Manuel Derler is a French industrial and interior designer based in Guangzhou China and France.
He studied at Strate Collège in Paris and graduated in 2003 after an exchange program in Japan at Tokyo Communication Arts – TCA with a Master degree of design.
He feeds his creativity through his curiosity about the world and people around him; his work is to adapt his design to the specificity of the context, the cultural tradition, the economic aspects and method of production. In his designs, he seek poetic inspiration that invoke an emotional connection between people and their environments, objects and places that blur the borders between people.
At his early career, Manuel worked on some advanced projects at Peugeot, Citroën and Faurecia in automotive design for a while to enrich his global design experience.
As merchandising designer in 2004, working with brands in the luxury, cosmetics as l’Oréal, Lancôme, Darphin , before moving to China in 2007, where he was product designer at Zoo Design Ltd, designing Electronics Products and Home Appliances for USA and European market.
After having designed the well-known and prestigious place, such as The Lang Club, The Moment Club, as well as Model-Apartment, Model-rooms, Hotel and Resort, during his time at Métis Agency since 2008 at Guangzhou, which he was the co-founder, Manuel decided to challenge himself again in 2013 and creates his design Studio ColinDerler Design in Guangzhou and in parallel, he leads personal projects.