Name: Ian Frederick Wright
Job Title: Managing Director
A bit about me… I’m really passionate about design and what makes people tick
Some interesting facts… I was brought up in South Africa as a kid (I went to the South African Grand Prix at the age of 1!). I came back to the UK in the early 70’s and was lucky enough to get a job in a design studio. I became the official photographer for Sunderland AFC from 1978-1994. I met Norman Wisdom and wore Bob Stokes’ famous tracksuit and mac from the 1973 cup final. I’ve been the MD at Rufus since 1988. I love retail anthropology and Interior Design. I own a classic 1962 Vespa which is the same age as me – but in much better nick.
Music Anything from Miles Davis and Frank Sinatra to Ice Cube, Dave Brubeck, Prince and The Beatles…..and everything in between!
Bands I’ve seen AC/DC, Rush, Saxon, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Billie Joel, Bruno Mars, Oasis, The Stones, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Mumford & Sons, Alexander O’Neal, Thin Lizzy, Scorpions, Kasabian, J.Geils Band, George Thorogood and the Delaware Destroyers, Michael Buble, Simply Red
Books The Tipping Point (Malcolm Gladwell)
Films The Incredibles, The Great Escape, Bullit, Goodfellas, Iron Man, Enter the Dragon, Terminator
People W.C Fields, Bruce Lee, Dean Martin, Frank Lloyd Wright, Steve McQueen, my dad,
Drink Copious amounts of coffee