Freelance commercial kitchen designer Michael Faparusi has tragically passed away after a short battle with lung cancer.
Michael died at just 44 years old, leaving behind a 10-year-old daughter.
He established his own company, MOF-Designs, last year, after stints at Nelson, Salix and Chiller Box over the past 7 years.
Michael had developed his skills in project management, commercial kitchen design and installation, estimating, building design and consultancy after being part of the first cohort in the Kitchen, Equipment Design and Production Techniques CPD course organised by CEDA, CESA (now FEA) and the FCSI in 2014.
Born in 1975 in Nigeria, Michael moved to the UK with his family when he was 8 years old. A big Tottenham Hotspur fan, he also played basketball for the Borough of Islington growing up, whilst passionately supporting the ‘Chicago Bulls’ basketball team.
He is described as “one of the hardest workers in the industry”, “a true gent” and as being sadly missed as a colleague and friend.