Cecilie Manz, Danmark
14 products of 5 manufacturers.
A tabletop and three legs. No screws, no hinges, nothing fancy. The award-winning Micado table is completely pure in its expression-and typical of the design of its young but already internationally renowned creator, Cecilie Manz.
"I like to emphasise spontaneity and simplicity. My way of working is firstly to keep a completely open mind about the concept, for example "table". I go to great lengths to uncover what functions a table has to fulfil. I let my ideas run wild in the beginning but then as they begin to take shape, I begin to minimise as much as possible,"explains Manz.
Manz is the daughter of two potters and grew up respecting handicrafts. She loves working in wood and originally wanted to be a cabinet maker. "Instead, I have developed a mutually inspiring collaboration with someone who makes my prototypes for me. This allows me to focus my energy on other things,"she says. Even though Micado in many ways is a departure from classic Danish design she can imagine her creation standing next to classic Danish furniture.
"Today, people are open to combining the new with the old. I can easily imagine Micado as the new joker in a beautiful home-nudging up against a black Børge Mogensen sofa."