Meet the Academic TeamInterior Design Department
Our educators are more than teachers. They are creative practitioners and experts in their own professions, bringing students into close contact with industry and helping students explore different job opportunities available. Collectively, their diverse backgrounds and wealth of cultural and industry knowledge translate into an added learning advantage for students.
With small class sizes, each student receives personal attention and mentoring. Lecturers are well aware of each student’s strengths and progress and help them reach for their unique potential.
Interior Design Department
After obtaining his Master in Interior Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design, Victor worked for various firms including Davis-Fuster Architects where he was involved in the creation of tropical architecture and restoration of historic buildings. Victor also worked with Francesca Russo Architect who focuses on the restoration of Historic Broadway Theatres in New York City. During this time, the firm received a New York Landmarks Conservancy Award for the restoration of the Belasco Theatre.
He was also part of the team of professors at RISD’s Interior Architecture Department. Today he shares his passion for design and teaching as he joins the team of creative practitioners at Raffles.
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Manuela has three Masters Degrees in design: Masters Degree in Accessories Design specialization in Jewelry at Domus Academy, Masters Degree of Arts in Accessories Design at the University of Wales, Masters Degree in Architecture at the University of Palermo and Masters Degree in Fashion Design at IED European Institute of Design (Milan, Italy)
Manuela was in charge of the Headpiece for Swarovski Competition during her time as a Fashion Design lecturer at ESMOD University (Kuala Lumpur Campus) — the first professional Fashion Design school in the world. As a versatile designer, Manuela has run her design brand ‘I Move In Design’ in Italy since 2009. With her academic and working experience in Italy, Brazil, Malaysia and China, Manuela aims to share her valuable knowledge, experiences, technical skills and industry connections with Raffles’ students from all over the world.