For Sergio Mannino, principal at Sergio Mannino Studio, design is all about passion. And being Italian, design is in his blood. Sergio believes that successful retail design is greater than the sum of its parts. Having completed over 250 stores world-wide (from New York to Shanghai), he knows that retail environments have to entice, excite, reassure, and accommodate a wide variety of desires and expectations.
First and foremost, a retail environment has to create a thematic experience for a shopper. That’s where the firm’s multi-focused sensibilities come into play, utilizing lighting, furniture, installations, and customized flooring, in settings where spring can turn to summer, day changes to night, and empty suddenly starts to fill. Mannino hopes that his designs are as dynamic as life itself. Clients include: Vince Camuto, Prada, Jessica Simpson, Miu Miu, and Lexus.