Department of International Trade Promotion’s BIFF&BIL, BIG+BIH and TIFF become “STYLE” The comprehensive trade show to make Thailand regional leader in manufacturing, marketing and trading of lifestyle products.
SIAM SENSES celebrates the talents and tenacity of Thai creative pioneers and entrepreneurs, spanning across diverse ﬁelds of creative practices: fashion, lifestyle, product design and furniture. Recognized by the Department of International Trade Promotion’s 3 hallmark projects: DEmark, Talent Thai and Designers’Room. These chosen brands and products reﬂect an excellence in design, imagination, functionality and top-class aesthetics.
Art work trading business has been well organised in many countries for a long time. For example, Art fairs like Art Basel or Frieze Art Fair can generate over billion baht in revenue. However, in Thailand there had not been any activities that focused on trading arts until Hotel Art Fair Bangkok. The event was held for the first time 4 years ago. It created a lot of dynamics in Arts and Design industry.
Folk wisdom passed down by the Phutai people has brought about a valuable craftsmanship. To support and develop the local economy, as well as to raise the standard of living and create sustainability within the community, the Department of Intellectual Property issued the Thai Geographical Indication (GI) symbol for producers based within the registered geographical area.
The neighborhood on the bank of the Chao Phraya River is coming back to life. The scene is reminiscent of the city over a century ago, when Bangkokians still relied heavily on the river for transport.
Recently, an old Thai-Chinese family Wanglee have transformed their old family estate into creative retail space known as Lhong 1919, a new tourist attraction built in celebration of history.
Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Co., Ltd. (MQDC) is prepared to launch Thailand’s first holistic Research and Innovation for Sustainability Center on a property of 1,000 sq.m. with an initial investment valued at 200 million baht. The center is due to have its official opening in mid November 2017.
As physical and labor costs waned, intellect, skills, culture, and knowledge rose in prominence as the main driving forces of the sector of the global economy known as Creative Economy. According to a survey conducted by the European Commission, creative industries in the European Union grew by 12% in 2004, creating some 4.7 million jobs. Meanwhile, in the United States, copyright-based industries –a type of creative industry– have generated economic value of USD 1,388 billion, the equivalent of 11.12% of the total national GDP. An estimated 40 million people are employed in this sector, accounting for around 30% of the total workforce in the country.
We are here to talk to one of the leading female figures in creative industries, architect Ratchapohn Chuchuey from all(zone). An architecture studio, all(zone) was behind the design of MAIIAM Contemporary Art Musuem, a work of architecture that has landed Chiang Mai as a true city of art.
The two-story house and studio of late artist Montien Boonma in Ngarmwongwarn neighborhood has been refurbished and recently opened to the public as 408 Art Space. Downstairs is a café called Early Bird Gets Coffee, while the second floor, called Montient Atelier (atelier is French for studio), is dedicated to the display of the artist’s works throughout his life.
T - STYLE or THAI STYLE represents the brand of Thailand. Its concept emphasizes the promotion of eco-friendly, handicraft and cultural products along with design and innovation with a view to penetrate international merkets.
The eight spacious exhibition halls spanning over 40,000 square meters at BITEC Bangna have seen many lifestyle trade fairs. And from April 17-21, 2019, this posh venue will again see the lavish spread of stylish fashion items, creative gifts and houseware, as well as furniture of original designs as STYLE Bangkok April 2019, Thailand’s, and one of Asia’s, premier lifestyle trade fairs, takes place.