The Brancusi pendant meets a wide range of technical challenges with its pure, yet fully rounded form. This open pendant by Cecilie Manz is particularly well suited to open-plan spaces or large rooms with a high ceiling where it easily illuminates the entire room, complementing its dimensions with its large surface. The Brancusi pendant has a large, integrated reflector that ensures effective diffusion of the light. The shade is made of coloured polycarbonate complemented by a bottom plate of hardened glass with silkscreen print white circles softening the light.
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 aspiration 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.