After graduation from the design school Danmarks Designskole in Copenhagen in 1997 with additional studies at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki, Cecilie Manz founded her own studio in Copenhagen in 1998. Here, Cecilie Manz designs furniture, glass, lamps and related products, mainly for the home. Works with Fritz Hansen, Fredericia Furniture, Nils Holger Moormann, LightYears, Holmegaard, Muuto, Georg Jensen Damask, B&O, Chevalier, Japan Creative, Iittala, Actus Japan, Duravit, Nikari and others. She has received a number of awards including the E. Kold Christensen’s Award of Honour, Finn Juhls Architectural Prize 2007, Kunstpreis Berlin 2008, Bruno Mathsson Prize 2009, the Crown Prince Couples Cultural Award 2014, IF award, Red Dot Award, Danish Design Prize. Recently appointed Designer of the Year 2018 by Maison&Objet, Paris.