Cecilie Manz, Piedestal

Snedkernes Efterårsudstilling 2021

On Snedkernes Efterårsudstilling 2021 (Cabinetmakers Autumn Exhibition) Cecilie Manz and Fredericia presents the multifunctional design called Piedestal.


Piedestal is an experimental project rooted in the theme of appreciation. The hollow base, crafted from ash, can be used for storage whereas the metal tray on top is meant as a feature where one can exhibit a cherished item. When designing Piedestal Manz and Fredericia focused on how one should value the things we surround ourselves with and shine a light on the things we hold dear.

Fredericia’s premiere collaboration with Manz was in 2004 on the occasion of Snedkernes Efterårsudstilling. Fredericia’s Head of Design Rasmus Graversen about the new collaboration:

“Snedkernes Efterårsudstilling is a great opportunity to engage in a more experimental collaboration between the manufacturer and designer. A collaboration where you don’t have to consider the same aspects as when collaborating on a commercial project. Our journey with Cecilie is rooted in Snedkernes Efterårsudstilling, so it was a perfect chance to create yet another SE-project together on their 40th anniversary.”

The exhibitor’s assignment was to interpretate this year’s theme Time & Etiquette and incorporate it into the usage of the furniture, its shape, or the social context.

Piedestal can be experienced at the exhibition Snedkernes Efterårsudstilling at Sophienholm Kunsthal, Denmark, from November 6th, 2021 - January 2nd, 2022.