Dubbed The Needle in the Haystack, the exhibition acts as an in-depth experience of Manz’ design process; from sketches over models and prototyping to the final object, spanning the entire breadth of industrial design across furniture, lighting, accessories, cutlery and even a bathtub. At the heart of the exhibition lies Manz’ Workshop Chair, designed for Muuto.
“I’ve always believed that you shouldn’t be afraid of doing something that’s quiet; something that isn’t about making noise in one way or the other. That’s where the initial idea for the Workshop Chair came from,” says Manz and adds: “The original design was made in Oregon Pine. It’s one of my favorite materials to work with. It is at once soft, light and warm and follows the ideas of silent expressionism in the Workshop Chair.”