The design culture that reuses agricultural waste comes from Thailand: high-quality artisanal objects made from waste and recycled items

Slow Hand Design

Curated by Eggarat Wongcharit

DITP presents the winners of the DEmark award, objects that best interpret Thai craft tradition from a contemporary point of view. A new generation of objects that combine manual skills with new technologies, for a high value added production that can be applied also to industrial volumes, mixing  craftsmanship and industry. Therefore, the added value of design consists in applying future technologies to traditional processes, for an increasingly sustainable production.

T-STYLE – Thai design

T-Style celebrates Thai craftsmanship, effort, time and expertise that, combined, create unique products. Thai craftsmen create with passion, which is the focus of “Fine Craft”, the exhibition dedicated to Thai handicrafts, made with recycled materials from agricultural waste and other production scraps. Recycling and reuse have become habits in Thailand and “Thai style” products are characterized by excellent workmanship and quality.

Thai style: sustainable design

Sustainability, recycling and reuse lie at the heart of contemporary Thai production, which mixes traditional craftsmanship and new technologies to make the best use of the new materials obtained from agricultural waste. Techniques and materials are applied to furnishings, complements, fashion accessories and clothing.

At Ventura Future, at Base-Ex-Ansaldo, from 9 to 14 April, Slow Hand Design and T-Style will exhibit several products made with these new materials. The exhibitions are organized by the Thailand Office of Innovation and Value Creation, Thai Trade Center, Milan, and the Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) and Thai Ministry of Commerce. [Text Roberta Mutti]