Cecilie Manz debuts four rug designs for Fritz Hansen

Danish designer Cecilie Manz debuts four rug designs for Fritz Hansen, in collaboration with cctapis.

Cecilie Manz approached the assignment of doing rugs like she approaches a composition on canvas; outlined concepts as collages with paper, before the ideas were transformed to warm, wool material with tactility.

‘I love working with colours. It feels almost healthy because it’s connected to joy. Nevertheless, I often end up using hues of greys and very down-toned nuances you would find in nature during autumn/winter, or at sea. But living only in pale tones would be horrible to me. You need some stronger tones here and there. With these rugs, the woollen textile material is perfect for deep, intense colour tones. It has depth and rich variation to it.’

Various tufting heights within each design make these rugs subtly three dimensional and tactually interesting. Each rug is hand tufted in India and coloured with acid-free dye.

‘It was important to me that the rugs could go with Fritz Hansen’s more classic pieces as well as the contemporary collection. The large, calm carpet in colourless tones creates a quiet space together with a couple of poufs or an iconic chair. The small carpets with intense colour do well alone, like a colour spill on the floor,’ says Manz.