Fernando Donadel Biography – Fernando Donadel Wiki
Fernando Donadel is a Brazilian upcycler, best known for appearing in BBC’s Make It a Market and Money for Nothing. He co-founded RetroEnterior, a Windsor upcycling business, in 2018 with fellow upcycler Saurabh Kalra.
Fernando and Saurabh wanted to combine their love of travelling with their passion for sustainability, and founded RetroEnterior, giving old furniture a new lease of life with colourful, exotic artwork.
RetroEnterior sources furniture from public donations as well as charity shops, and works with Ampuri Interiors in Windsor and the Eco Action Hub in Maidenhead. The upcycling business operates from a workshop built in their home extension on evenings and weekends. The partners hope to eventually run the business full-time.
Fernando told the Maidenhead Advertiser: “We have plans to open our own store, which would promote sustainability and help people to revive their used furniture and turn them into bespoke furniture pieces. We might club it together with vegan cafe, but that’s not certain yet.”
Fernando said the best part of the upcycling process is seeing the customer’s reaction to the final look.
“We take pictures before and after so that helps us to understand what we started from and what we have achieved – and when we share this with the customers and clients, seeing their smiles really makes us feel happy,” he added. “We work well as a team.”
Fernando Donadel Make It a Market
Fernando Donadel, who is originally from Brazil, was featured on the BBC’s Make It a Market, fronted by Dom Chinea. The series follows makers including jewellers, woodworkers, potters, textilers and artists.
Fernando Donadel Money for Nothing
Fernando Donadel has been featured on the BBC’s Money for Nothing.