Design should never receive greater focus than the light
itself. This is the message from the Danish designer, Cecilie Manz.
This positive conviction stems from her upbringing in a creative
environment of artists and craftsmen. Her interest in design and
materials brought her to Danmarks Designskole (the Danish School of
Design), where she studied a curriculum of furniture and
implements. Her determination to explore function and ability to
think conceptually was sharpened further during a period of study
in Helsinki. Today in her own design studio, Cecilie Manz strives
to combine conceptualism with the Danish penchant for durable
materials and sublime, craftsman-like finish.
An innovative fire and sense of detail express themselves in
Cecilie Manz's lighting designs for Lightyears. As she puts it, new
products should either be innovative and rejuvenating, or offer
improvement, in order to earn recognition. Thus, she has done her
utmost to develop designs that do not steal attention from the
light, but ensure that function always prevails.