Textile designer Supon Phornirunlit always wows with him bright color palettes, bold patterns and must-have pillows.He started his first business- Supon Design Group-with just $1,000 at age of 25, working out of one -bedroom apartment in Washington,D.C.The first pillow Supon designed-Live live a Queen-was a tremendous success.After the success of this product, Supon launched a smart, savvy line of home accessories in 2007 called Naked Decor.We love his stuff so much, in fact, we just had to interview him to see how he does what he does.
How did you get into this field? When did you know you wanted to be a textile designer?
For many years, I served as the founder and creative director of an award-winning graphic design firm in Washington, D.C. We designed corporate branding for Fortune 500 companies. When I sold the company and began designing decorative accessories for my own home.My family and friends admired my creations and I realized that there was consumer demand for my designs. My first collection included several decorative pillows that were a hit with the press and customers. That’s how Naked Decor got its start.