Korakot at the Slow Hand Design Exhibit in Milan.
SLOW HAND DESIGN Interweaving the Spirit of Thai Craftsmanship
17-22 April 2012
Superstudio Piu, Via Tortona, Milano, Italy
Thailand a land of colorful people and rich culture has also created an identity that differentiates it from other countries. Their culture nurtures their skilled craftsmanship and handicraft works from a young age. Objects, created by hand connect the Thai people to their heritage and history but also represent their present as well.
New blood influences the designs of the present and brings the local identity of craftsmanship into their modern industries.
Thailand’s pride of Design Excellence (DeMark) award showcases the craftsmanship and the new design development to reflect the inseparable relations between local creative wisdom and the global context of industries.
The Mask dance
The Head Dresser partition
In traditional Thai dance, a “Serd” tiara is worn to symbolize the important character in a performance. The Head Dresser partition, created by Korakot, symbolizes this tradition of dance by giving one a definite point of interest and importance when entering an interior space. Korakot’s bamboo production technology is derived from the founders own grandfather’s craft skills in traditional kite making. The marriage of new design and local crafts technology has created a new dimension of decorative products that compliment any interior space with a dramatic impact of crafts, art and functionality.