Pilot Turned Furniture Maker Flies High On Instinct

Cindy Malaza can best be described as “flighty”, but in the best possible sense. The 35-year-old initially qualified as a chemical engineer but soon had what she describes as a “nagging feeling” that she wasn’t doing what she was supposed to.

So she took off, quite literally, to become a pilot. Cindy loved taking to the skies, but she quickly realised that her “newfound love was not cheap”.

The solution to fund her budding career as a commercial pilot came by chance when, on a whim, she decided to upholster a chair according to a very specific look she had in mind.

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