The Workshop Chair, designed by Copenhagen-based designer Cecilie Manz for Muuto, captivates with its minimalist elegance and clean design language.
The combination of a thin back shell and a slightly curved seat gives the chair its distinctive appearance and a new perspective on archetypal Scandinavian design. The Workshop Chair is crafted using traditional techniques, with a focus on meticulous craftsmanship and special details. The frame and legs are made of sturdy solid wood, while the seat and backrest are made of compression-molded, laminated veneer. The result is a chair that convinces both aesthetically and functionally.
The Workshop Chair is available in two color variants: oak and black. Both variants impress with their natural choice of materials and the use of water-based lacquers. Particularly in the oak version, slight color variations may occur due to the material properties – a sign of the individuality and naturalness of this design piece.
Born in Denmark in 1972, Cecilie Manz is an award-winning designer working in furniture, glass, lighting, and ceramics. She graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and the University of Art and Design in Helsinki. Since establishing her own studio in Copenhagen in 1998, Cecilie Manz has received numerous awards, and her works are sold and exhibited worldwide.
Cecilie Manz’s artistic work is characterized by the search for simplicity, by working on a pure, aesthetic, and functional object. With the Workshop Chair, she has created a chair that captivates with its minimalist elegance and unconventional formal language.
Aesence is an independent art and design publication dedicated to minimalist aesthetics. Founded out of a deep appreciation and fascination, Aesence aims to promote awareness and appreciation of minimalism in art and design.