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Brand Ambassador

ASA Tiles was established in 1973. Our tiles are made of selected mineral clays, fired at ultra-high temperatures of at least 1200℃ for over one hour. ASA Tiles applies high-quality imported glazes and employs robotic automation in the manufacturing process. We own three production plants in China, the largest of which covers an area of 1.3 million square metres. ASA Tiles is committed to green production techniques, and we control our emissions to ensure they are less than half of the national standard.

Our products are in service at world-famous landmarks like The Great Hall of the People (Beijing, China), The Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower (Shanghai, China), Changi Airport (Singapore), and The Burj Khalifa tower (Dubai, U.A.E.), among others.

Key Highlights

  • ASA was listed on the Main Board of the Singapore Stock Exchange
  • ASA has been awarded one of “Asia’s 500 Most Influential Brands” for 2016–2020
  • In 2016, ASA partnered with a team of Italian designers to create the first large-format (1.6 × 3.2 m) tile production line in China
  • In 2019, ASA invented bacteriostatic Oxy Tech®, and applied such technology into the PuriTiles® series

We are now looking for a Brand Ambassador.

What we will offer

  • A friendly and motivating environment
  • Excellent career prospect
  • Attractive bonus scheme
  • Highly competitive basic salary, sales commission, discretionary bonus, and MPF
  • Bank holiday
  • Guaranteed at least 10% salary raise in the first three years
  • Annual leave, maternity / paternity leave

Your role

  • Liaise with developers, architects, dealers and interior designers
  • Handle customers’ enquiries, provide product information and design solution
  • Build and maintain an interactive and trustworthy relationship with new and existing customers

What you need

  • School Certificate or above
  • Experience selling to architecture and interior design firms is an advantage
  • Native Cantonese speaker with conversational level of English and Mandarin
  • A good team player

Interested parties please send your full resume with your availability, current and expected salary details to hr@asatileshk.com.

All personal data provided will be kept in strict confidence and only for employment purposes.

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Inspiration

"Hong Kong Streets on Tiles" Hong Kong City Painter-Zhao Qiting

I usually paint on paper and canvas. Painting on ceramic tiles is a new attempt for Elaine. When I write, I feel fresh and challenging. The whole creative process brings her a new experience and a little new reflection.

In love with the streets of Hong Kong, Elaine has always used watercolors to document the appearance of our city, especially the streets with a taste of "old Hong Kong". For her, the effect of painting on the tiles is better than imagined, because the appearance of the street and the tiles are put together, and it turns out that they blend in just right.

"Affected by the old street signs, I have always liked metal signboards, so I especially love the earthy color system. Using tiles of the corresponding color as the drawing board, there is no need to add more content due to the background color of the painting. The artistic conception and composition of the "blank" The sense of space on the top is exceptionally present."

In addition to the color matching, the texture of the creation on tiles is also different from the usual creation on paper and canvas.

"Some tiles are not smooth, but have unique textures, and the texture is very different from ordinary drawing boards. Such tiles, after the corresponding composition, the work will appear more real. It turns out that a painting can not only bring out visual enjoyment. , Creators can provide one more sensory way for viewers to appreciate the work-tactile rather than visual."

So, does this new creative attempt still give Elaine more new experiences?

"I have always said that I like old things. The valuable thing about old things is that we must protect them. Their fragility makes people cherish them. Or, if we don’t cherish them, I’m afraid we won’t be able to do it again soon. Seeing it. Tiles give me the same feeling. If you don’t pay attention, the creation on the brick surface will no longer be the original. Because of this, I must always remind myself that in the life of non-stop creation, I must not forget it. We must always value, stare at and cherish every work."

The possibility that ceramic tiles can be shaped has gone beyond the inherent ideas all the time!

Learn more about Elaine:
personal webpage- https://www.elainechiu.com/
Facebook- elainechiuart
Instagram- elainechiuart

In line with the faith and intention to innovate on ceramic tiles, ASA is committed to providing customers with their own style of life.

