A treasure trove of insightful content on Asian art, design, and heritage alongside behind-the-scenes interviews with brand partners.
Based in Hangzhou, SOZEN Create is a contemporary home and lifestyle brand focusing on the craft of bamboo. SOZEN Create designs are imaginative, fusing traditional material science with technology to create high-quality artwork furnishings that fit the modern home.
Founded in 2003, DATON POTTERY aims to inherit and innovate Chinese culture, fulfill the balance between art and life along with environment and soul, and present oriental and internal life aesthetics.
A graduate from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Xiao Tianyu is committed to finding better ways to integrate local culture and his own aesthetic. He believes that collaborating with craftspeople is crucial for design because failing to consult craft heritage compromises the quality of the final product and how it is made.
Shuchang Liu, founder of DUYIYAO, is a ceramist based in Jingdezhen, China. He combines the ancient techniques of ceramic making with innovation, paying attention to the details of the outlines and the supple texture of the glaze on every object.
Ne Muni, established by heritage brand Mr. Salik Nepal Concept, was founded in 2018 as a retail platform for pashmina / cashmere wares and merchandise, handmade jewelry, fashion accessories, as well as wellness accessories, such as singing bowls and spa equipment.
“Vermillion is a powerhouse with the vision and professionalism to bring values to both customers and partners. As a brand partner, we find the passion of their leadership inspiring. The whole team pulls in a wealth of expertise, and is able to elevate product and brand values of the curated Asian designed products by pinpointing their story and crystalizing the essence features of the individual product. Their global online platform encompasses a diverse collection of exquisite products, enabling one-stop shop for busy and discerning customers.
Vermillion has a unique positioning and is one of a kind in the market.”
Tai Ping Carpets, Asia
“Vermillion has been an excellent and innovative partner. Their ability to help navigate the current global supply chain constraints and ship a tailored product solution on time and on budget speaks to the strength and potential of their platform. Now more than ever, the marketplace needs dynamic product solutions, and we are very excited about Vermillion's solution.”
Founder & CEO, Nickson Living
“The Vermillion team understood the needs of The Great Room to be a contemplative place of work, a conduit of social connections, and a space of inspiration all at once, and thoughtfully curated each product to fit our style and budget. The team worked in collaboration with the designers to facilitate customizations to align with mood boards for key areas. The products were sourced and installed in time for the launch despite a tight timeline.”
Co-Founder & CEO of The Great Room
“Asian creative design and manufacturing capabilities are undeniably world class. I believe our emerging 'Asian Story' - with our unique, distinct and culturally diverse brands and products - is simply waiting to 'wow' consumers around the world. Fundamental to this 'Asian Story' is a world class platform such as Vermillion - which empowers our regional talent with the right business opportunities and industry reach to showcase their incredible value to the right audiences. Together, Vermillion will become the future one-stop online destination for nurturing premium and luxury Asian brands.”
Eric Ka-Cheung Li
Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Business Administration, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
“Vermillion introduces pieces to buyers that are special and unique. It is always a pleasure to browse through their curated collections, and so easy to make an instant purchase. The Vermillion team is phenomenal in handling all client service curve balls, whether it is for special requests, customizations, or cross-border logistics. My purchase experience has been excellent. Vermillion is a bridging platform that is much needed in Asia's creative scene. I am very proud to see Vermillion’s efforts to connect outstanding Asian design to the world. #AsianPride”
Asian Design Patron
“The Vermillion platform and the team behind made my shopping experience for distinctive Asian products hassle-free. Not only is there a wide array of fine products selection but also each piece is connected to a part of Asian heritage. There's truly a piece for everyone who looks for something with meaningful value.”
Senior Vice President, SML Group
“Working with Vermillion is a breath of fresh air. Their team brings a new perspective to projects that creates an important overlay to the design purpose and deepens meaning by connecting to a sense of place. Creating unique stories plays such an important role in crafting meaningful and human centric design outcomes. Working with the Vermillion team makes this possible, by enabling new perspectives in the design process. The curatorial overlay with artwork, object placement and styling becomes an integral part of the project, not an add on, nor an afterthought.”