"Everything Forever Now: Designs for a sustainable future" Workshop & Symposium
Register free today - 29 February 2012!

TCDC and the British Council invite young/emerging designers who are passionate about sustainable issues to participate in an intensive 3-day "street food" workshop from 2 - 4 March at The Park Ventures Ecoplex.
And on Monday 5, the symposium will explore different approaches and examples and to stimulate discussion around the directions in which sustainable design is heading. Speakers include Henrietta Thompson, former design editor of Wallpaper, now editor-at-large, and curator of Everything Forever Now, and Paul Priestman, co-founding director of Priestmangoode, a leading multidisciplinary design consultancy.

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"Business Networking : Traversing the World of Comic – Graphic – Animation"
Apply free today - 22 March 2012! (Conducted in Thai)

TCDC invites designers of imaging, graphic, comic character, animation and anime to join our networking event where you can present your cool creation. Top 20 works will be selected for a showcase on stage, petcha kucha-styled. And don’t miss the talk by comic and animation gurus from Kantana Studio and Vithita Animation.

Ploy Saeng 9 Festival
Apply free from 13 February - 12 April 2012! (Thai citizens only)

Ploy Saeng 9 is a free space provided for the new graduates who want to show their creative graduation theses and are looking for an opportunity to begin the first step in their chosen career path. Selected candidates will get a chance to showcase their projects at TCDC and Central World during 3 May - 17 June 2012, and published in a day magazine.

"Everything Forever Now: Designs for a sustainable future" Exhibition
9 February - 18 March 2012 / 10.30 - 21.00 / Gallery 2, TCDC / Free Admission

The knack for sideways thinking allows designers to apply new mechanics to familiar products and systems. Through intelligent design, and by utilising new technologies and materials, sustainable solutions can be developed to naturally give back what they take out (or more). This exhibition showcases new approaches and innovations in sustainable design by contemporary designers and architects.
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Thai Creative Awards 2011 Exhibition
21 February - 4 March / 10.30 - 21.30 / Gallery 2, TCDC / Free admission / Conducted in Thai

OKMD presents 6 business showcases from Thai entrepreneurs who won the Creative Awards 2011, plus another 14 showcases selected from the final round. In addition, join and exchange business experience in a seminar of Thai Creative Awards 2011 and Design Value Creation on February 25.

"Know More about Wood" Lecture
1 March 2012 / 14:00 - 16:30 / Auditorium, TCDC / Free admission / Conducted in Thai

Get more knowledge about this valuable natural resource, from the different types of wood with samples, how to choose each type to best serve your requirement, to a demonstration of how to install and mend simple wooden furniture.

The Music@TCDC (Audio-Visual Project)
March 2012 / 10.30 - 21.00 / Kiosk and Living Wallpaper / Free Admission

Enjoy a diverse selection of films and documentaries that share the "eco" theme. And check out Baroque Me Baby, a modern-day baroque musical performance presented with live painting that will offer both music and art lovers an evening of delightful entertainment on Saturday 4th.
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"Value Creation Through Creative Ideas Project 2012"
10 March - 11 July 2012 / Auditorium, TCDC / Free admission

Selected candidates will learn how to develop your products to stand out in today's market and improve your business in seminars and workshops with gurus and market experts. They will also get an opportunity to join Business Check-up event, sell their products at The Shop@TCDC, present their products to CP ALL, The Mall, The Emporium or join the Ploy Saeng festival.

List of selected candidates will be announced from 27 February - 2 March 2012.
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"Let's revive junk with idea" Workshop
10 March 2012 / 13:00-16:00 / TCDC Lobby / Free Admission / Conducted in Thai

Learn how to make use of your leftover materials or even junk with Chataraporn Nilthamachart, owner of RE+PAIR, who makes cool design products such as lamp and ipod speakers from anything from recycled plastic bags, milk cartons, car spare parts to shampoo bottles.
Limited to 40 participants. Exclusive for TCDC members only!

Creative Thailand (Free Thai language monthly magazine)

March issue is out now!

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or pick up at The Shop@TCDC (6th Fl., The Emporium), Nai-In Bookstore, SE-ED, B2S, Chula Bookstore, etc.

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 www.materialconnexion.com/th
Non-members can see detailed information of the materials in the database at http://dwell.materialconnexion.com

Barcode Scanner Service for Platinum Members

Material ConneXion Bangkok now provides "Barcode scanner program" service to 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. 02 664 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.
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- 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