If you are interested in artistic tiles, Guanying visits Asia's flagship concept store. For cooperation on art projects, please contact 2152 1900 or 9686 6482.

(Written by: Gily Poon)

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香港城市畫家 - 趙綺婷

Elaine Chiu 趙綺婷

「以創作表達她對香港街道的鍾情」
生於香港、長於香港,於二零一八年,畢業於香港大學文學院藝術史系。趙綺婷的畫作圍繞城市景色,從第一身視角,刻畫個人與城市的關係。趙綺婷使用水彩作為主要繪畫媒介,透過其透明靈動的特質,渲染 出轉瞬即逝的光、影去刻畫城景。對她而言,創作像是在城市街頭上的歷險、亦像是對個人身分認同的探索,由畫作帶領大家以自身視角再次觀察我們身處城市的脈搏與心跳。趙綺婷希望以水彩創作和寫生,紀錄我城獨有的景貌、社區和文化,表達她對香港街道的鍾情。

「透過繪畫反映我城的獨有面貌」

藝術家趙綺婷透過繪畫街道中的招牌,反映香港 — 我城的獨有面貌。招牌在香港城市景貌擔當重要角色,除了指路、塑造地標等的實際功能,招牌的設計、書法字體和工藝造法,側面反映了香港人的文化、性格 和民間生活與藝術。香港的街道離不開字,街道上可以說是字、街、畫相融,充滿各類圖像化的標記。對於趙綺婷來說,街道招牌文化使她反思和探索個人文化和身分的構成,思考書法、霓虹等等對香港人視覺身分的深遠影響。

「留住最後一股回憶線索」

「對於我這樣一個九十後,第一次畫皇都戲院、與第一次畫嘉咸街街市,都是準備清拆要請願保育的時候。許多第一次繪畫的歷史建築,都是前輩寫生人帶隊去畫才認識。聽著導賞說著歷史故事娓娓道來,心中對舊時光的想像油然而生,卻感嘆自己『生不逢時』定還是有哪一種詛咒,令自己畫的東西都存在生命危機?」

Five Metals Street
五金街
acrylic on canvas 91x45cm

「奇就奇在,舊物自然產生的鏽跡、塵埃、朦朧美,讓我這種九十後有種久盼渴望的安穩感。他們說與我們這些年輕人成長的,不應該是那些摩登大樓嗎?怎麼妳都不畫畫新景象啊?

我也搞不懂,可能我五行缺金,總愛觀看鐵皮招牌;又或許我愛木給人沈穩的感覺,總對玻璃反光的物料沒有太大歸屬感,畫得不起勁,倒不如不畫了。

在我成長階段,香港城景不斷不斷在變,究竟有沒有一些符號,能讓我這輩遊牧遊民,稍微喘息依附一下?」

Timeless Treasure 美都餐室
50x60cm
acrylic on canvas
Neon Tears 德豐粉麵餐廳
50x60cm
acrylic on canvas

「畫畫,讓更我了解自己的喜惡。我偏愛使用大地色系,沉沉穩穩。層層疊疊的水跡,染出若即若離的距 離美感。我承認,我不曾屬於那個時代。但是從這個時代觀看那個時代,則產生了一股物哀感 — 安穩最終 都必將逝去,能抓住最後一股回憶線索,就好好畫下,這可能是我內心的想法。」

The Memory Lane 回憶路徑
38x56cm
watercolour on canvas

Learn more about Elaine:
personal webpage- https://www.elainechiu.com/
Facebook- elainechiuart
Instagram- elainechiuart

In line with the faith and intention to innovate on ceramic tiles, ASA is committed to providing customers with their own style of life.

