Workshop: Exclusive for 30 TCDC Members Only!

"How to play with various media with
universal expression" Workshop

Monday 22 March, 2010, 10.30 - 17.30
Auditorium, TCDC

by Masashi Kawamura

If you are a TCDC member, grasp this opportunity to actively participate in an exclusive workshop with Masashi Kawamura, a multi-talented art director whose works range from advertising, product and book design, interactive media, film, MV, to content and exercise choreography for children Japanese TV programme.

With the belief that integrating media channels will enhance creativity, Masashi Kawamura invites you to exercise and stimulate your creative thinking muscles in free forms of expression, with 18,000 books in TCDC Resource Center available as references. What you need to bring is 3-5 household objects of your choosing, digital camera, laptop computer and memory card reader (if any). Just be playful!

Workshop fee 1,500 Baht (Member Discounts: 10% for Premium, 20% for Silver & Platinum members. Plus show ticket to receive one month free extended membership.

Ticket on sale at TCDC Information Counter, Tel. 02 664 8448 ext. 213, 214.

Remarks: The workshop will be conducted in English only.

Speaker Highlight

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The Brazilian product and furniture designers
who turn ordinary materials and waste products into design icons

Transforming modest materials into unique furniture that are instilled with the spirit of contemporary Brazil, the Campana brothers are the first Brazilian artists who exhibited their work at New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Their design process seldom begins with an intellectual concept, instead it is sparked by a subjective process of observation. Read More

From studying their characteristic, limitation and potential, the duo transform simple materials into unique designs that are both aesthetic and functional. Vermelha (1993), a standard metal chair transformed by lacing 450-metre red cotton rope around and through its structure, introduced them to the global design community after being featured in Domus and included in the book 50 Chairs: Innovations in design and materials. The chair was licensed by Edra, an Italian manufacturer of designer furniture, to produce commercially.

Edra also manufactured other Campana designs such as Favela chair (1991), made of wood scraps similar to those used in building huts in poor area of Brazil; Anemone chair (2001), made of clear plastic tubes on a stainless steel frame; and Boa sofa (2002), a large nest made of 90-metre woven tubular velvet.

Learn more about Campana at TCDC Resource Center

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One of the most famous and controversial
designers in automotive history who is
known best for his work as Chief Designer
of BMW Group for 17 years.

Chris Bangle is the first American Chief Designer of BMW Group. He oversaw the design of numerous breakout designs for most of the BMW lineup; from 1, 3, 5 and 7 Series, X5, X3 and X6 Series, to visionary concept cars such as Z9, X-Coupe and GINA. Read More

His cutting-edge design has generated controversy among auto enthusiasts, including the concept cars Z9 and GINA Light Visionary Model. First unveiled at Frankfurt Auto Show in 1999, Z9 features a carbon fibre body panels with aluminum chassis offering both rigidity and light weight. The full-length gull-wing doors, with built in front-opening doors, open to reveal a masterfully simple interior. Z9 was not produced commercially but its innovative concept has been used in current BMW cars such as iDrive, a computer-like system used to control most secondary vehicle systems, and its design became Series 6 in production form.

GINA, which stands for Geometry and functions In 'N' (infinite) Adaptations, features a resilient fabric stretched over an aluminum frame controlled by electric and hydraulic actuators that allow the owner to change the body shape. Headlights are pulled open like human eyes, while rear lights shine through the translucent skin. Bangle said that this concept car allowed his design team to break the old rules and flexibility became the key.

Although many automakers today do their design work with computer, Bangle always insisted that his BMW team used a hand-on approach: from drawing to clay modeling and adjusting each detail by hand using essentially the same techniques practiced by Michelangelo.

View Chris Bangle's talk "Great Cars are Art" at TED in 2002.

Learn more about Chris Bangle

Book about Chris Bangle - Chris Bangle BMW Global Design

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