Born in Venice in 1971, Manuel Vivian began to design at a very young age. Thanks to his family business, he became particularly interested in blown glass. Vivian went on to earn a diploma from the Venice Art institute. Following the success of his first projects in glass, Manuel enlarged his range of interest to various other fields of interior design. Manuel VivianÃï¿½ÃÂ¯Ãï¿½ÃÂ¿Ãï¿½ÃÂ½s work is created for the "Fly Design" studio which he owns and operates.
Manuel Vivian begins his designs by first observing the shapes and environment around him , using this inspiration to freehand design. Trying not to be overly influenced by trends, Vivian uses the marketplace as a stimulus to find other pathways. Manuel Vivian is attracted to natural materials but doesnÃï¿½ÃÂ¯Ãï¿½ÃÂ¿Ãï¿½ÃÂ½t use them often, as they are difficult to manipulate around his freehand designs. "Being able to see things under a new light is one of a designers greatest talents".