By Marie Kulik, Exhibitor Business Development Manager
Nat-anong Moenkanoeng of Ocean Glass, and their brand Lucaris, was our guest this week to be interviewed about IHA’s Discover Design and the industry trend-shift towards high design and fashion in home goods products. Nat-anong helps us to understand where crystal and glassware stand when it comes to design, and how it can affect your next glass of wine! Enjoy!
Marie: What is the inspiration behind the design and functionality of your products?
NM: Our products are inspired by the modern Asian cities lifestyle, Lucaris has created a new paradigm beauty, functionality and quality that perfectly complements every dining & wining occasion.
Marie: What makes a design “great”?
NM: The design of Lucaris stemware and wine accessories is a collaborative achievement between Ocean Glass, Toyo Sasaki Glass and Martin Ballendat, a multiple award-winning German designer whose works appear in portfolios of many world class brands.
Marie: How much does cost influence design?
NM: We pay close attention to cost and value.
Marie: What does your company offer the Industry?
NM: Lucaris,the Crystal of Modern Asia,celebrates the new Asian dining & wining lifestyle. The first time in Asia that crystal stemware is produced to deliver international quality, for the most enjoyable dining & wining experience.
Marie: How do you see design impacting our industry five years down the road? 10? Longer?
NM: Design has always been important to our industry .Glassmaking expertise and the most advanced glass technology from Germany brought together, have resulted in the creation of world class quality.
Marie: How much does the use or function of a product play into the design of it? Do your products follow a similar design throughout the line or does the influence differ from piece to piece?
NM: With world class quality and design, Lucaris evokes the wining senses, enabling the wine to develop its full aromas and tastes, complementing the tastes of modern cuisines, for the most fulfilling dining & wining experience.
Marie: How did the Discover Design help to expand your brand?
NM: Discover Design helps creating brand awareness among retailers within our industry.Brand awareness in retails is generally followed by brand awareness among the consumer which is the
Ultimate gold to achieve.