The story of amaï
Both Ina and Ingrid worked as designers, met in HCMC, and 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 a family of their own, they take importance in creating items which enrich everyday life. It is no use to introduce a product to the market only to look at. We like our products to be touched and used, preferably at a daily base and not only for special occasions.
The brand name amaï means ‘wow’ in Antwerp, where the two founders come from. ‘Amai’ is emphasizing an emotion. The two dots on the ‘i’ represent both names. This little extra dot is like the icing on the cake!
Ingrid Ploem (Dutch) Well experienced in product development, quality control and graphic design. Has lived in Asia for over nineteen 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 violin-player to an interior designer and stylist. Enjoying motherhood (3) still gives her plenty of energy to be creative and full of ideas.