藝術項目合作聯絡: 2152 1900

(Written by: Gily Poon)

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Lifetastic 層次之美|The Beauty of Layering

The watermelon cake craze has swept across Australia, and the watermelon cakes in Hong Kong must be reminded of Lifetastic, a unique cafe. Recently, the newly opened branch in Tsim Sha Tsui is full of design, which matches well with the fresh and gorgeous watermelon cake. The restaurant was designed by Max Lam Designs and won the "Restaurant and Bars Design Awards" and "UK A&D trophy awards, Hong Kong". The idea of Max Lam Designs comes from the distinct layering and elegant theme of the watermelon cake.

"Grand" is a feeling and a concept. The designer uses multiple layers of noble and elegant colors to match the watermelon cake with distinct layers. The floor is made of marble tiles of different colors to form an arrow-string pattern, which is gorgeous and practical, and has the function of guiding the way visually. The upper layer of the wall body and ceiling color is distinct, and the lighter and darker colors are progressive. The use of tiles of the same color creates an arc-shaped line extending from the wall to the ceiling, which merges into one.

The designer cleverly used geometric elements and metal to guide the way to divide the restaurant seats into several areas to meet the needs of different guests. The sea-blue sofa area allows the family to rest and relax; the "High table" seat is suitable for couples and close friends; the VIP round table area is more private and is the best choice for friends. Different areas are connected with noble and elegant themes. The designer makes good use of various circles and arcs, and the atmosphere feels softer and more comfortable, creating a relaxing space for guests to forget their short-term fatigue.

The center of the restaurant is the food area. The design is mainly gray and white natural marble, seamlessly connecting the wall and the cake display cabinet. Marble along the grain is simple and noble, setting off the colorful watermelon cake with rich layers. The whole design shows different areas in an elegant style, and the layering of watermelon cake is assembled with simple and noble masonry paving.

ASA Tiles adheres to the insistence on quality and is committed to providing designers with materials of different styles to achieve exquisite and magnificent artworks.

Interior Design/Lighting Design: Max Lam Designs

Photographer: Dick Liu

Text: Bill Lam

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連紋雲石瓷磚 優雅典範|傲瀧單位 Mount Pavilia Unit

The head of the household purchased a 8,000-foot Mount Pavilia unit, hoping that the design would brighten the house. The design of the whole house is based on the theme of nobility and elegance. Simple design furniture is selected, matched with pure and endless marble patterns, and natural light sources are introduced in pure white and bright tones. Such unique ingenuity comes from RAZ Interiors, and the rich design experience of large-scale units allows the thousand-eight-foot unit to implement the noble and elegant style.

The designer cleverly used the features of the unit and used the drawings to connect the kitchen and the living room. The semi-open kitchen is equipped with flawless glass, and the living room also uses floor-to-ceiling glass, which immediately strengthens the visual extension, and is not busy looking at the mountains and forests when the kitchen is busy. In addition to the open landscape, it also doubles the sense of space.

The design of the living room is dominated by marble patterns and elegant furnishings, and the terrazzo and marble patterns are connected and extended to the entire space. The most eye-catching feature wall takes the 1.8-meter-long giant marble brick as the protagonist, and is matched with the golden background wall, which is more noble and not vulgar. The manufacture of large marble tiles is more difficult, and the requirements for flatness and surface treatment are higher than those of ordinary tiles. In addition to carefully selected materials, construction also requires experience and exquisite handwork.

The designer took into consideration the outdoor environment and integrated the green shade into the elegant and chic house. An ingenious design, the Christmas tree in the pavilion uses the principle space to highlight the advantages of the unit's height, while at the same time it can bring in the mountain view into the house and reflect each other with the shade of the trees outside the house. The Christmas tree stands in the pavilion, where you can see the green scenery from any position in the house, which achieves the effect of greening the home, and at the same time it is open and comfortable.

Based on the insistence on quality, ASA Tiles is committed to providing designers with materials of different styles to achieve noble and elegant artworks.

