AKARAT “OAK” VANARAT
Managing Director, Motif Group
Akarat “Oak” Vanarat is a creative businessman who discovered his niche in luxury furniture and interior design when he helped decorate his mother’s rental apartments over a decade ago. Oak then launched Motif Group, an upscale imported furniture retailer that in the past 15 years has grown rapidly, in tandem with local demands for premium brands. Currently the sole distributor of Fendi Casa in Thailand, Motif also carries furnishings and decorative pieces from some of the world-leading home décor brands, such as Estel, Tom Dixon, Penta Gamma, and Magis, together with the ‘fashion for home’ brands like Versace home and Missoni home. This year, Motif also welcomed the best works of select global brands and design collectives under the name of Dutch Design, which are beloved by legions of fans.