Cecilie Manz (1972-) is a Danish designer known for her products with a very clean and perfectly rational style, in line with a Scandinavian tradition veering towards minimalism. Daughter of a couple of ceramists, Cecilie grew up with a great passion for the world of art, from which she often draws inspiration for her works. She started her business in Copenhagen in 1998, a year after completing her studies at the design school of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Among the numerous awards won during her activity, particular mention should be made of the 2014 Kronprinspaarets for design, awarded by the Crown Prince to the Danish throne, and the recognition as "Designer of the Year" at the 2018 Maison & Objet fair. Among her numerous collaborations, it is important to underline those with many of the most important Scandinavian brands such as Fritz Hansen, Muuto, Fredericia, Nikari and Offecct, with important German brands such as Duravit, Nils Holger Moormann and Gloster. The zen serenity that can be felt from her furniture has also made her one of the few Western designers to work frequently with Japanese brands, designing for example chairs for the Maruni brand and table accessories for the 1916 / Arita brand.