"Design for Flood" Contest

Calling all creative thinkers to design and develop solution prototypes for flood relief, and receive over 2 million baht design and development support fund!

Winners will be announced on June 7, 2012.

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Ploy Saeng 9 Festival
3 May - 17 June 2012 at TCDC and 26 June - 3 July 2012 at Central World / Free Admission

Check out 120 brainchilds of new Thai graduates! Class of 2012 from 16 universities, across all fields of study, will showcase their creative potential to the public eyes for the first time.

9 categories of projects to look out for are: Multimedia, Clothing, Accessories, Advertising, Movies, Photography, Graphic, Products and Architecture.

Their projects will be on view at TCDC during 3 May - 17 June 2012 and at Central World during 26 June - 3 July 2012.

See a complete list of projects on display.

The Databases (Mini Exhibition)
5 June - 5 August 2012 / 10:30-21:00 / TCDC Resource Center, Material ConneXion Bangkok / Free admission

Check out a mini-exhibition about four specialised databases currently available to TCDC members. These databases will direct you to special search engine which deepens your knowledge in four dimensions: art, design, business and material.

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Visual Project@TCDC
1 - 30 June 2012 / 10:30-21:00 / Living Wallpaper and Kiosk, TCDC / Free admission

The Visual Project will screen 27 multi-media projects from Ploy Saeng 9 participants throughout the month of June. Providing support for new graduates to begin their first step towards dream career, Ploy Seang 9 Festival offers free space for the class of 2012 from 16 universities to unleash their creativities, explore their potential and take the first step into the business world.

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DRS 2012: Bangkok
1 - 4 July 2555 / 17:00 - 19:30 / Chulalongkorn University / Special discount for TCDC members

The 2012 Design Research Society (DRS) international conference will be held at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok on 1-4 July 2012, and offer 10-20% discount for TCDC members.
DRS: Bangkok 2012 is open to a variety of global perspectives on the theory, education and practice of design. The "Re:Search: uncertainty, contradiction and value" theme encourages a distinctly contemporary exploration of issues facing international design communities. For more information, please call 02 714 2590-1.

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Value Creation Through Creative Ideas Project 2012
10 March - 11 July 2012 / Auditorium, TCDC / Free Admission

In this workshop, participants learn how to develop their products to stand out in today's market and improve their business with gurus and market experts. They also get an opportunity to join Business Check-up event, sell their products at The Shop@TCDC, and present their products to CP ALL, The Mall, The Emporium.

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TCDC Creative Kit

Exercise your creative muscle with TCDC Creative Kit, a fun and easy way to kick-start your imagination and develop your creative thinking skill. Take your imagination for a ride with Design Dice and Flip & Find games.

For more information please contact information counter or 02 664 8448 ext. 213, 214.

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Creative Thailand (Free Thai language monthly magazine)
June issue out on June 1

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

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.

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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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