Emanuela Magnusson

Founder & Principal EFM Architecture + Design

Emanuela Frattini Magnusson is a Milan-born architect and designer based in New York, NY.

From 2017 through 2020 she was Design Director at The Related Companies, Hudson Yards, the largest private development in the US.

From 2013 to 2017 she has held the position of Global Head of Design at Bloomberg LP. There she worked at the intersection of design and planning to create an expression of the corporate culture that matches the mission of the company at an international scope completing in excess of 40 projects worldwide.

Prior to her work at Bloomberg LP, she was founder and principal of EFM Design, an award-winning, multi-disciplinary practice established in 1991. The firm’s output spanned architecture,  interiors,  product  design,  brand  development,  and  graphics. She has also been the founder and principal designer of Articolo, a collection of European produced furniture, the creative director of Spinneybeck leather and the founder, CEO and designer of Manù, a line of luxury leather goods. Emanuela is a Board Member and Treasurer of Operation  Design,  a  not-for-profit  that  promotes  design  education  in public schools.

Throughout her career, she has created award-winning, top-selling products for leading manufacturers, including her Propeller Tables for Knoll, and a collection of accessories sold exclusively through the Museum of Modern Art, including the best selling Sky umbrella (with Tibor Kalman). Emanuela has also served as a visiting faculty member at Parsons School of Design and at Yale University School of Architecture. Her architectural and design work has been widely published in the United States and Europe.

Trained in architecture at the Milan Politecnico, she also holds an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business.

She is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited.