Lots of promising new designers have seen their careers fostered here, and La Manufacture du Design is dedicated to the task of winning their creative talent a wider audience by developing new furniture collections with them. Its 600m² showroom in the heart of Paris also gives them a space to express their identity. It is a great design ally to architects and businesses looking for furniture collections that combine good looks with high functionality on behalf of corporate and public sector clients.
La Manufacture du Design is home to sophisticated products that aren’t afraid to be different. The story behind these truly singular items is intricately linked to the way it collaborates with its supported designers. La Manufacture du Design has an eye for detail by nature, and it pays close attention to the materials and finishing touches in its collections. It can even sometimes flirt with provocative designs and is keen to create a reaction and an emotional experience. It makes bringing emotionally evocative furniture into the world a point of honour.
For La Manufacture du Design , value isn’t only about aesthetics. The retailer places great importance on how every item of furniture is used, with each one being designed to meet architects’ needs in terms of soundproofing, customisation and shared spaces. This makes the retailer unique and much sought-after among property project leaders.
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Fred Rieffel opened his Strasbourg-based design studio in early 1998.
Ever since, he has developed collaborations with several renowned retailers and makers in France and further afield, including Cinna, RocheBobois, Pianca and Habitat. Frenzy is not his style – instead, he prefers to focus on details and functionality. In an era of speed and short attention spans, Fred Rieffel wants products which have a sense of history, but which will also last into the future.
His accolades include the Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum, the Red Dot design award in Germany, and several VIA certifications, but he has also taken part in many collective exhibitions in France and overseas. Some of his pieces are included in the Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, in Paris, while others are in the Chicago Athenaeum design and architecture museum.