic building and a distinctive armchair and table

When opening our showroom in the centre of Copenhagen, it was time to reignite the collaboration with Cecilie Manz. As previously, through intense dialogue and close collaboration, Manz solved the brief of designing an armchair and a table. As a result, the Post chair and table stand as contemporary manifestations of the Danish furniture tradition.

The armchair and the table interact, yet they are individual pieces, and their elegant simplicity makes them useful in various interiors. The first impression of the Post chair consists of a combination of recognition and curiousness - the expression is recognizable, yet it is like nothing you have experienced before.

The round legs soften the solid base of the Post table and the structure, which is retracted from the front, letting the tabletop float - this feature looks elegant and easy but results from many years of experience. You feel present and accessible when touching the delicate surface and excellent materials

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