Interior Design: RAZ Interiors Limited

Text: Bill Lam

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Home of Hairy Boys and Minions

In addition to considering the design style, home decoration should also take into account the practicality of the space, and consider the safety of the users as far as the family members are concerned. Now, there are more and more pet owners. As owners, they have to take care of fur children's comfort at the same time. Let's take a look at the key points of design company CHEER HOME when you want to design the home for fur children, so that "owners" are satisfied with this home!

Key 1: Shoe cabinets in the hallway and seat cabinets for hanging clothes are convenient for cleaning the hairy children

After going out, the soles of the shoes will inevitably bring the dust and dirt out of the street home. If you don't want to be touched by the hairy child, you can set up a shoe cabinet and a space for hanging clothes in the entrance to avoid bringing all kinds of bacteria into the house. The seat cabinet is convenient for the owner to clean the dog who has just returned home, and the outing cage of the furry child can also be placed here.

Key 2: Avoid designing ceiling lamp troughs to install cat springboards and cat walkways


Cats love high places. For example, if there is a ceiling lamp slot in the house, an active cat will use the cabinet top to jump into the lamp slot, or even step on the lamp tube to cause accidents. There are cat springboards and cat walkways in the decoration, which can give the master more space for activities. In addition, the springboard and walkway should be high enough and wide enough, and have enough load-bearing capacity.

Point 3: Arrange a sunbathing space


Cats love to bask in the sun. In addition to keeping warm, they can also supplement vitamin D to enhance the immunity of their owners and furry children. If the unit does not have a window sill, a cat springboard can be installed beside the window.

Key 4: Concealed tube design for wire configuration

Tutu loves to chew on wires, and adopts a concealed tube design to prevent the wires from being exposed to prevent short circuits and electric shocks caused by hairy children's bites.

Point 5: Design a relaxing space for the exclusive fur child


Cats love dark and narrow spaces; most of the furry kids who have just taken home are more afraid of people. If there is enough space in the home, you can design a play area or a potty place, so that they can have their own little world and relax.

In addition to the above decoration points, you should also pay attention to the selection of home materials and furnishings. For example, the floor material is not easy to fade, will not be corroded by urine or vomit, and is not easy to be scratched by cat's claws; sofas should also be selected to resist cat's claws. The fabric and the waterproof function are easy to clean.


Asia ceramic tiles are wear-resistant, anti-corrosive, anti-bacterial and deodorant to protect the health of your fur. Design cooperation contact 2152 1900 or 9686 6482.

Case provided: CHEER HOME You want to live at home

(Written by: Asher Cheung)

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「遲水」蘿蔔糕成長日記

遲水蘿蔔 知識篇

在香港常見的蘿蔔有分為「早水蘿蔔」和「遲水蘿蔔」,而自然脈絡農場所種植的是遲水蘿蔔。遲水,是比較遲種植的意思,一般下種的時間為11月初,大約種植90天可以收成,農曆新年前後正正是蘿蔔當造的季節。

2019年11月1 日 當第一批蘿蔔苗長出真葉便開始開始「制水」10天,在不淋水的情況下,促使蘿蔔根部成長。由播種起短短十天就開始長出子葉。  

2019年11月12日 再過10天,蘿蔔正茁壯成長,為蘿蔔進行蔬苗。栽種蔬菜時需要適當的株間距離,才有足夠的空間生長,因此從種子到成株的過程中,需要分次將外型不佳、被害蟲啃食或生長狀況不佳的苗株拔除,這就是所謂的疏苗。

2019年11月17日 在悉心照顧下,蘿蔔苗在施肥中的狀況。植物在生長旺盛的季節較需要施肥。施肥就是適時和適量,當植物需要肥料補給營養的時候,就要給植物額外合適的營養配方。過量施肥或不恰當的肥料配方容易造成肥害。    

