All the items, Cecilie Manz has created for the Accessories collection, are produced in Seto, Japan. The area of Seto is considered the heart of the Japanese tradition for crafting earthenware. The area is known for its ferrous clay and the high content of iron ensures a certain quality, adding a unique touch to the collection of ceramics. In 2016, Fritz Hansen Accessories was born. Ever since, the most stunning vases, amazing pillows and much more have added another dash of beauty to beautiful homes. Accessories enhances the Fritz Hansen collection and enrichens it with accessories for the design savvy and quality oriented home.
Cecilie Manz was born in the Odsherred region of Denmark. As the child of parents occupied with art and design, designing always formed a natural part of her life. She chose design as her living when she began studying at the Danish School of Design in 1992. Her great interest for function and conceptualization took her further as an exchange student to Helsinki where she attended the Finnish University of Art and Design. In 1998, a year after she graduated from the Danish School of Design she started her own studio, Manz Lab, the centre of her work ever since. Already, Cecilie Manz has exhibited all over the world and is permanently represented in the exhibitions of MOMA and the Danish Design Centre. She has been lectured and awarded several significant prizes for her conceptual design. "I work with things that have a meaning to me. My general idea is always to have a clear argument legitimizing the designs that I make. Function is essential, and if I cannot formulate a good reason for a new product, it is better to refrain from making it" - Cecilie Manz.