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
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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.
Roongtip Luilao is co-founder and advisor of Scrap Shop, a working collaboration with the Creative Center for Eco-design (Scrap Lab), a design & research center focusing on green products and material development founded by Dr. Singh Intrachooto at Kasetsart University Architecture (Bangkok). She holds a master's degree in Home Economics from Kasetsart University. Her expertise is in the area of sustainable design concepts and her work focuses on environmentally friendly textile design and innovation. Roongtip’s research also includes material developments from manufacturing and agricultural by-products as well as waste reclamation from the textile industry and agricultural waste.
Textile and Clothing Program, Department of Home Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, Kasetsart University
Anchana received a bachelor's degree in the field of Decorative Arts (Product Design) from Silpakorn University, Bangkok. After starting at existing studios, she founded her own studio, Salt and Pepper Design Studio, together with a colleague in 2009. Furthermore, she also created the brand Mha Dog and Living three years later. Her work has gained an international reputation and has won her several awards. Anchana's love for design brought her to the “Maison & Objet” Exhibition in Paris twice and she was part of the Bangkok Design Week in 2018 with the Taste Test-Exhibition. Anchana´s work is highly professional and she mostly works with new materials, but some time ago she also started to work in the upcycling scene and to make use of wasted paper for re-building new products.
Product Design Director at Salt and Pepper Design Studio
Jarupatcha's love for textiles came at a very early age when she would spend time knitting, sewing and doing needlework with her grandmother, a sewing teacher in the Royal Palace. Since then her enduring love affair with textiles has seen her major in Textiles Design at King Mongkut Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL) and complete a Master of Fine Arts at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, as well as spending time conducting weave design research at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. She took a post as a textiles lecturer at the Industrial Design Department at KMITL after her education, and was also a design consultant for numerous sectors such as the International Trade Centre, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Thailand Creative and Design Center (TCDC) and the Office of Knowledge Management and Development (OKMD). She has also worked on art and design projects with Jim Thompson, Alexander Lamont, Tai Ping and Doi Tung. Her passion for textiles has seen her receive numerous local and international awards such as the Young Thai Designer Award in the UK and the Thailand Designer of the Year (Textiles).
Department of Industrial Design, Faculty of Architecture, King Mongkut Institute of Technology Ladkrabang
After 10 years of teaching and experiencing design in New York and Milan, Eggarat finally settled in Thailand to discover the origins of Thai design. After 20 years of experiencing both theoretical design education and realistic practice, Eggarat settled in his own design atelier in 2002. He established a furniture brand product called “Crafactor” and started exporting furniture and home accessories that express the Thai design attitude to the global market.
With Eggarat’s design direction to infuse the local wisdom of Southeast Asian crafts together with modern massive technology, the design products have gained him a reputation among international buyers. As a result, the company has received many local and international design awards due to its originality in design.
Since then, Eggarat has been contributing his own design experiences to many local and international design activities including the Gwangju Design Biennale exhibition in Korea and the Slow Hand Design exhibition for the Department of International Trade Promotion of Thailand’s government at Superstudiopiu, Milan, Italy, to promote Thai designers' showcases at a global level.
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