. Manuel Saez | Originally from Argentina, Manuel studied architecture at Argentina’s Universidad Nacional de Tucuman.  He graduated with Honors from the University of Bridgeport with a B.S. in Industrial Design, as well as a Masters in Technology Management.  Manuel also holds an Executive Certificate in Strategy and Innovation from M.I.T.

Prior to opening manuelsaez ltd. in 2008, Manuel established the multi- disciplinary in-house design team at Humanscale and served as Design Director there.  He designed several award- winning products for both Humanscale and external clients such as GE and Fellowes.

Manuel also worked at Timex Corporation as well as the consulting offices of Anderson Design and Product Ventures with clients including Intel, Gateway, Black & Decker, Shell, and Procter & Gamble.

His work has been featured in Metropolis, Fast Company, Landscape Architecture, Innovation, Architecture, Buildings, Surface, Contract, ID magazine, and the New York Times.  He is also extremely active in the design community, writing a regular expert blog in Fast Company.

Manuel’s designs have won more than sixty design awards in the US and abroad, including Best of NeoCon Gold, CES honoree, the Chicago Atheneum Good Design Award, the iF Product Design Award, and the Product Designer of the Year Award by the International Design Awards (iDA).