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19 May, 2020

Longhouse was nominated!


Longhouse has been a popular workplace solution and won the “Kapok Product Design Award” since it was launched in 2019. Recently, Alibaba becomes the first to experience this amazing product. Let’s take a look at the design story of Longhouse.

Once we mention Longhouse, we have to give tremendous credits to its designer – Mr. Marc Fong. In an interview with INTERNI, Mr. Marc Fong, the Design Director of Lamex, discuss how office furniture can satisfy the physical and emotional needs of human, and how Longhouse adapts over times.

Q: As a product designer, how are your dynamic work and life background affecting your designs?

A: Design is more than just creating beautiful things, but also about solving problems and capturing the pulse of the modern community. While I was travelling, I purchased and used many different things. All the things I used seemed to be my eyes to see the world from different angles. Because I speak different languages, I am able to get in touch with those details and cultural clues that are always forgotten by people. When I was young, I experienced an emotional dilemma. I felt thankful to get sympathy and encouragement from peers. It taught me the importance of kindness and sincerity. Kindness and sincerity are guiding me for the creative works. As a designer, I always ask “how can I make it better for you?” As a corporate, we have to ask “how can we make the product reasonably priced so that everyone can afford it? This is what Lamex is always chasing for.