The Taburet stool by Cecilie Manz reveals a versatile design highlighting beauty in precision craftsmanship.
Taburet is a design that demands absolute precision. Made with uncompromising craftsmanship and a keen eye for detail, Cecilie Manz’s latest design for Fritz Hansen profiles her journey as a designer, demonstrated in purist lines pared back to their essence, and refined craft.
The aesthetically compelling Taburet is crafted in FSC™-certified solid wood with visible grain. Carefully shaped into elliptical forms offset by angular lines that make it an intriguing and attractive addition to lounge and dining spaces, its subtly concaved seat ensures a restful seating position, while it is the attention to detail that sets Taburet apart from its peers: seamless joints, perfectly balanced dimensions, and meticulously aligned grain patterns.
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.