ML. Pawinee Santisiri, THA, 2015

In the Newspaper Collection paper sheets are piled, bound and die-cut into different shapes and then attached on cardboard structures to create a series of decorative objects.


Newspaper box, Container, 2015
Cardboard box with lid wrapped in cotton, decorated with newspaper
Series: Gourd newspaper box
Sample  1: H  11,  Ø  22  cm
Sample  2: H  11,  Ø  15  cm


ML. Pawinee Santisiri

ML. Pawinee Santisiri is the founder and managing director of Ayodhya Trade and Sahacha. She is also a co-founder of the renowned furniture company Yothaka International. She graduated with second-class honours with a BA in decorative arts from Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. She founded Ayodhya Trade in 1994. The company mainly works on design, manufacturing and exporting home accessories and decorative products made from water hyacinth and eco-friendly materials. She became president of the Design and Objects Association in Bangkok in 2013. Over many years, she has received awards and recognitions, including 100 Influential People in Design selected by Elle Decorations, Thailand, in 2014, the 2015 Elle Deco International Award (Best in wall covering) and Wallpaper magazine, Thailand, 2015 Designer of the Year.

ML. Pawinee Santisiri

Studies: Decorative arts at Silpakorn University, Bangkok
Studio: AYODHYA since 1994
Philosophy: "Created from water hyacinth, hemp and cotton, most AYODHYA designs are based on natural fibers, sourced from network of grassroots and hill tribes. So, not only has AYODHYA introduced unique handicrafts, but we also provide supplementary income directly to Thai villagers. Especially for the water hyacinth products, each item contributes to the improvement of Thailand's river environment and provides a better living to the Thai community." (AYODHYA)
Exhibitions: BIG+BIH International Fair Bangkok,Thailand; International Furniture Fair Singapore; Thailand International Furniture Fair
Status: Founder and managing director of Ayodhya Trade and Sahacha

Lives/works: Bangkok, Thailand