TCDC is now back to regular opening hours

Due to the improved flooding situation in Bangkok and vicinity, from 1 December TCDC will resume our regular opening hours: from 10.30 a.m. - 9.00 p.m.

Traveling Exhibition: "Foodjects: Design & the New Cuisine in Spain"
25 November 2011 - 22 January 2012 / 10.30 - 21.00 / Gallery 2, TCDC / Free Admission

The new Spanish cuisine has revealed itself as one of the world’s most creative and surprising, a success linked to a culinary tradition as rich and as varied as the country's landscapes. Spanish design has of course collaborated in this phenomenon, designing products and spaces which help generating a new image of its cuisine.
Come experience the new design and explore a cross-cultural phenomenon of the new Spanish cuisine, from its dynamic culinary tradition to today's gastronomic innovations.

And don't miss an exclusive screening of "elBulli, the history of a dream" (chapters 1 to 9) and "A day at elBulli" (special chapter)! Learn the history of elBulli restaurant from its first opening in 1963 until 2009. See the behind the scene of the 3-michelin-star restaurant with interviews of chefs, critics and everyone who once had a dream-like experience at elBulli that have not been revealed anywhere before.
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Traveling Exhibition: "CRISS+CROSS: Design from Switzerland"
25 November 2011 - 22 January 2012 / 10.30 - 21.00 / Gallery 2, TCDC / Free Admission

Explore a Swiss way of life through design made in Switzerland.
From Le Corbusier to the Helvetica font, Switzerland has produced some of the most influential product and graphic design of the 20th century. Swiss design pioneers took up modernist ideas and set standards that today's designers still believe in and develop on.
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The Music@TCDC (Audio-Visual Project)
1 - 30 December 2011 / 10.30 - 21.00 / Kiosk and Living Wallpaper / Free Admission

Come experience the creative world of Spanish cuisine, a success linked to a culinary tradition as varied as the country's landscapes. And also familiarize yourself with Helvetica, typography and Swiss global visual culture. Our activities will expand your design experience and culinary taste from this month's selected movies, as well as make you relax with easy-listening music from acoustic band Lamaii.
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"Spin Around" Mini Exhibition
6 September - 11 December 2011 / 10.30 - 21.00 / TCDC Resource Center / Free Admission

Learn about the general backgrounds of bicycles and discover many sample materials. Enjoy video presentations of bicycle entrepreneurs who will present innovative products and other outstanding related services.
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Creative Thailand (Free Thai language monthly magazine)

December issue is out now!
read online or pick up at The Shop@TCDC (6th Fl., The Emporium), Nai-In Bookstore, SE-ED, B2S, Chula Bookstore, etc.

Free 3-month membership extension

To express our support during the flooding situation, TCDC would like to offer every member free 3-month membership extension.

*Every member whose membership is valid from 1 October - 31 December 2011 will automatically get free 3-month extension, including new members who apply during 1 October - 31 December 2011 will receive an additional 3-month membership for free.
For more information, please call 02-664-8448 #213 - 216.
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FREE entrance to Maison&Objet for TCDC members!

TCDC members wishing to visit the world renowned Maison&Objet in Paris, from 20 - 24 January 2012, are invited to contact Promosalons/FTCC to get a free entrance badge.
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New Year's Holidays Announcement

TCDC will be temporarily closed from Saturday 31 December 2011 – Tuesday 3 January 2012, and reopen on Wednesday 4 January 2012.

Introducing the New Online Material Database

Material ConneXion has developed the new online material database applications and added many great features exclusively for Platinum members; get unlimited access to images, detailed material descriptions, usage characteristics, and manufacturer contact information which can answer to your material related questions.

To access the new online database, please visit
Non-members can see detailed information of the materials in the database at

"Barcode Scanner Program" for Platinum Members

Material ConneXion Bangkok provides "Barcode scanner program" service to begin in November. The system will help you easily organize your materials.

*The Barcode Scanner program is exclusively available to TCDC Platinum members who have access to Material ConneXion's online database.
For more information, please contact Material ConneXion Bangkok Tel. 02 02 664 8448 ext. 225

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View TCDC's Past Exhibitions Online

Explore an online version of TCDC's past exhibitions, where you can view both domestically
and internationally acclaimed design work combined with detailed descriptions of their
concept and design.
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Permanent Exhibition: "What is Design?"
10.30 - 21.00 / Gallery 1, TCDC / Free Admission

Find out how 10 world's leading countries interpreted their cultural uniqueness into 20th century industrial design. And explore the "genius loci" of industrial design in Thailand.
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Material ConneXion Bangkok now opens to all TCDC members!
Ongoing / 10.30 - 21.00 / Material ConneXion Bangkok / Free Admission

Asia’s first innovative design materials library now offers all TCDC members the chance to explore materials used by leading international designers. Find your inspiration from over 4,500 material samples from around the world today.
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New Publications from TCDC (All in Thai language)

- "Creative Ecologies: Where Thinking Is A Proper Job" by John Howkins
The book continues to build on subjects previously explored in The Creative Economy, this investigative study applies ecological principles to the concepts of creativity, innovation and development of new ideas.
Price: 245 Baht

- "New Directions in Thai Materials" Book (Published in Thai & English versions)
"Every material has a story to tell…" This book showcases the range of materials currently being explored by designers and manufacturers in Thailand to reveal the influences and material approaches at play in Thai design today.
Price: 1200 Baht

- T-Shirt and Suits
When "t-shirts" represents the enthusiasm of "creativities and imagination", while "suits" becomes the symbol of the "business world"; what will happen when people in the era of creative economy choose to wear suits over t-shirts?
Price: 250 Baht

- Baht & Brains
This book accompanies the "Baht & Brains" travelling exhibition which introduces the concept of Creative Economy as a new engine of economic development to the public.
Price: 650 Baht

- Plean Lok Rob Tua - Transform The Surroundings
This book compiles information about new materials and technology from a wide range of resources. The aim is to raise the importance of new materials and technology that surrounds us which will lead to creative business development by adding value to products and services.
Price: 195 Baht

Out now at The Shop@TCDC, 6th Fl., The Emporium, Nai-In Bookstore, SE-ED, B2S and Chula Bookstore. (All publications are in Thai language)

For more information, please call TCDC Information Counter, tel. 02 664 8448 ext. 213, 214.

TCDC reserves the right to make any changes without prior notice

Thailand Creative & Design Center (TCDC)
6th Floor The Emporium Shopping Complex 622 Sukhumvit 24, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Opening hours Tuesday - Sunday (Closed Mondays), 10.30 a.m. - 9.00 p.m.
Tel: (66) 2 664 8448 Fax: (66) 2 664 8458