We passionately live by these principles to guide our narrative & inspire others to contemplate purpose and meaning.

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- Adrian

designer, maverick & founder

Adrian Lombard

Adrian is the Founder and Host of the De Kleine Prince concept. His expertise range from lifestyle product design to personal branding, combining fast-paced, high-level intellectual thought with authentic and soulful talent. As a business executive with extensive experience in retail and corporate environments, Adrian founded several South African lifestyle brands, including Essential Earth Global, Essential Life, and Cape Fynbos Tea Ceremony. They have all showcased South African design in a global context. The highly specialised branding company he runs, Essential Curiosity, has served clients over the past 25 years in the retail, hospitality, residential, and corporate markets. Adrian is a pioneer in distilling a brand’s essence and translating it into its unique identity. His visionary mind and earthed creative abilities are what gave the breath of life to De Kleine Prince.

#fun facts: creative conductor (directing the magic of soul intention), adventurer and sailor, piano playing singer, nature loving bundu basher, bonsai pruner & dachshund dad.

#dreams: to create experiences for life to be celebrated, a personal growth creative center, showcasing the best of South African design and manufacturing talent, to be an eternal student & an intentional natural creative teacher.

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