Thai designer scoops major glass design award

Glasswork is an art that requires great attention to detail to make the perfect end product.

This is true whether it is the glass used to construct a lean-to conservatory for a house, or for an artwork project capable of winning a design competition.

A recent competition held in London saw glass designers from around the world pitch their wits against one another to design a decorative chalice or martini glass.

The Bombay Sapphire Designer Glass Competition is one of the most famous world events for up and comers in the glass design world, according to the Bangkok Post.

The winning design at this years competition was from Amorn Thongsaard, whose entry was praised by judge and Paris-based designer Arik Levy.

"Beautiful and delicate," he said.

"It represents the transitions between the sapphire jewel and the liquid. Its a fantastic achievement of design and proportion."

Mr Amorn is an industrial designer from Thailand and Thai department of export promotion (DEP) director ML Kathathong Thongyai explained that Mr Amorn had done himself proud.

"It has been a dream of both the designers and the DEP to see Thai designers succeeding on the world stage," he said.

"Weve known all along that Thai people are brilliant when it comes to creative skill, with a great potential to reach the top position."