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What is design?

  • (Permanent Exhibition)
  • When: 4 January 2005 - 29 May 2016 | 10:30-21:00
  • Where: Gallery 1, TCDC

Through the concept of ‘genius loci’, or ‘talent of the place’, we explore how each country is disposed to certain unique talents. These talents make up the cultural ‘genius’ of the country, and are the result of a confluence of forces, from the physical to the spiritual.

Society, history, politics, economics, geography and religion – all produce unique pressures on the design process. Design is not just about style and inspiration. The collective imagination of a country is conditioned by how it relates to issues as diverse as self-expression, class, landscape, war and ideology.

Through the concept of ‘genius loci’, or ‘talent of the place’, we explore how each country is disposed to certain unique talents. These talents make up the cultural ‘genius’ of the country, and are the result of a confluence of forces, from the physical to the spiritual. ‘What is Design?’ looks at how ten countries: England, Italy, France, Germany, USA, Spain, Netherlands, Finland, Japan and Brazil, have each interpreted their cultural uniqueness into 20th century industrial design classics and explores the “genius loci” of industrial design in Thailand.

Following the partial re-installation to shift the focus onto the creative strength of each country, “What is Design?” exhibition presents an addition of new design objects that distinctively express Thailand’s cultural identity. The exhibition will reopen on November 21, 2009.

Free Admission
Thailand Creative & Design Center
6th Fl. ( Opposite SFX cinema), The Emporium Shopping Complex
10.30 – 21.00 (Closed Mondays)

For more information, please contact TCDC Information Counter. Tel. 02 664 8448 ext. 213, 214.

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