TCDC Closed during Songkran Festival

Due to Songkran national holidays, TCDC will be temporarily closed from 13 April to 16 April 2012 and will reopen on Tuesday 17 April 2012.

"Business Networking : Traversing the World of Comic - Graphic - Animation"
29 - 31 March 2012 / 14:00 - 17:00 / Lobby, TCDC / Free admission

Check out an exhibition and a petcha kucha-styled stage showcase for top designers of imaging, graphic, comic character, animation and anime. Join a special talk with Luk Chee Chew and Lisa Lee from Platform Toy, and Andy Heng from TOYSREVIL. And don't miss the chance to learn about comic and game character design and secret business tactic by gurus from Kantana Studio and Vithita Animation.

Product Showcase: Value Creation through Creative Ideas Project 2012
5 April 2012 / 15:00 - 18:00 / Lobby, TCDC / Free admission

Find original creative products from over 100 young, emerging Thai entrepreneurs in four fast-growing fields of business: recycled product, toy, healthy food, and souvenir. A good opportunity for creative entrepreneurs to meet and build business network for future collaboration and to give support to the new generation of those who are in the process of developing their creative ideas into commercial success.
This event is a part of the "Value Creation Through Creative Ideas Project 2012"
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Ploy Saeng 9 Festival
Apply free Today - 12 April 2012! (For 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 Wallpaper* and a day magazines.
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Visual Project@TCDC
1 - 29 April 2012 / 10:30-21:00 / Living Wallpaper and Kiosk / Free Admission

To celebrate April's Fool day, TCDC has selected movies about 'lying' from different points of view and situations. All movies are based on reality in our society. Lying could lead to the terrible consequences, but sometimes well-intention lie could improve the situation.
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Creative Thailand (Free Thai language monthly magazine)

April 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.

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 Service for Platinum Members

Material ConneXion Bangkok now provides "Barcode scanner program" service to 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.
Price: 1,200 Baht Read more

- 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.

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