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5 minutes with Manifestodesign

Manifestodesign, founded in 2006 by Tonuccidesign, is an Italian brand that renders natural materials that are processed in the least invasive manner. Their intent is to tangibly promote the culture of the project, respecting both nature and humanity, fusing design and manufacturing processes.

What or who are your sources of inspiration?

Our biggest inspiration comes from the Design masters of the past and nature.

Talk us through your creative process, from the initial idea to the realization of the product?

Manifestodesign always starts with an idea; then, we go on to make the first drafts and models up to the prototype. Finally, we revise and make the proper adjustments before realizing the final product.

Reverso, 2017, Textile, 54cm x 40cm x 44cm

How do you think contemporary design and art intercept?

Design and Art meet because, of course, they’re both contemporary. Most of the time, they can also coincide, but that’s not our case. We rarely make unique pieces since we try to pursue production and industrialized logic, but always keeping craftsmanship as our polar star.

What materials are the most rewarding to work with and why?

For us, it is always a pleasure to work with any kind of natural material because we know we are respecting nature and its laws.

What do you consider to be your greatest challenge when it comes to the production process?

Our biggest challenge is to try to build fruitful collaborations with highly professional counterparts.

Gaudì, 2005, Wood, Glass, 156cm x 76cm x 156cm

In your opinion, what is the mark of a successful design piece?

A successful product, in my opinion, is designed in a one-of-a-kind way while maintaining great quality.

What impact do you seek to provide with your designs?

I would like to leave people in awe by the product’s beauty and the environmental attention behind it.

What do you value the most in the world of functional design?

 I think the quality of the materials is the one thing I value most.

Otto Screen, 2017, Textile,Wood, Steel, Leather, 73cm x 173cm x 30cm

What major milestones have you crossed as a designer as of recent? How have you grown and what have you learnt?

I am most proud of seeing our products being used in unique and beautiful spaces realized by great Architects and Designers.

Are there any contemporary designers you have discovered lately whose work you admire?

 Jin Kuramoto

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