I have lived in Thailand for almost 60 years. Over 38 years ago, I founded with my wife, Helen, our company Lotus Arts de Vivre. It was built on magnificent pieces of jewellery that took inspiration from Asian mythology and culture, with artisans seamlessly melding precious metals and jewels with organic materials such as ebony, seeds, nuts, seashell and bamboo. These pieces were – and still remain - one of a kind, breathing life into mythical beasts and ancient tales that abound in Asian culture.
The desire to share the exotic stories of Asia and my personal travel experiences is what inspired me to both create and collect unique art pieces with a distinct identity.
I travel around the world searching for inspiration in old world charms and wonderful materials to pursue those visions.
Today, with the support of my two sons, we take pride in leading and inspiring Lotus Arts de Vivre to position itself globally as a cutting-edge design atelier deeply rooted in Thai as well as Asian culture and heritage.