She studied at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan. She was an Enzo Mari’s assistant and she has been in Armani Casa’ staff. She currently lives in Rome, where she worked as consultant for RAI and she has been dedicated both design product and interior for commercial activities.
With Riccardo Forti, in 2013 she opened Spot, gallery of vintage and contemporary design.
Manuela started her collaboration with Roberto Hoz and Marta Bernstein with the role of tutor. After this first step, she decided to design few products for the opening collection of the company. This decision is driven by her desire to satisfy the concrete needs of her clients.