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.

Kenny Scharf  Oil & Acrylic on Linen 1988 - from our private collection, we would consider to have it auctioned off by our favorite charity - in case we don't win in the lottery.

Kenny Scharf Oil & Acrylic on Linen 1988 - from our private collection, we would consider to have it auctioned off by our favorite charity - in case we don't win in the lottery.

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.

Christopher Makos  Silkscreen on Canvas 1986 - from our private collection. Dyptych - one is in Miami, and the other in the South of France for the moment. 

Christopher Makos Silkscreen on Canvas 1986 - from our private collection. Dyptych - one is in Miami, and the other in the South of France for the moment. 

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!

Travel -- where you going? Who you bringing?

Like many of us in the eyewear industry, both of us will be going next week to Las Vegas and then continue to Paris for the up-coming optical shows and Paris Fashion Week. We will be bringing our first New Collection (under DITA) to Paris for SILMO.

A photo during a recent  Paris Fashion Week  outside  Le Grand Palais . The spring/summer shows in Paris which always take place in the beginning of October each year, these moments are - for us as seekers of beauty - the most interesting fashion highlights of the year. Photo by Eric’s cousin  Paul Dramard .

A photo during a recent Paris Fashion Week outside Le Grand Palais. The spring/summer shows in Paris which always take place in the beginning of October each year, these moments are - for us as seekers of beauty - the most interesting fashion highlights of the year. Photo by Eric’s cousin Paul Dramard.

 

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