Considered a lucky number in Chinese and other cultures, Eight Restaurant represents Spier’s closed-loop approach to business. The number 8 signifies balance, cycles, harmony, infinity and abundance; all which captures the essence of the experience.
Wonder Marthinus (born: 1967) can be likened to a phoenix rising from the ashes. Initially a dancer, his life descended into chaos after a tragic accident left him severely injured. Unable to dance, and battling alcoholism, he eventually found himself living like a hermit on the slopes of Table Mountain. In 1995, a chance meeting with an artist at a soup kitchen led him to Greatmore Studios where his art career began in earnest.
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