Let’s look into another Thai exhibition presented during Furisalone this year. In addition to the Pop Up Store in via Tortona 5 which I wrote about before the design week, the Thai design has also showed Slow Hand Design – Thai Popism – an overview of contemporary Thai design that has featured the work of 9 young designers who have won the DEmark award.
The Slow Hand design focused on the ‚fast consumption’ (interesting concept!) new tendencies and approach towards product buying in the last years. E-commerce has been playing a great role in today’s business while forming up a new way of describing the quality of products by story-telling and virtual realistic imagination. Unpredictable ideas can become popular and further developed once they’re exposed in the online world and accepted by our audiences.
Thai Popism featured various design products in 4 different areas:
1. DEmark award finalists
2. Hospitality and home accessories
Boutique and art hotel interiors giving the idea of how the displayed objects can relate to interior space.
3. Dining room & restaurant
A restaurant space showing the design objects such as tableware and dining room accessories.
4. Designers shops and showcases
Featuring Top Thai designers
Some of my favourite ideas included the interesting pieces below:
Do you also spot your favourite?
This post has been written in collaboration with Department of International Trade Promotion in Bangkok