Liam Gawne – Miele

Liam Gawne – Miele

Liam Gawne was born in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal and grew up in Kloof, north of Durban. After finishing school he took a gap year in London, which was to prove pivotal in his professional career before returning to Johannesburg where he has lived ever since. He...
Philip Richards – blu_line

Philip Richards – blu_line

Philip Richards recalls: ‘The road to blu_line began over 15 years ago. The company was formed by my brother and myself in the basement flatlet of our parents’ home. I was 18 at the time, finishing up my final matric exams and my brother was a computer programmer who...
Nello Palomba – Cattelan Italia

Nello Palomba – Cattelan Italia

Signor Palomba was in South Africa recently to visit Sandton-based Cattelan stockist p.Maldini. His overview on Cattelan and where it is in the international marketplace is enlightening. He says: ’A family controlled company, Cattelan is now one of the largest Italian...
Elitza Giorgia – Poltrona Frau

Elitza Giorgia – Poltrona Frau

Elitza Giorgia is the Poltrona Frau Dealer Principal in South Africa whose flagship store is in Cape Town. She was born and educated in Sofia, Bulgaria before moving to South Africa with her architect husband, George Giorgio. She recalls: ‘I became enamoured by myself...