Six designer-makers from Thailand to be present at the Clerkenwell Design Week

Published on : Thursday, April 28, 2016

clerkenwell-design-week-logo-151123The British Council and Support Arts and Crafts International Centre of Thailand (SACICT) are pleased to present six of Thailand’s most exciting designer-makers in the UK, ready to showcase their work during next month’s Clerkenwell Design Week from May 24 to 26.

The selected designer-makers presented include Homlom Studio, Kaewwanna Natural Indigo Studio, PATAPiAN, Plural Designs, Varni Southern Wickery and Vassana.

Blending traditional making techniques with contemporary influences, this diverse group of makers explore ideas of environment, sustainability and community within their work. The designer-makers span different practices, including woodworking, basketry, indigo-dyeing and weaving, and so represent a wide spectrum of hand-making techniques and traditions from a country that has craft making at its heart.

This exhibition forms part of the British Council’s New for Old programme, which aims to promote, support and develop the craft and design sector, helping to make it more sustainable and viable for designers, entrepreneurs and their communities.

All of the designer-makers featured have undergone training, collaborations or exchanges with UK practitioners as part of this programme with the ambition to build long-term links between the UK and Thai design and craft industries, and create sustainability for the communities involved.

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