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...
Brian Slavin – Slavin & Co

Brian Slavin – Slavin & Co

Brian Slavin was born and educated in the UK and after grammar school he attended a two year Fine Art course in Cheshire, learning the basic fundamentals of painting and sculpture. He recalls: ‘This included the principles of drawing and the understanding of both line...