Before founding Casa Botelho, João Botelho enjoyed a 22 year career in global luxury retail, beginning his journey in sales for a prestigious Brazilian brand in his hometown, Belo Horizonte. With the ambition to explore the world and travel, he decided to move to Europe in 1994, making London his new home. Since then he 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, he has experienced style at its best, learned exquisite architectures and gained interiors’ knowhow, inspiring him to explore different sides of his creative personality through the redesign of a space.