While Manuel has his own office in the city, he saves much of his most creative work for his home studio, away from constant interruptions. “To be frank, I loathe an office environment,” Manuel says, who shares this house with his young family. “I always knew, even before I started to design this house, that it had to include a personal studio, a space where I could bring clients in for a more personal interaction. But this place also gives clients a strong idea of my aesthetic,” Manuel says, who also finds it easier to explain the materials, finishes and, importantly, the type of spaces he has in his home.
Manuel’s love of nature comes across to those who visit, with many artefacts and objects found in the outdoors and collected over many years displayed on various surfaces, such as a coffee table in the living area.