OUR STORY

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WHERE IT ALL STARTED

AUGUSTO DI PIETRO (FOUNDER) WAS BORN 1932 IN AVELLINO, ITALY. 
HIS INTEREST IN FURNITURE DESIGN BEGAN AT A VERY YOUNG AGE WHEN HE STARTED HIS APPRENTICESHIP AT THE AGE OF 12,  WHILE LEARNING THE TRADE, HIS PASSION FOR DESIGN DEVELOPED.  IN 1955 AT THE AGE OF 23. HE ARRIVED IN SOUTH AFRICA, AND AFTER A FEW YEARS OF WORKING FOR OTHERS, HE STARTED HIS OWN SMALL BUSINESS CORTINA WOODCRAFT AND IN DOING SO, STARTED TO MAKE A NAME FOR HIMSELF AMONGST SOME OF THE TOP ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS. THUS STARTED FAMILY AFFAIR  A TRULY FAMILY AFFAIR, PASSING ON HIS PASSION TO HIS SONS, AND THEM ON TO HIS GRAND DAUGHTER.
WITH OVER 60 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE WE CONTINUE THE FAMILY LEGACY OF MANUFACTURING LUXURY FURNITURE. OUR PIECES ARE CREATED EXCLUSIVELY FROM SUSTAINABLE TIMBERS CATERING FOR THE HOSPITALITY, CORPORATE AND RESIDENTIAL MARKETS.

FAMILY AFFAIR IS NOT ONLY INVOLVED IN MANUFACTURING WE ALSO OFFER INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR DESIGN & CONCEPT INCLUDING DECORATING. OUR PRODUCTS ARE ALL PRECISELY  MANUFACTURED, AND OUR FACTORY HAS THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY  & CNC MACHINERY.