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“Design has to be humanistic, approachable, and casual.” Start designing with Manuel Navarro

More about Manuel Navarro

Manuel Navarro, IIDA is the Design Director for IA Interior Architects in Austin, TX. Throughout his career, Manuel has created design solutions that are innovative, provocative, and functional for a variety of Fortune 100 Technology clients, financial services clients, and building owners. In addition to workplace interiors, he has extensive experience with multi-family, high-rise residential, building redevelopment and capital improvements, and restaurant project types.

His passion for delivering inspiring spaces for his clients reflect their strategic business goals and culture, using a design process rooted in curiosity, experimentation, and problem-solving. Some of his key clients include Atlassian, Dropbox, Parkway Properties, BigCommerce, Snow Software, Wintrust Financial, Under Armour Connected Fitness, and Solarwinds.

Designer Manuel Navarro doesn’t believe in forcing anything to become something it’s not. Starting with the irregular grain structure of natural Birch, Manuel played with the scale and proportion of the visual in an almost cartoon-like fashion, letting Faux Bois tell a story of its very own.

“Traditionally with the design of LVT, we're always trying to create designs that mimic natural wood. But I thought, why not embrace the fact that it isn't real wood? Design has to be humanistic, approachable, and casual. That's what I look for when I'm purchasing items for my own home or office, and that's what I think I've accomplished with Faux Bois,” says designer Manuel Navarro.

During his free time, Manuel is actively engaged in the development of the design community, contributing and participating as a guest lecturer, critic, and mentor in the Austin, Houston, and Chicago design communities.