Thai style contemporary mix
Combining two elements that do not mix is one of the design characteristics of Thai product designer Tony Suppattranont, founder of Thann-Oryza in Thailand. Suppattranont, who designs Asian-inspired home spa and skin care products for distribution in more than 30 countries, said he was not sure of his signature design but 'many people say I always combine two different things that should not be together into my design. It could be modern fabric mixed with antique fabric, or a modern glass bottle in traditional bamboo trunk packaging'.
Thann-Oryza manufactures natural skin care products under the name Thann using a clean modern design which emphasises Thailand's rich cultural arts and crafts. 'I design Thann products to suit contemporary lifestyles. But to stay close to nature is also what consumers are looking for. Peace of mind is what they need,' Suppattranont said. 'We offer what customers need and use creativity as an additional benefit to create 'wants'. I always support the concept of 'form follows function'.'
He said Thann offered a range of face and body care products that people needed to use on daily basis. 'We offer high quality products at reasonable prices so that many consumers can enjoy the products every day,' said Suppattranont, who spoke at the Business of Design Week 2007 forum yesterday. He said it was a rare opportunity to gather so many great designers from different parts of the world at the event.