TCDC Closed for office Holidays

TCDC will be temporarily closed from Sunday 8 through Tuesday 10 July 2012, 
and reopen on Wednesday 11 July 2012. 
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Material ConneXion Bangkok Open House: Innovative Material 2012
13 July 2012 / 13.30 - 17.00 / Material ConneXion Bangkok / Free admission / Conducted in Thai only

Check out the most innovative materials of 2011 from the Medium Award winner list and a display of over 3,000 materials from the worldwide material database. In the event, 5 guest speakers will also share their experiences on how to best use the material database for your business and marketing purpose.
Limited to 40 participants only!

Business Check-Up 2012 Festival
7 July 2012 / 12.00 - 17.00 / Gallery 2, TCDC / Free Admission / Conducted in Thai only

The Department of Industrial Promotion and TCDC jointly organise the best business networking event of the year and present the new generation of creative entrepreneurs who participate in the “Value Creation Through Creative Ideas Project”. Boost up your knowledge with insight business check-up. And do not miss a special seminar on “street culture” by Creative Thailand magazine team.

Ploy Saeng 9 Festival
26 June - 3 July 2012 / 10.00 - 22.00 / Eden Zone, Central World / Free Admission

Carried on from the showcase at TCDC, 100 creative graduation projects are now displaying to public eyes at Central World.
30 outstanding works have been selected to be publicised in the September 2012 edition of Wallpaper* and a day magazine. See the selected list here.

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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 - 31 July 2012 / 10:30 - 21:00 / Living Wallpaper and Kiosk / Free admission

During the UEFA European Football Championship 2012 and the beginning of the equally anticipated 30th Olympic Games in London. TCDC has therefore selected 4 movies that illustrate the lives of athletes beyond the field. These athletes have had to go through a tremendous amount of trials in their lives before they have gotten to where they are today, as representatives of their countries and champions of their fields.
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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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"Design for Flood" Contest

Winner announcement of design brief is published now! The selected prototypes will be improved and developed before proceed to actual production.

See list of winners

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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)
July issue is out on 1st!

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.
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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