For you who seize the dot ...
Both Ina and Ingrid got along together with a passion for creation, colour and composition. The ‘East meets West theme’ can be found in all their designs and is basicly their way of living. Having families of their own, they take importance in creating items which enrich everyday life, hence the ‘seize the day (“dot”) in the slogan. We like our products to be touched and used, preferably on a daily basis and not only for special occasions.
The brand name amaï means ‘wow’ in Antwerp (Belgium), where the two founders have their roots. ‘Amai’ is emphasizing an emotion. The two dots on the ‘i’ represent both names and add the symbolic little extra detail, or as we see it, the icing on the cake!
What all started as finding and making beautiful objects for ourselves, gradually lead to selling to friends, neighbours, friends of friends, their friends etc etc... The word was out and couldn’t be stopped. We started to get requests from the hospitality industry and are proud to be represented now in high-end resorts and restaurants in Vietnam, Singapore, Cambodia, America and hope for many to follow.
Apart from having our own conceptstore in HCMC, we also sell to retailers in Vietnam, Singapore, Australia, Japan and the Netherlands. Who’s next?
We are very interested to hear how you put a little amaï into your daily lives!
Ingrid Ploem (Dutch) Well experienced in product development, quality control and graphic design. Has lived in Asia close to twenty years, although her true home is by the canals of Amsterdam and her heart belongs to Antwerp. She is creative, innovative and has a solution to everything.
Ina Stas (Belgian) With an eye for detail and passion for design she has made her way from being a professional violinplayer to an interior designer and stylist. Enjoying motherhood (3) gives her plenty of energy to be creative and full of ideas. She simply get things done.