Eco A Mano by Thailand Innovation & Design Expo
The Thai Design was present during the Milan Design Week, from 14 to 18 April 2015. Indeed, seven leading Thai brands were chosen to showcase their innovative takes on tradition Thai craftsmanship at Slow Hand Design for the Salone del Mobile 2015. These brands specialize in various facets of furniture design and all of them are finding alternative materials and solutions to make their manufacturing process more eco-friendly. The idea was to put Thai design industries as part of the ecological environment. Crafactor employs many innovative approaches to use water hyacinth and other water-based composites as an alternative for ecological design. Kenkoon & Moban are brands from a well-know outdoor furniture manufacturer who is always looking for sustainable materials for its production. Mobella, an expert in fabric and leather upholstery manufacturing, employs the zero waste policy with their production by using their material to its fullest potential. Palazzo is taking recycled leather to the next level with its new collection of modular furniture system. Performax is another manufacture who is highly skilled at water hyacinth interweaving techniques. Deesawat’s Love Earth collection features pieces made with leftover materials from their production line. Kun is an aluminum outdoor furniture manufacturer who has been in the industry for over 4 decades. Its new collection is a revamp of its leftover stock, in combination with interesting designs and innovative techniques. This collection of sustainable design items represents the genius of Thai craftsmanship. With abundant natural resources, Thais have learned to live off the land and pass on the knowledge from generation to generation. This can be seen through the local wisdom of thai crafts such as domestic tools from fish traps, woven baskets to homemade toys. Designers today use these craft techniques in combination with modern innovation and aesthetics to create what is now known as modern Thai design. Design By Ecology will present design items made from organic fibres such as coffee grounds, rice husk, bagasse pulp, pineapple, etc.
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