‘the clue design’ exhibition  image © designboom‘the clue design exhibition’ at the gwangju design biennale 09 featured three of south east asian designers’ chairs made of natural resources from their regions. 

'the clue design' exhibition at the gwangju design biennale 09, korea ‘sarong’ by paiwate wangbon for crafactor image © designboom

thai designers paiwate wangbon and eggarat wongcharit created chairs by using water hyacinth that is over distributed in the jungles of south east asia which destroys equilibrium in the ecosystem. the design suggests a way of turning a problem into an ecological solution. the ikat, traditional thai dying technique is used to decorate weaved water hyacinth in a way to demonstrate the quality of intergration between modern design and traditional craft techniques inherited.

'the clue design' exhibition at the gwangju design biennale 09, korea detail of ‘sarong’ by paiwate wangbon for crafactor image © designboom

'the clue design' exhibition at the gwangju design biennale 09, korea ‘rolly poly’ by eggarat wongcharit for crafactor image © designboom

'the clue design' exhibition at the gwangju design biennale 09, korea ‘singing melody’ by eggarat wongcharit for crafactor image © designboom

'the clue design' exhibition at the gwangju design biennale 09, korea ‘nut’ bench by pattarapol chankam for yothaka image © designboomthai designer pattarapol chankam designed ‘nut’ bench for yothaka. the bench is made of pineapple fiber which was first invented in thailand.

'the clue design' exhibition at the gwangju design biennale 09, korea detail of ‘nut’ bench by pattarapol chankam for yothaka image © designboom

'the clue design' exhibition at the gwangju design biennale 09, korea ‘yoda easy’ chair by kenneth cobonpue image © designboom‘yoda easy ‘ chair by filipino designer kenneth cobonpue is made of woven rattan vines over the steel frame. 

'the clue design' exhibition at the gwangju design biennale 09, korea detail of ‘yoda easy’ chair by kenneth cobonpue image © designboom