New Year Holidays Announcement

TCDC will be temporarily closed from Saturday 29 December 2012 – Tuesday 1
January 2013, and reopen on Wednesday 2 January 2013.

Design for Flood” Exhibition
20 December – 27 January 2013 / 10.30 – 21.00 / TCDC Lobby / Free admission

A showcase of 10 winning prototypes from the “Design for Flood” contest.

The “Design for Flood” project was a creative collaboration of designers initiated
by TCDC. Using “design thinking” as a framework, the project team developed a
human-centered design strategy and solution for coping with floods and organised
a contest to create sketch designs and prototype products from 10 design briefs.

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“Always Prepare: Living with Changes” Exhibition
28 September 2012 – 6 January 2013 / 10.30 – 21.00 / Gallery 2, TCDC /
Free admission

Distill the lessons from Thailand’s 2011 flood crisis and the Great Hanshin
Earthquake in Japan to find insights on how cities, neighborhoods and individuals
can cope with natural disasters.

This exhibition is sponsored by TCDC in conjunction with the Japan Foundation,
Bangkok and Plus Arts, a Japanese non-profit organisation.

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“A Water Journey” Exhibition
11 November – 16 December 2012 / 10.30 – 21.00 / TCDC Lobby /
Free admission

A photography exhibition by HRH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana, through the
lens and an artist’s passion for photography, the princess conveyed her varied
emotions as she travelled the abandoned cities on a military vehicle, boarded a
small boat to survey temples submerged by waters and take in how people lived
with floods, and set out on foot to feed dogs stranded in the seemingly endless
expanse of floodwater.  The documentary images illustrate the flood devastation
and remind us how powerful nature can be. 

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The accompanying book “A Water Journey” Photographs by HRH Princess
Sirivannavari Narirattana
is now available at 300 baht at TCDC Information Counter

“Gift Idea 2012” Business Networking Event

“Universe of Gift” Showcase
13 December 2012 - 13 January 2012 / 10.30 - 21.00 / TCDC Lobby and
Workshop Space / Free Admission
80 selected participants in the Creative Gift Idea” online activity will get the
chance to showcase their best works: from gifts, souvenirs, to materials such as
paper, bags, packaging boxes, accessories.

“Sharpen Your Online Marketing Strategy” Talk and Workshop
12 January 2012 / 10.30 - 16.00 / Auditorium, TCDC / Free Admission /
Conducted in Thai only
This activity will be conducted by Krating Poonpol, previously Global Lead
Marketing Manager of Google Earth/Moon/Mars at Google headquarters in Silicon
Valley. Mr. Krating will reveal how to develop new business channel via internet
and social media.
Reservation opens from December 3, 2012.

“Unmet Need” Exhibition
9 October 2012 – 31 January 2013 / 10.30 – 21.00 / TCDC Resource Center and
Material ConneXion Bangkok, TCDC / Free admission

Learn about the stories behind the ingenious products and services that have
become part of everyday life. From a humble beginning—an attempt to solve a
small problem, these innovations demonstrate the great opportunity that can
be explored from our daily life, but are either overlooked or too familiar to see.

Step back in time to see how small inventions made an impact on a large number
of people’s way of living, and testify that creativity can be a bottomless source of
interesting products and businesses.

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TCDC Book Fair
4 December 2012 – 31 January 2013 / 10.30-17.30 / The Shop@TCDC

To celebrate our 7th year anniversary, we would like to pass on knowledge and
inspire your creativity with 10-40% discount on TCDC publications such as
New Directions in Thai Materials (Published in Thai & English versions), Creative
Ecologies: Where Thinking is a Proper Job
by John Howkins (Thai language),
Plean Lok Rob Tua - Transform the Surroundings (Thai language).

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“Always Prepare: Living with changes Book

The “Always Prepare: Living with changes” exhibition catalogue explores how
we can prepare for the unexpected by reflecting on Thailand’s experiences with
floods in 2011 and Japan’s Great Hanshin Earthquake in 1995. Also included are
interviews from experts in related fields such as engineering, urban architecture
and environment, who expressed their views in key topics such as living with flood
from the perspective of land and water, economy, ways of livings, design, individual preparation and the future of the river basin.

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

In a festive spirit at the end of the year, TCDC presents four spectacular shows
by the Cirque du Soleil, the world famous circus company. From aerial acrobatics,
chair balancing, contortion to tightrope, prepare to be mesmerised by the extreme performances, cutting-edge stage lighting, the elegance of costume and ornament.
Welcome to Fantasy world!

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Creative Thailand (Free Thai language monthly magazine)

December 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

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?"
Ongoing / 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 7,000 material samples from around the world today.

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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 Materia
l ConneXion’s online database.

For more information, please contact Material ConneXion Bangkok
Tel. 02 664 8448 ext. 225

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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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

TCDC (Thailand Creative & Design Center)
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

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