“Sergio Mannino wears many hats as a furniture designer, craftsman, interior designer and branding agency for retail interiors.”
Sergio Mannino graduated from the University of Florence’s Architecture program and worked extensively with radical design masters Ettore Sottsass and Remo Buti. He taught interior architecture at the University of Florence for three years before moving to New York in 2001. In September 2002, he mounted a one-man show of his furniture designs, including nine built pieces and 100 watercolors, at the Memphis-Postdesign Gallery in Milan, once again under Sottsass’ supervision.From 2005 until 2008, Sergio ran the U.S. branch of Studio 63, the retail design agency behind the success of Miss Sixty and many other brands. In 2008, he founded his own architectural branding agency with the mission to help brands succeed through design innovation. Sergio is a regular contributor to Forbes with articles on retail, branding, and design.