A year later, Mansfield Electric Locations (MEL) was incorporated to fill the growing demand for these novelty miniature “electrical location illusions” — the precursor to what is now commonly known as a “website”.
MEL, which was later renamed “Cuban Council” due to the founder's love of rum & fine cigars, suffered a devastating blow when Mansfield passed away from the scarlet fever in 1946, and was forced to close its doors shortly thereafter.
Cuban Council, as we know it today, was revived in January 2002 by Michael Buzzard, Michael Schmidt and Toke Nygaard, in the spirit of Sir Mansfield's original guiding principles: Attention to Detail and Pride in the Craft.
As all three founders had served time in the inner machinery of large bureaucracies, the concept behind “The New Cuban Council” is a direct reaction to that; the focus shall never be on exponential growth and factory-style production, but rather on creating highly detailed, bespoke design & development solutions.
Our company philosophy is that “one size doesn't fit all” and that permeates every decision we make — from the people we hire, to the clients we work with and the tools we use in our daily working life.