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Fritz Hansen’s Balance rug plays with decorative colour blocks in different shapes, creating a three-dimensional, tactile design. Cecilie Manz drew inspiration for the rug from her own studio: the rug’s pattern depicts shadows cast on the floor, her own drawings as well as geometric paper cut-outs arranged in piles on her desk. Hand-tufted in India, the Balance rug is both visually and tactually interesting.

Fritz Hansen

Balance rug, 103 x 130 cm

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Material
100% wool
Colour
Black, nude, yellow
Length
130 cm
Width
103 cm

Cecilie Manz

Cecilie Manz (b. 1972) is a Danish designer who studied at the Danish Design School with additional studies at the University of Art and Design Helsinki. Cecilie Manz has designed furniture, glass, lamps and related products. In addition to her work with industrial products, her experimental prototypes and more sculptural one-offs make up an important part of her work and approach. For Cecilie Manz function is essential when designing: if a good reason for a new product cannot be formulated, it is better to refrain from making it. Cecilie Manz has designed for brands such as Lightyears, Fritz Hansen, Nikari and Muuto.

For Lightyears she has designed the Caravaggio series of lamps. The main idea behind the Caravaggio series was to create a simple, soft design for small and large pendants. For Lightyears she created also the Mondrian series of lamps. In her development of the lamp series Mondrian, the driving force for the designer was minimalist design. Cecilie Manz has exhibited all over the world and is permanently represented in the exhibitions of the MoMA and the Danish Design Centre. She has been lectured and awarded several significant prizes for her conceptual design.

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