"OUR ULTIMATE GOAL IS TO CREATE INSPIRING AND HARMONIOUS SPACES
THAT ALLOW FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS TO FUNCTION AT THEIR VERY BEST,
WHILE MAKING LASTING MEMORIES IN THEIR HOME." —NAOMI STEIN
Originally founded in 1986 as a residential construction firm on Philadelphia’s Main Line, Design Manifest took its first steps towards becoming a full-service residential design and construction management company in 2004 when Naomi Stein joined her father Andrew’s team.
Through 12 years of working together, Naomi absorbed her father’s wealth of knowledge in high-end remodeling and added her sharp eye for luxurious finishes space planning and color that took the business to the next level. When Andrew retired in 2016, Naomi reincorporated as Design Manifest LLC, and a new chapter was born.
As Design Manifest's client base expanded beyond its roots in the Main Line into Center City and as far as the Jersey shore, Naomi was inspired to relocate and reinvent the Design Manifest offices to reflect the evolving business.
Building Bok—a former school building in South Philadelphia that is now home to a thriving community of creative entrepreneurs- was the perfect spot. Naomi and her team renovated a classroom in the building complete with a fully functioning kitchen, living and dining areas.
The new studio is a home base for client meetings with a library of finishes and materials sure to inspire. It is a design lab to stage and test ideas, and an ever-evolving theory of beautiful living.