eco-friendly exhibition of thai crafts debuts at milan design week 2019

eco-friendly exhibition of thai crafts debuts at milan design week 2019

T-STYLE (short for THAI STYLE) represents the devotion to craft and design in the south-east asian country. at milan design week 2019, their exhibition — titled ‘T-STYLE + SLOWHAND DESIGN’ — emphasizes thai designers and brands’ creation of eco-friendly, handicraft and cultural products. a diverse selection of innovations are on show, including decoratives, household products, fashion accessories and furniture.

rendering of the event space 
(main image: chair by sumphat)
all images courtesy of the department of international trade promotion thailand



T-STYLE is an initiative from the department of international trade promotion thailand (DITP) and gathers 36 exemplary brands for the exhibition during milan design week 2019. the showcase highlights typical characteristics of craft in the country: design, materials and techniques of product, which includes finesse, attentiveness, world renowned quality and uniqueness. the exhibitors are divided into two sections — HILIGHT SHOWCASE and BAZAAR — and two main themes.



T-STYLE – TRADITION WITH ATTITUDE follows the mantra, ‘the finest minds shape the future of crafts’. it is believed that artisans translate happiness into handmade creations. this means that each and every item reflects the true self and feelings of its maker. the products on show portray the key characteristics of thai-style craftsmanship whilst guiding the discipline into the future with new artistic visions, technologies and eco-friendly materials.

bespoke plybike by dots



the second theme, SLOWHAND DESIGN – CRAFT INTELLIGENCE, reflects the devotion of craft design that cares about global governments. these green products aim to highlight benefits and inspire interest in eco-friendly craft. furthermore, some of the designs on show have won thailand’s prized DEmark award, which recognizes design excellence in thailand.

weaved bamboo products by PATAPiAN


agricultural waste-crafted bag by dewa


deesawat’s plant stand made from sophisticated wood working facilities


trimode’s D.O.X chair was inspired by the buddhist never ending life cycle


lamunlamai’s custom-made pottery ceramic


labrador’s 100% recyclable and water resistant paper bags


the arch collection by take home design comprises contemporary chairs and table pieces


saprang’s designs are influenced by floral patterns


basic teeory turns common materials into something uncommon



exhibition info:



date: april 9-14

location: BASE milano, ventura future, via bergognone 34, 20144

sponsors: the department of international trade promotion thailand, creative thailand and DEmark award

ecommerce: thaitrade

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