TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK. Meet the amazing bunch of people who make up Team Knox! Trained, mentored and encouraged by Bruce and Justine over the years and a key ingredient of Knox business success!
Justine is the director and head interior designer at Knox Design and her universe is a multi-coloured one. Her interior design projects and the store itself provide endless opportunities for her to bring flair and style to spaces and homes allowing her to use her talent in many different ways. As the founder of Knox Design, her motto is ‘failure is not an option’; perseverance, hard work and a good dose of faith are key to the success of what is today a family business, where she works alongside her two children and her husband, together with a strong team of professional staff. From her mother she inherited her stamina and resilience, and she herself exudes joie de vivre, with her love of travel, underwater life and outdoor living, art, people and learning new skills. In fact, one of her exciting plans in the near future is to organise courses to teach people what she has learnt over the years.
Bruce Knox is a director at Knox Design and the Knox troubleshooter par excellence. He loves to fix things and can tackle anything except electronics. His positive outlook on life is summarised in his motto: “Don’t put off for tomorrow what you can do today, because if you like it you can do it again”. Stemming from a lineage of Royal Navy admirals, the sea plays a major role in his life and loves. An experienced scuba diving instructor, he has travelled the world with his family plunging into oceans and seas, where his favourite creature is the octopus. When on land, he loves to ride his Harley, to enjoy good food and wine and spend time with family and friends. A true British gentleman, he has instilled the values of gallantry and integrity into his son Jack, he loves Stilton cheese and English breakfasts and British racing green is his favourite colour. He loves working side-by-side with Justine and they make a magnificent team.
Marisa is Justine’s right-hand girl, supporting Justine in the projects and learning the trade day by day. She also helps run the social media side of the business. She has a happy disposition and loves all types of sport, from scuba diving to snowboarding, having competed in rhythmic gymnastics for many years. The discipline and hard work required for such a rigorous athletic pursuit has greatly helped her in her work. She also works occasionally as a catwalk fashion model, which has helped her overcome her shyness. She likes to dress in black, grey and white, preferring to enjoy colour in the world around her. She admires honesty, courage and boldness and is always ready to try new things and travel to new places. Of all the many countries she has visited, Cuba stands out for its colours, its music and dancing. Her ambition is to learn more from Justine, hoping to undertake her own interior design projects in the future.
Helping everyone else survive their workday, every day. This is what Deirdre, Knox Design’s Office Administrator, does and enjoys from Monday to Friday. As a mother of three, organisation, tidiness and resource planning are skills that this calm and collected lady has mastered over the years and put to good use in her job. Thirty years in Mallorca and with Irish blood running through her veins, she makes the most of island life, spending time with family and friends. Honesty and kindness are first and foremost in her book. She adores going back to Ireland, where the sound of live folk music in the pubs and the green landscape still enthral her. Future endeavours for Deirdre are ballroom dancing classes and a holiday in the Maldives.
The General Manager at Knox, he is responsible for supervising the staff and ensuring everything is running smoothly. Managing a largely female team, he is skilful in spotting and quickly solving any issues, which accounts for the happy and harmonious energy in the Knox Design Store. He is also an accomplished performer in aerial acrobatics, a skill he has perfected over many years, having worked in shows in China, Seattle and all over Spain. His love of show business is reflected in his passion for bling, feathers and baroque fabrics, although the main feature of his ideal living space would have to be high ceilings to enable him to train at home. He values perseverance and discipline and strives to be true to himself in all his endeavours. Also passionate about animals (owning a parrot and dogs) and being in nature, he would love to learn to slow down occasionally, to quieten his busy mind and stop to contemplate the magnificence of the natural landscapes of Mallorca.
Suitably portrayed lounging on garden furniture, Patri enjoys nature and outdoor living. She is the Store Manager at Knox, in charge of organising inventory and displays, supporting the sales staff and helping customers. A truly international person, boasting German, Swedish, English, Russian and Spanish heritage, she values humility and empathy above all, and carpe diem colours her approach to life. She loves to spend time with her husband, children and friends and in nature. A passionate animal lover, this pescetarian enjoys travelling, favouring cities like Paris and Barcelona and more recently has become enchanted with the rich culture and landscapes of Mexico.
This multilingual (English, Spanish, Swedish & Italian) storeroom manager has an extensive background in logistics which, as he explains, is all about fitting as much as possible into a small space, like in a Tetris game. This skill has proven invaluable both in the organisation of Knox stock in the storeroom as well as in packing delivery trucks. Raised in a very creative family (art, music, jewellery making, etc.) he learned the craft of woodwork from his grandfather and is presently making a cathouse for his daughter’s new kitten. He loves spending time with his family and is in charge of daily cooking. He is a hands-on type of guy whose dream would be to own a log cabin in the middle of a forest.
Born into the second generation of a Mallorcan family interior textile business, fabrics are in her DNA. Sales Assistant and Manager of the Fabrics section at the Knox Design Store, she is passionate about mixing and matching patterns, colours, shapes and textures to create something beautiful that makes clients happy. A true Libran, she pursues balance in all her endeavours. She loves art, Tarantino films, cats, Sinatra and travelling around the world. Her ideal home would be a boho-chic loft in Paris although she is too attached to her island, family and friends to spend too long a time away.
Juan works as a fitter for Knox, responsible for assembling furniture, putting up curtains, measuring and the like. He enjoys being on the go and this active and sporty young man would not fare well at a desk job. ‘Live and let live’ is his motto, so freedom and respect are the principles that drive him, while peace of mind is his idea of happiness. His background and interests are a testament to his extreme versatility: a degree in geology, a large variety of odd-jobs as a student, experience in archaeological digs, an active mountain biker and expert photographer. He likes to pull things apart and put them back together, finding out how they work in the process. Juan loves to travel – one of his favourite regions being Northern Italy- and hopes to visit British Columbia in the near future.
Out of all her duties as a Sales Assistant for the Knox Design Store, Laura’s favourite is keeping the shop displays pretty. As a child she chose to read Interior Design magazines over pop and fashion and her first apartment was a minimalist space in black and white with splashes of colour to suit the season; after three years with Knox, she has gradually begun to embrace bolder colour schemes. She is also a consummate people person and has worked dealing with the public in jewellers, bars and boutiques. Respect and manners are paramount for her, which she instils into her 4 year old son, Oscar.
Born in Ireland and raised in Florida, this sunny warehouse and delivery fitter has spent the last 7 years in Mallorca. He loves biking, hiking, water sports & paddle tennis and keeps hydrated throughout with cold beer. He finds that the island offers countless opportunities and excellent weather for such pursuits and outdoor living shared with wife and 7 month old baby daughter. He appreciates respect, honesty and punctuality: “5 minutes early, not 5 minutes late” is his motto. He loves working at Knox because they are ‘a good bunch of people’. His father owned a marble and tile business, so he is very familiar with the building trade, and used to making houses and making homes.
Katlin works as a sales assistant at Knox and the best aspect of her job is transforming clients’ needs and desires into actual products and solutions. She studied dance and masters all forms of ballroom and modern dance; in fact, the discipline and sense of rhythm and balance of her dance training has helped her to grasp the nuances and harmony required for designing interiors. A native Estonian, Katlin is happy in Mallorca and makes the most of its natural appeal, having recently taken up cycling. She loves travel and adventure, with future trips including a visit to the South of France and going on an African safari.
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