For more than 30 years, Manuela-Federica‘s talent in design has ensured her a unique position in the world of luxury goods. Her Designwork has a global presence since more than 20 years and is sold in more than 25 countries. Manuela-Federica, who specially works in the field of design rugs, corporate scarfs, ties and luxury porcelain succeeded to make the courageous link between « corporate » and « design ». Her excellent understanding about how to match these two worlds together in keeping the creative level at it highest is unique and offers her clients art, use and business in one.
Daughter of the writer Federica de Cesco, Manuela-Federica created the agency iSHONi in 1996. The word iSHONi means "together" in Japanese, and "beautiful" in the language of the Navajo Indians.
Manuela-Federica has been supported in her career as a designer by HERMES (Paris) since the age of sixteen. In 2012, she designed for NESTLE the scarf and tie collection "NESTLE - THE WONDERS OF THE WORLD".
In 2014, iSHONi realised the shop-products for the ACROPOLIS MUSEUM in Athens / Greece. In 2016 she created the Corporate design “RANDOM” for OMEGA for the new MOUCHARABIEH (outside building façade) of the OMEGA Boutique at Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris. OMEGA also uses that design for displays and marroquinerie, as well as for the official OMEGA scarfs and ties where iSHONi became their official supplier. From 2016, Manuela-Federica has been annually entrusted by the german Porcelain Manufacturer ROSENTHAL to design the series of the “CHINESE ZODIAC”, mostly sold in Asia, as well as the new Christmas Dinnerware 2018 “YULE” what has successfully been launched in spring at MAISON & OBJET in Paris.
In 2018, Manuela Federica was hired by TISSOT Watchmaker to illustrate the new TISSOT LOOKBOOK.
In the field of corporate- & designer carpets, Manuela became worldwide known within professionals since 2002, when her collections yearly were selected to adorn the Mainhall “FLOORFORUM” at DOMOTEX - Show in Hannover. From 2008 to 2012, Manuela-Federica was living in New York where she designed rugs for ABC CARPET&HOME (Broadway) who repeatedly advertised her work in magazines such as Interior Design Magazine and HALI MODERN.