The design of a light should never shine brighter 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, 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 finish. An innovative fire and sense of detail express themselves in Cecilie Manz's lighting designs. As she puts it, new products should either be innovative and rejuvenating or offer improvement. Thus, she has done her utmost to develop designs that do not steal attention from the light, but ensure that function always prevails.