Blog : Baanlaesuan Midyear Fair 2017

SACICT Concept

SACICT Concept

Another truly interesting highlight getting a lot of attention at the 2017 Baanlaesuan Midyear Fair is the craftwork on display at the “SACICT Concept” booth set up by SUPPORT Arts and Crafts International Centre of Thailand.

/// Thailand /// 

SACICT Concept in “room Terminal,” room Magazine’s super-chic section of the Fair

SACICT Concept showcases contemporary and cosmopolitan Thai handicrafts, supporting craftsmen who adapt traditional folk knowledge to fit modern design trends. The work is beautiful, leading-edge, and these artisans have built careers from it. The work shown here comes from the original showroom at the main SACICT office in Bang Sai District, Ayutthaya Province. We hope you’ll come experience this beautiful detailed workmanship right here at the 2017 Baanlaesuan Midyear Fair at BITEC Bangna.

This year SACICT Concept has presentations in two locations, one at the Fair entrance, and the other in room Magazine’s “room Terminal.” Come along with Living ASEAN as we take you on a mini-tour of craft products, the beautiful décor of the main booth, and fascinating highlights created by five uniquely talented award-winning traditional artisans, notably:

“Phraewa cloth” woven in the Phu Thai tradition: Jintanapha Phonatha, Traditional Craftsman of 2014, learned the trade from her teacher, Wanida Phonatha. The intricate elegance of Phu Thai hand-woven silk originated in Ban Phon, Kham Muang District, Kalasin Province, where high-level knitting and weaving skills and contemporary design are taught. Products range from utilitarian household items to women’s accessories.

Old-fashioned toys: craftsman Thaweesap Namkhajonrote, 2017 Traditional Craftsman, creates charming and colorful Thai traditional toys such as tops, mobiles, wooden hammers, etc., all from an ancestral folk tradition that employs local knowledge to engage children in building and practicing physical, mental, emotional, social, and perceptual skills through play.

Lipao woven baskets: Noppharat Thongsephee, 2014 Traditional Craftsman, with contemporary products such as handbags and multipurpose storage boxes woven from the lipao climbing vine, using fashionable modern color and pattern design trends to create beautiful products that appeal to the international market.

Reed weaving: Phat Namphiwong, 2016 Traditional Craftsman, learned his craft from artisan and teacher Reuangyot Namphiwong. Phat puts great love and intention into his work, adapting and applying his knowledge and taking inspiration from Japanese woven fabrics to create new woven-reed products with soft textures. Formerly reeds were used only to make mats, but Phat’s creations include placemats, coasters, and bags.

Burmese Clay Pots: 2017 Traditional Artisan Phongphan Chaiyanil brought pot-throwing techniques learned in Hanthawaddy, Myanmar back home to Koh Kret. Adapting his skills and expertise to a 200-year pottery tradition, he developed forms and patterns from everyday life that emerge as charming, artistic masterpieces of home décor.

Here you’ll find many more interesting works from the Innovative Craft Award competition held each year at the IICF (International Innovative Craft Fair), every piece beautiful and worth owning. If you miss this year’s Baanlaesuan Fair, they’re available at SACICT Concept, Bang Sai District, Ayutthaya Province.

 


 

 

You may also like…

 

SACICT Craft Trend 2018: Focus on the Community, Collaboration, and an Escape from Confusion

 

Highlights of the Baanlaesuan 2017 Midyear Fair “Living with Passion”
Quotes Of The Day

Quotes Of The Day

Here are some quotes worth reading that were spoken by ten ASEAN designers during last week’s “room x Living ASEAN: Design Talk 2017” symposium.

/// Thailand ///
  Story: Nawapat Dusdul /// Photography: Nantiya Busabong

 

 

You may also like…

 

Highlights of the Baanlaesuan 2017 Midyear Fair “Living with Passion”

 

Room x Living ASEAN Design Talk

 

 

Five Spots You Must Absolutely Not Miss at The 2017 Baanlaesuan Midyear Fair

Five Spots You Must Absolutely Not Miss at The 2017 Baanlaesuan Midyear Fair

“Living with Passion” is the defining theme of the 2017 Baan Lae Suan Midyear Fair. To help you get the most out of it, Living ASEAN would like to point out some of the Fair’s educational, entertainment, and inspirational highlights.

 /// Thailand ///
 Photography: Sitthisak Namkham, Natthawut Pengkamphoo, Supawan Sa-Ard
  

Room TERMINAL by room Magazine

High on our list is Room TERMINAL, a 580-square-meter space with a hip, straightforward and colorful design laid out in sharp lines and clearly marked walking paths to reflect the cosmopolitan world of ASEAN, mixing contemporary décor with fascinating local flavors. Don’t miss the SACICT CONCEPT booth, where you’ll see artistic modern Thai handicrafts from the most skilled artisans of the organization “Support Arts and Crafts International Centre of Thailand.” Stop and sip a cuppa at the charming little Laliart Café before attending one of the Design Talk symposia on design trends produced by Room Magazine and Livingasean.com and featuring famous designers. At the July 29 event, “Modern Tropical Re(Design),” you can interact with four of ASEAN’s leading architects.


