INTERVIEW: Eric Domege, Christian Roth
You win the lottery. What happens next?
We would be thrilled and we would do the same as Mr. Oliver Goldsmith said in his interview. By donating to charitable causes, we can contribute more to our society and help a few who are in need. To make a little difference in our world, it is the most rewarding. Donations and charity are more than ever needed.
Who or what inspires you outside of the optical industry?
Since the late 70s, we collect Contemporary Art especially “Op Art” and “Pop Art” - since then, we moved numerous times between the U. S. and Europe, some of our art pieces follow us and make us feel at home everywhere. Depending on the hanging and placing, the art gets a new “life", we see it differently depending on the context and timing. It keeps giving us a strong source of inspiration for our design work, being shapes or colors, or something unrelated, or the memories which go with some of this art. We personally know many of the artists we collect. And where ever we are, if there is an art exhibition of interest to us, we will go and enjoy and probably take in some kind of new and unexpected inspiration.
What movie should we see? How come?
Narcos Season 2. Released last Friday. Perfect for a binge watching weekend. How come? It’s very authentic and well done. Filmed in Colombia with fantastic actors, some of them wear very cool eyewear. We just travelled to Bogota, and fell in love with this beautiful country and their people. It’s hard to believe that just 20 years ago, this place was in a state of terror. There will be no Narcos Season 3!
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