2019年11月19日
蘿蔔在吸收肥料飬份後,綠苗遍佈農地,正慢慢成長,敬請期待。

2019年12月4日
蘿蔔開始探出頭來,呼吸自然的空氣。  

2019年12月10日
再為蘿蔔除草及施肥。  

2019年12月21日
收取第一批種的2條蘿蔔, 分別各重2 斤半及1斤半,只夠做1至2盒蘿蔔糕。  

撰稿留言: 有機種植能夠保護自然環境,讓泥土回復健康,回復生態平衡。除了能品嘗真正食物的原有味道,同時又保障我們的健康,遠離農藥的毒害。有機耕種不使用農藥,需要對農作物有深厚的認識,同時亦需要付出更多的心機和時間照顧農作物。

環保項目推廣合作:2152 1900

(撰稿:Bill Lam)

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Let’s talk about Healthy Home with 3 Health Secrets of PuriTiles®

Residential areas are exposed to air pollution and bacteria, which have a direct impact on the human body. According to some research, the higher negative ions in your surroundings, the better our health would be. When breathing around nature such as forests, waterfalls, and mountains, we can feel the freshness because it has high concentrations of negative ions to purify the air. PuriTiles® healthy and antibacterial tile series using Oxy Tech® technology to bring nature secrets to your house.

The 3 health secrets of PuriTiles® series:

1. Purify the air and remove formaldehyde

The furniture, boards, paint, viscose, etc. that we have contact with every day causing indoor pollution. Those could continuously release free formaldehyde and toluene. Especially in new decorated houses, excessive formaldehyde is still high. PuriTiles® health tiles using Oxy Tech™, which can generate more than 1000 negative ions reaching the level of nature, will release negative ions steadily and lastingly. By releasing a high concentration of negative ions, formaldehyde and toluene are being neutralized. According to the national building materials industry-standard test (JC/T 2110-2012), PuriTiles® has a purification rate of formaldehyde and toluene of more than 70% within 24 hours, which can keep indoor air fresh for a long time.

2. Prevent growth and reproduction of bacteria and fungus

Tile cleaning is tricky because it possibly still hides some dirts around the gap. Those dirts carry some bacteria that could infect anyone in many ways. For example, the E. coli that pops out when flushing the toilet has a chance to patch at tiles unknowingly. ASA Tiles high-temperature nano wear-resistant glaze, with smaller surface voids so that dirt has nowhere to absorb and has the effect of anti-fouling as well as being easy to clean. Oxy Tech™ technology has passed the international ASTM G22-76 test, with this technology PuriTiles® effectively inhibits the growth of bacteria and fungus. Prevention is better than cure.

3. Reduce mold growth

Humidity in Hong Kong has always been a challenge. From the first season through the summer, the bathroom wall tiles, and floor tiles usually get wet, and even moldy, black, or smelly, which is unpleasant. High-density wall tiles and floor tiles reduce the growth of mold and reduce dampness. PuriTiles® burned at a hot temperature of 1000 degrees, and the high-density brick body is waterproof and moisture-proof. The water absorption rate is 0.1% (ASTM C373, EN ISO 10545-3), which makes PuriTiles® a suitable long-term solution to the problem of water from inside to outside of wall tiles and floor tiles and the troubles of molds on homes.

Choosing the right flooring tiles to ensure safety and lasting comfort is mandatory. PuriTiles® series technology has everything you need to create a healthy home.

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「環保 VS 生活質素」-自然脈絡的綠色概念

在城市急速發展的下,生活質素的提高,愈來愈多人追求自然環保。同時親近自然生態和環境保育卻成了都市人的奢侈活動。自然脈絡創辦人「野人」認為,自然環保其實不難,反倒是與生活息息相關。若然你想體驗綠色生活,用五官感受自然的震撼,就應到自然脈絡教育農場一覽自然原野風貌。自然脈絡主要從事自然教育工作,包括不同類型的生態及文化導賞活動、多元化的環境教育工作坊及互動早會分享及講座等。

