Luiz Silva founded Saccaro USA, a leading designer and manufacturer of artisanal Brazilian indoor and outdoor home furniture, in 2006. In 2011, he and wife Katia Silva brought Saccaro USA to Miami with a flagship, 12,000 square foot showroom in Midtown and in 2015 opened a second South Florida location in Doral, Fla. A native of Brazil, Silva graduated from Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo, receiving a degree in production engineering which served as a foundation for his career in the furniture and interior design industry. In Brazil, he worked in manufacturing and international trading, soon after transitioning into a role as art collector of Art Nouveau and Art Deco furniture as well as paintings from Brazilian academic painter Sérgio Ferro. In 1993, he began a successful company retailing American furniture and fabric brands including Baker Interior, Henredon Furniture and Ralph Lauren Home among others.