"Design for Flood" Contest: Call for Entries

Calling all creative thinkers to design and develop solution prototypes for flood relief, and receive over 2 million baht design and development support fund!
Send your design today – 31 May 2012

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"World Top Designer Brands: Knowledge Sharing & Business Matching" Seminar
10 May 2012 / 09:30 - 18:00 / TCDC / Free Admission / Conducted in English with Thai summary

Thai entrepreneurs are invited to join this seminar and business matching event with 3 designer, buyer and distributor from the US. Lori Weitzner, Katsu New York and Pollack specialise in designing and sourcing materials for top brands such as Missoni, Estee Lauder, Elizabeth Arden, Calvin Klein, DKNY, Ralph Lauren, J Crew, and Armani. They are looking for products from Thailand: from textile, natural material and fiber, to home decoration material. And join our workshop for insightful advice and the opportunity to develop your products to answer buyers' need.

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"Value Creation Through Creative Ideas Project 2012"
10 March - 11 July 2012 / Auditorium, TCDC / Free Admission
Announcement of 50 Selected Candidates for the Workshop

Workshop participants will learn how to develop their products to stand out in today’s market and improve their business 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, and join the Ploy Saeng festival.

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Ploy Saeng 9 Festival
3 May - 17 June 2012 / TCDC and Central World / Free Admission
Announcement of 120 Selected Candidates

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 during 3 May - 17 June 2012 and at Central World during 26 June - 3 July 2012 , as well as published in Wallpaper* and a day magazines.
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Visual Project@TCDC
1 - 31 May 2012 / 10:30-21:00 / Living Wallpaper and Kiosk / Free Admission

As the new school year starts in May, TCDC has selected 4 films that portray real life experiences of 4 college students. Here are the stories of a Harvard sophomore who became billionaire Facebook founder, a top student and athlete who leaves everything behind and goes live in the wilderness, and a drop-out who takes a university course in life in a tin mine.
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Creative Thailand (Free Thai language monthly magazine)
May issue out on May 1st!

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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 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.

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