In September of 2014, I received another formal invitation to participate in Asia Talents exhibition in Bangkok, Thailand. My trip to Bangkok was again fully funded by the Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce, Thailand, and Thailand Institute of Design and Innovation Promotion. Other sponsors of the exhibition were W Bangkok Hotel and six international design magazines including Wallpaper, Livingetc, Elle Decoration, Casaviva, Interni and Form. Curated by Anon Pairot from Anon Pairot Studio, the group exhibition was centered on design ideas for tomorrow.
The exhibition took place in Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Center from October 19th to October 23rd, 2014. As part of an international trade show, Asia Talent exhibition was visited by thousands of visitors. I exhibited about a dozen pieces of Folded Light Art.There were 29 other talented designers from the Asian-Pacific region including Alvin T, Benjametha, Cheng-Tsung Feng, DesignTree, Dinsor, Hinika, Ito Kish, Kimu Design Studio, PDM Brand, Project Khatulistiwa, Soo Jung Park, Sahil & Sarthak Design, StudioNorm, Tim Webber Design, Wigmore & Asquith, etc. My work was published in several design magazines in Thailand such as Elle Deco and Wallpaper*. For more information about Asia Talents: Ideas for Tomorrow, please visit http://asiatalents.info/201402/designers.html.
In August of 2014, I received a formal invitation to participate at Asia Talents: 10 Eco Designers in Bangkok, Thailand. The event was fully funded by the Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce, Thailand, and Thailand Institute of Design and Innovation Promotion. The exhibition was curated by one of the best designers based in Bangkok, Anon Pairot from Anon Pairot Studio. The opening of the exhibition was attended by the Prime Minister of Thailand and was broadcasted on national TV news in Thailand. As a result, my work and my design brand, Folded Light Art+Design, was promoted and published in the exhibition catalog, exhibition web site, and other media. I exhibited with some of the most talented young designers in Asia Pacific, including Tim Wigmore, Rebecca Asquith, Hans Tan, Jarrod Lim, Alvin Tjitrowirjo, Joshua Simandjuntak, inBetween, Sahil and Sarthak.
The group exhibition took place at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center in Bangkok from September 18th to September 21, 2014. It was visited by hundreds of visitors. It was my first time to Thailand and doing an international exhibition in such a short frame was very intense. I had a lot of help from the staff from Anon Pairot Studio. I exhibited my Booma Table Light collection as well as my Tyvek Folded Light Art collection. I was also invited to participate in a panel discussion on sustainable design that was monitored by professor Patrakit Pong Komolkiti from the Department of Industrial Design of Chulalongkorn University. For more information about Asia Talents: 10 Eco Designers, please visit http://asiatalents.info/201402/designers.html.