An Italian with a PhD in Economics, Carlo came to Cebu in 1995 as a consultant for Cebu Fil Veneer. He fell in love with the country’s natural materials and quickly moved up from consultant to the owner of CFVC. Deeper into the venture, he discovered his inherent gift in design. The Tropea Collection is the first of many designs where he utilized the natural beauty and functions of bamboo. Carlo has designed numerous collections since getting his inspiration from various sources as his place of birth, a childhood acquaintance, an elegant force of nature, a charming town from his roots, a life’s celebration. With a clientele vastly in Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and the US, hotels and homes all over the globe are practically Carlo’s showroom. What’s next for Carlo remains an everlasting guess for his close relations and business contacts.