Schema Zatalite Pendant Range designed by Anon Pairot.
Born in 1979, Pairot grew up in a family of five. He has one older brother and a younger sister. His parents were owners of a small convenience store in Nonthaburi, just on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand.
In 1997, Pairot graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering from King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB). He later shifted his focus from engineering to industrial design, enrolling in the Faculty of Architecture at King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL).
Pairot chose to focus on industrial design because he wanted to design a whole car, not just car parts. Anon said, “I used to think that engineering means designing everything. I didn’t even know industrial design exists [as a separate discipline].”
According to Pairot, design is about people’s problems. In an interview with DPI magazine, Pairot said that he wanted to create and produce something that people would love to have and interact with for its practical use: “Design museums are not just [to] keep my design works in glass boxes but [to] use them in everyday life, too.” “I like fixing people’s problems by design. Things on Earth come from a kind of creation, either man-made or natural. And I see their value as equal in terms of one function only: to solve people’s problems.” He adds, “Design is the art of changing people’s valuation process.”
Pairot draws inspiration from Industrial Loft, Natural Sense, Architectural Structure and Tropical Textiles for his design collection for Schema.