We balance our strong background in ergonomics, observations in behavior and lifestyle with a highly developed design sensibility to create unique and engaging designs that solve problems and convey feelings.
Understanding the power of diversity and collaboration, in 2008 Manuel Saez, former Design Director at Humanscale, the world largest designer and manufacturer of ergonomic products for the office, founded manuel saez & partners enlisting a collective of expert talent from around the world. covering all creative disciplines from research, strategy, design, engineering and sourcing to graphics, brand development, user experience and new media.
We believe that balance is the key to success in life and in design. Timeless and engaging brands and products are a consequence of a calculated balance between beauty (emotion) and function (reason) in the context in which they will be used.We observe. We listen. We imagine. And more importantly, we do.
We see design as a powerful strategic tool that creates value.
We believe that great designs successfully balance both the emotional side- beauty, and the rational side- function, in the context in which they will be used.
humility The state of being humble and unpretentious. Being humble is the best predisposition to learn and teach. This allows taking and receiving of feedback in an open manner, always thinking positively and in the best interest of the group and the individual’s personal growth. A healthy dose of humility always lets you put the overall good of the team first.
candor Straightforwardness in words and message. Clear, honest communication is crucial for personal and corporate growth. Using frank, respectful language speeds and focuses any communication. Directness is a virtue.
optimism Optimists believe that people and events are inherently good and things will work out in the end. A positive attitude will always get positive results. Problems are opportunities.
ambition An eagerness or strong desire to achieve and improve on past accomplishments. Ambition is about self-growth, self-development, self-expression, and self-improvement. Ambition provides the motivation, energy and willingness to pursue goals. Without it, nothing will be accomplished.
responsibility Be accountable for a job well done. Each individual is the most qualified person to oversee their own performance. Success is tied to a sense of responsibility for things within your control.
Our studio space is located in Brooklyn, NY a one minute walk from the Greenpoint Historical District.
Perks from the location include breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline, great bars and restaurants, and easy access to airports (JFK & LGA), subways (G & L) and major highways (278 & 495).
Manuel Saez creative director
Jordi Borras product designer
Ugur Erbas mechanical engineer
Ling Hsu researcher
Brent Arnold user experience designer