The Goethe-Institut Thailand in cooperation with ifa (institute for international relations) and Thailand Creative & Design Center (TCDC) is presenting the exhibition “Pure Gold – Upcycled! Upgraded!” proposing current upcycling approaches for value creation.
Opening Times: 18 May - 22 July 2018 | 10.30 - 21.00 (Closed Mondays) Gallery, 1 F, Back Building, TCDC Bangkok The Grand Postal Building 1160 Charoenkrung Road, Bangrak, Bangkok 10501 www.tcdc.or.th
BANGKOK WORKSHOP EXHIBITS
Due to their thermoplastic properties, the plastic fertilizer bags used here have been converted into aesthetically valuable bowls in just a few easy steps.
Wood scraps and old cans become a multifunctional desk lamp with integrated pen holder.
This smart coat rack uses some of the water bottles that were emptied during the workshop as well as broken bicycle tubes and filled with water for stabilization.
In these two objects, fabric remnants and discarded cardboard packaging are transformed into fashion accessories that are also good looking while hanging on the wall.
Collected in Bangkok's temples, the remains of ceremonial objects such as incense sticks and candle wax become aesthetic platforms for everyday objects.
Straws account for 7% of Thailand's annual waste. This project shows that it can be used to make clutches and also stimulates ideas for new products.
An old bag for cat food was transformed into a raincoat for dogs.
See how a piece of old denim becomes a storage container with the help of latex.
There is more than one use for chopsticks. Be surprised how here is created from them a kind of bag.
See how to create a new kind of seat from old clothes and plastic bottles here.
BANGKOK LOCAL DESIGNERS
The principle of co-creation is also implemented on another level: at every venue of the Pure Gold tour, local designers are invited to collaborate with Pure Gold in the exhibition. For Thailand, the renowned Thai curator and designer, Eggarat Wongcharit, and 3 Thai designers, Anchana Thongpaithoon, Jarupatcha Achavasmit and Roongtip Luilao, are actively participating in this exhibition.
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