ONCE UPON A TIME
Before establishing Casa Botelho, João Botelho enjoyed a career in global luxury retail for over 22 years, beginning his journey in sales for a prestigious Brazilian brand in his hometown, Belo Horizonte. With an ambition to explore the world, João decided to move to Europe in 1994, choosing London as his new home. Since then, João has worked for Harvey Nichols, Nicole Farhi and Jasper Conran, opening Jasper Conran’s flagship Mayfair store in 2004. He joined Donna Karan New York in 2000 and has held several senior positions including, Director of Retail, Senior Director of Retail and Wholesale, and UK Managing Director for both Retail & Wholesale.
Having worked with iconic homeware designers and travelled around the globe, João has witnessed style at its best, experienced exquisite architecture and gained an abundance of interiors knowhow, inspiring him to explore different sides of his creative personality through ‘design’.