環保是一種概念,沒有特定的形式。環保常被掛在口邊,但要身體力行的給人感覺有一定門檻。透過不同活動,自然脈絡以教育告訴我們,結合創意和環保概念,生活中的每件小事都可以融入自然環保。喝過後的咖啡渣可以拿來當染料,扎染舊衣布料; 發揮創意及手藝,將一草一木製成象徵性的掛飾; 製造完焦糖布甸後的蛋殼可重用作裝飾或肥料。

自然脈絡創辦人「野人」,十多年前開始崇尚大自然生活,並遷進郊區生活,活出自然展開「脫網人生」。「每個人對環保的接受程度的都不同」,環保沒有統一標準,不需要有壓力。不管是「野人」的「脫網人生」,還是日常家居的膠樽回收,廢紙重用,都是以不同的方式活出環保概念。

環保不代表降低生活質素,人與自然是可以溝通的,城市和環保可以共存的。家居中微小的細節就已是環保生活的一環,就如野人之言「如何用電才是環保慳電的關鍵,電器多少與用電量並無直接關係,所以環保都可以擁有生活質素。」原來生活中很多的資源及物類是我們不必用到的,過度的使用反而是造成浪費的源頭。

ASA Tiles堅持環保創新概念,將自然元素融入設計概念,由綠色製造到環保家居,均以可持續環保為目標。將自然融入生活,將環保融入家居。

更多關於自然脈絡資訊:
Website- https://www.nnw.hk/
Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/naturalnetwork/

(撰稿: Bill Lam)

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All About Tiles

Home Hygiene — 5 Tips to keep your house clean

The outbreak of the coronavirus disease epidemic makes everyone more concerned about their personal hygiene. A nucleic acid of the virus could persist for days on various surfaces which means that the virus is not only transmitted by droplets but also can spread through contaminated surfaces, known as fomites. Therefore, people have performed independent health protocols and good hygiene can start right at home. Although we might not be able to control our exposure to bacteria or viruses whilst out and about, a hygienic home is important. You can also make a huge difference by simply washing your hands with soap and water to reduce the spread of contamination. Read on for 5 tips on practicing good hygiene around the home:

1. Living room hygiene

These things like tv remotes, tablets and lightswitches can be perfect breeding ground for cold and viruses. Especially in this coronavirus pandemic many people spent most of their time at their house using the living room. It’s advised to clean and disinfect these regularly, particularly if there are family members who have been recently ill.

2. Keep a clean sheet and Bust the dust

We spent around a third of our life sleeping, which is a lot of contact with our bedding. It’s advised to change your bedding at least once a fortnight, washing bed linen at 40°C degrees. Pillows, blankets or duvets should be washed at least once in 2 months to stop dirt, bacteria or dust mites building up.

Dust can build up quickly behind cabinets and furniture or carpet. As dust can carry allergens causing fungal skin infections and respiratory issues. It's important to vacuum regularly and open up windows to allow air to ventilate. If you are using an air conditioner, it’s also advised to clean your air conditioner filter once a month to prevent the dust from spreading on the room.

3. Using air purifier

Since the pandemic started, people are concerned about the oxygen cleanliness level. Air purifier is a recommended tool to keep the air at your home fresh and clean. Air purifiers will neutralize odors and destroy airborne microbes such as dust mites, molds, bacteria, and viruses which improve the quality of the air you breathe.

4. Cleaning floors

Sometimes cleaning floors could be hard housework. Although the risk of catching an infection from home floors is relatively low, we also need to consider that some bacteria can still grow even in dry conditions. Vacuum cleaning and mopping floors should suffice but we have a better solution to help you maintain a clean floor without too much effort on the cleaning process and at the sametime improve your health by using ASA ceramic tiles which are waterproof, mildew-proof with high solidity.

ASA ceramic tiles designed with anti-scratches and easy clean technology. For example, the Puritiles health series designed to inhibit bacteria and remove formaldehyde ensure your safety and convenience.

By using these tiles applied to your house, you can save so much energy on using different cleaning methods to prevent bacteria as well as keeping you healthy.