The Founder

For more than 25 years, Swiss-Italian accessory and product designer Manuela-Federica is working for international clients. The good price-performance ratio of iSHONi allows personalized corporate gifts and merchandising items that convey high quality. Her work has been present worldwide for over 20 years. Accessory designers set trends in fashion accessories, interior design, gifts, corporate gifts, corporate and merchandising items, and create retail collections. They have a thorough knowledge of the industry, production and business, as well as in color theory and related computer software and they have to have a proven talent in illustration to be able to face the international concurrence. Manuela-Federica who specialise in the field of accessories, rugs, corporate scarfs, ties, client gifts and porcelain successfully succeeds to make the 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, personalisation, use and business in one.

The daughter of novelist Federica de Cesco founded 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. iSHONI blog