 

Baan Lae Suan Publishing House Zone’s “My Little Farm”

This year Baan Lae Suan Publishing House has its collected books – on plant varieties, crafts, food, agriculture, etc. – on display under the heading “Urban Little Farming.” Here you can also enjoy shopping at an organic fruit and vegetable stand, the Little Tree plant shop, and a handmade jewelry booth. There’s also a coffee shop, and every day through July 30 you can join in workshops on pastry-making, plant cultivation, and do-it-yourself activities.


 

Kitchen lore at “Cooking Mania Home”

This zone has a display for home cooking aficionados designed by a Baan Lae Suan team to suggest various kitchen ideas and ambiences visitors might be inspired to apply to their own home cooking. It features a reproduction of the wood-and-charcoal-stove Thai kitchen of earlier eras, with kitchen implements hung on the wall; then there are a “pantry-style” urban kitchen that’s small but with full functionality, a spot where bakery-lovers can make pastries, and an outdoor kitchen with a large barbecue pit.


 

Greenhouse Zone for plant-lovers

People who love gardens and plants will be totally entranced with this zone and this year’s concept of “plant mania.” Here you’ll see decorative ways a person just crazy about plants might set up various spots in the house. One area is like a science lab, full of experimentation equipment. There’s a space bedecked and festooned with all sorts of species: ferns, sago palm, carnivorous plants, etc. Nearby is a courtyard designed to support practically all garden uses in all situations, with a small greenhouse showcasing how to cultivate and organize a plant collection.


 

Find that perfect piece of craftsmanship at “My Craft Zone”

The crafts zone this year is bustling with a wide variety of merchandise, producers, and craftsmen. Visit adorable shops selling clothing, handmade ceramics, leather shoes, and traditional Thai products, just for starters.


 

You may also like…

 

Tropical Ways at the 2017 Baanlaesuan Midyear Fair

 

Highlights of the Baanlaesuan 2017 Midyear Fair “Living with Passion”

 

Room x Living ASEAN Design Talk

 

Tropical Ways at the 2017 Baanlaesuan Midyear Fair

Tropical Ways at the 2017 Baanlaesuan Midyear Fair

With its tropical plants, products developed from traditional knowledge, fragrances, even innovative Thai kitchen formats, the 2017 Baanlaesuan Midyear Fair offers many perspectives on life in the tropics.

/// Thailand ///

Under the theme “Living with Passion,” you’ll encounter tropical ways of life through household items, garden ornamentation, foods, and many other elements. For an enhanced Fair experience, Living ASEAN here distills some of the essence of the tropical lifestyle found in the exhibits.

– Thai Kitchen –

Traditionally, a Thai kitchen stands separate from the house, since Thai food preparation gives off pungent, spicy scents. Nowadays modern Thai kitchens are designed within the house, for food preparation and dining in the same area. This open-style kitchen is great for welcoming guests or proudly showing off to anyone.


 

– SACICT Booth –

The public organization SACICT has a brilliant exhibit of products from projects aimed at developing handicrafts for the contemporary marketplace. Through adaptation of local materials to create an interesting narrative, each piece of work clearly reflects the folk knowledge of its region of origin.


 

– Perfume –

This perfume is used to wash sacred objects, but also makes for a refreshing bath or shower, and can be used as a perfume or for massage. Made from natural rainwater boiled with the alyxia herb and fragrant pandan mixed with stone powder for a sweet, refreshing scent and rash-relieving qualities, it’s a natural, non-allergenic perfume that uses no alcohol.

Link : http://nuaynardhandcraft.com/


 

– Carved Products Featuring Local Patterns –

Drink coasters from Thxful are made from four types of wood – oak, beech, maple, and walnut. The design is inspired by a fish-tooth pattern: when a drinking glass is placed on the coaster, water doesn’t spill out the sides, but gathers in the middle. Vases are carved in Thai krajang patterns with hand tools before a final artistic touch-up.

Link : https://th-th.facebook.com/Thxful/


 

– Organic Coffee –

Organic coffee from Laliart comes from Doi Mae Jam in Lampang province. It grows well in the moderate forest shade. This environmentally friendly coffee is grown naturally without chemicals or pesticides and in harmony with the ecological system. The beans are fragrant, tasty, with no toxic residue. You’ll find it at the room Magazine Pavilion.

Link : https://th-th.facebook.com/Laliartcoffee/


 

 

– Organic Farming –

“Uncle Group” is an association of seven “new age” farmers experimenting with organic agriculture. “Organic” refers to nature-based agriculture, using no synthetic or contaminating chemicals, respecting the ecological system, and not harmful to the soil, water, or living things. Organic produce is clean and safe. You can meet members of this distinguished collective in Baan Lae Suan Publishing House’s Highlight Zone.

Link : https://th-th.facebook.com/unclereefarm.page/


 

 

– Tropical Plants –

Plants suitable for growing in the tropics thrive in the heat and don’t require a lot of care. Examples are shade-giving trees such as common palms, areca, water jasmine, fan palm, and bird-of-paradise, as well as ornamental flowering plants such as ferns and orchids. The Fair offers a wide selection of these, and in the Greenhouse Zone you’ll find an inspiring show garden that features many of them.


 

– Vegetables and Herbs –

Vegetables and herbs such as pepper, lime, and holy basil are hardy kitchen staples that grow well in the tropics and are great for home cultivation and use in traditional recipes. Many also have medicinal qualities and promote good health.


 

You may also like…

 

 
Room x Living ASEAN Design Talk

 

Highlights of the Baanlaesuan 2017 Midyear Fair “Living with Passion”
X