Creativities Unfold, Bangkok 2012 - “Design is Opportunities:
Innovation, Strategy, Business”
25 August–10 September 2012 / TCDC and creative studios across Bangkok

All Tickets Sold Out Except the 8 Sept. International Symposium--
Only 20 Seats Left!

Last chance to join the seminar by creative pioneers:

  • Carlo Ratti: Architect who invented real-time control system for cities
    and created “Digital Water Pavilion”, TIME Magazine’s Best Inventions of 2007 .
  • Birgit Mager: Pioneer in service design for innovation and improvement of services.
  • Anuvat Chalermchai: Design and innovative force behind COTTO’s global success.
  • Gaggan Anand: Chef who combines molecular gastronomy with traditional
    ingredients and recipes to make eating a sensorial and intellectual experience.

How to buy ticket

James Arizumi cannot attend the 8th September International Symposium.
TCDC will offer a full refund if you wish to return the ticket.
Please see detail here.

“FlynowIII: The shadow 9” Lecture
1 September 2012 / 14.00 – 17.00 / Auditorium, TCDC /
Free admission /
Conducted in Thai

Join an insightful lecture about Thailand’s leading fashion brand FlynowIII.
Learn the secret behind the brand’s success for over 3 decades,
its philosophy and concept, plus the inspiration behind its outstanding shop
display by Somchai Songwattana, founder, CEO and Art Director.


“Norwegian Design Today & DesignLab for Social Innovation:
The Oslo School of Architecture and Design” Lecture
5 September 2012 / 16.00 -17.00 / Auditorium, TCDC / Free admission /
Conducted in English with Thai translation

Rachel Troye, Head of the Institute of Design and Pro-Rector of
The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO), and Ted Matthews,
Social Innovation expert and AHO Research Fellow, will talk about design
in Norway: from classical industrial design to systems thinking,
and also focus on explaining and exemplifying their latest initiative
“DesignLab for Social Innovation”.

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“Localization Map” Seminar and Workshop
20 – 21 September 2012 / 13.00 -18.30 / TCDC / Free Admission /
Conducted in Japanese with Thai transalation

How design impacts daily living in a culturally different market? Learn and apply knowledge of “definition and colors” as an ideation to guide you in developing business, especially product planning with Hiroyuki Anzai, Milan-based business planner and Tetsutaro Nakabayashi, independent design director from Tokyo.

50% Platinum Membership Discount for Thai Residents*
1 September – 31 December 2012

Material ConneXion Bangkok offers you a great opportunity to find
inspiration for product development and keep abreast of the latest innovation
in the world of design materials. Thai residents can now apply for one-year
TCDC Platinum Membership at 6,000 baht, a 50% discount from the normal rate
of 12,000 baht.

*Thai Residents are here defined as Thai nationals or foreigners (aliens)
holding valid passports along with Residence permit* OR Work permit
OR Tax payment evidences in Thailand.

For more information, please contact Material ConneXion Bangkok at
tel. 02 6648448 ext. 224.

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Visual Project@TCDC
1 – 30 September 2012 / 10:30-21:00 / Living Wallpaper and Kiosk /
Free Admission

Boost up your knowledge and prepare for TCDC’s annual symposium
“Creativities Unfold, Bangkok 2012” with the re-screening of
the Creativities Unfold, Bangkok 2008 “Connecting Dots - Business :
People : Culture” all through September.

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FREE entrance to Maison&Objet for TCDC members!

TCDC members wishing to visit the world famous design fair Maison&Objet,
taking place in Paris during 7 – 11 September 2012,
please contact Promosalons/FTCC to get a free entrance badge.

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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)
September 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.
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.

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 exclusivelyavailable 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

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Opening hours Tuesday - Sunday (Closed Mondays), 10.30 a.m. - 9.00 p.m.
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