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.
With great passion and motivation for fashion, Ek Thongprasert decided to pursue a second bachelor degree in Fashion at the Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts, one of the world’s prestigious institutions, right after graduating in Architecture from Chulalongkorn University. Ek Thongprasert founded his own brand “Ek Thongprasert” and later launched “Curated”, a conceptual fashion brand that conveys a unique philosophy.
Artwork and designs which appear in films are not simply the props that fill out the setting but also the tool of visual storytelling to put viewers right in the feelings and the moods of the character.
The role of female figures appears more evidently in many industries. Some research showed that the role of women is significant in helping make an organisation more efficient. By giving women a part in the industry, we get to see women shine on world’s stage and help generate the economy.
A book cover’s design is no less important than the contents inside. And let’s be honest, we all judge a book by its cover sometimes. Although we have surely come across several books with such ingenious designs that leave us in awe and admiration, the people who do graphic designs for books often work behind the scene and go largely unrecognized. Below we introduce you to five talented book cover designers. We can safely say that after seeing their works, you will definitely want to own some of the books listed here.
Pom Rasike Sukal - the name is widely known in the cinematographic circles - and is currently expanding after his recent project as an art director on the set of the film “Snap”, and having won the Suphanahong prize in 2016 for his work on the Sci-fi thriller “Motel Mist”.
Formed from a group of three experienced designers (hence the Tri) - Ni Shinpanu Athichathanabodi, Hong Pirada and Yok Paradi Seniwong Na Ayuthaya - Trimode Studio is a curious mix of three tastes of style. While Ni is a package designer, the twins does interior decorating and jewellery design. A place where differences meet, the studio as a result produces work that is happily quirky.
This cheerful artist is supremely talented and gifted at turning traditional handicrafts into mesmerizing art pieces with unique, delicate details that leave an impression well into the international level.
“Even a brick wants to be something.” This famous Louis Kahn’s quote leaves a lasting impression on the creative circles. As for Thai architectural milieu, it is impossible not to mention the architecture of Kantana Institute where a brick proves to be something big. Designed by Asst. Prof. Boonserm Premthada of the Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University, the Kantana Institute project was selected as the Grand Prize Winner of the ar+d Awards for Emerging Architecture in 2011 and was shortlisted for the Aga Khan Awards for Architecture in 2013.
If you happen to be in Bangkok’s art scene, you might have heard about Juli Baker and Summer or Chanaradee Chatrakul Na Ayudhya, an artist who is known for her colorful and childlike paintings, which have appeared in various forms, from the album cover of ‘Plastic Plastic’, smartphone cases, T-shirts, or even on the wall of a hip hotel. In short, Juli Baker and Summer is definitely a rising star in Thailand’s pop art world.
Those who are in the Thai art society might be familiar with the name of Shone Puipia, because this is the only son of two prominent artists Chatchai Puipia and Pinnaee Sanpitak. But instead of following the footsteps of his parents, he chose a different path. At 25 years old, he founded his eponymous fashion label Shone Puipia, which was launched in Thailand last year.
As we live on a planet that is likely to become more urban, ‘nature’ becomes increasingly more desireable. Therefore, it’s not surprising why the work of Kamui Lim—distinguished by vibrant animals and plants—are so adored. In an exhibition held in the middle of The Emporium shopping mall, the pop of store of Kamuilim Fine Arts & Decor looks like an oasis full of life and colour
Not so often that we will see the works of Thai artists in a global event like Venice Biennale. This is the reason why the ‘Krung Thep Bangkok’ exhibition by Somboon Homtienthong is worth mentioning again.
When it comes to the colorfully-painted batik textile, there is a legend about a Malay princess who accidentally dropped candle wax onto the floor. Seeing the droplets, she got the idea to turn them into patterns. The word ‘titik’ which in the Malay language means ‘dots’ was the basis of the present-day word ‘batik’.