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Extended Family’s Big Wooden House

Extended Family’s Big Wooden House

Everyone living together in a warm communal atmosphere makes this wood house a true family home.

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Story: Jeadwonder /// Photography: Sitthisak Namkham, Piyawuth /// Design: Spacetime Architects Co.,Ltd.

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Mother and her younger sister live in the left wing. Behind is the parking area. Spaces are separated with drapes that can be rolled up and put away to create a common space for big family dinners.
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Teak wall and outdoor connection of mother and younger sister’s house.

Young married people these days tend to move away to have children and live separately, but Chang (Somprasong Sawat) and Bua (Buachomphu Ford) have brought their family back home.

“We’re all one big family, Mom, my sister, and my family, which right now is me, Bua, and our three young sons. It’s comforting to have relatives nearby. Grandma and Auntie help with the grandchildren,” Chang says with a smile. Kanika Rattanapreedakul designed the house: Chang had learned about her work from a magazine article about house design in New York’s Soho district, where Kanika was the single Thai woman featured among a number of Westerners.

Her design resulted in this unique 1,000 square meter home, divided into three main sections. The first part, in the center, holds the swimming pool and central area of the house: living room, dining area, and Western-style kitchen. This is everyone’s common area.

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Dining area and light-use kitchen.
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Chang and Bua’s parlor, used for a meeting room or just to socialize.
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Fresh red tones enliven Chang and Bua’s living room.
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Left: Chang’s sister’s private kingdom. Right: second-floor glass corridor on the second floor connects Chang’s house to the central area.

A section of the lower floor is designed for parking. The mother’s bedroom on the second floor has a classic décor. A vertical garden adds a feeling of warmth. The third floor is Chang’s sister’s domain. The right wing is surfaced with aluminum paneling, for a modern, fashionable “industrial” look: the family calls it the “tin house.”

“I collect paintings, so we have a room for them; in fact the room is designed around them. I favor surrealism and expressionism. You don’t have to understand everything to appreciate the art: it’s enough for it just to have an emotional impact.”

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Chang and Bua’s art-gallery bedroom connects to a spacious white bath.

The ground floor next to the pool has a reception area for guests, decorated with Chang’s art collection and next to a glass room where Bua practices yoga or sons play with friends, neighbors, and relatives their age. The second floor is a mezzanine, with young Matt’s bedroom and a small pantry. Finally, on the third floor is Chang and Bua’s bedroom and two more small rooms for the children as they get bigger.

The design takes everyone’s needs into account in creating not only a beautifully designed and fully functional living space, but more than that, a place that brings together the love and warmth in the family, something that can’t be found anywhere else but here, their “home sweet home.”

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Plan to Build a Fully Integrated District Set in Motion

Plan to Build a Fully Integrated District Set in Motion

Thailand’s largest private sector property development called “One Bangkok” will become a new global landmark when its first components open in 2021.

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TCC Assets (Thailand) Co, Ltd and Frasers Centrepoint Limited (FCL) will jointly develop “One Bangkok,” the country’s first and largest fully integrated district based on people-centric principles and a focus on environmental sustainability and smart-city living.

Out of the total land area of 16.7 hectares, the project has a generous allocation of 8 hectares of green and open space to the city center. “Our vision is to create a place that people can love and want to spend time in,” said Mr. Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi, TCC Group Chairman.

The project will be undertaken with an estimated investment value of approximately US$3.5 billion. It promises to become a new global landmark destination when its first components open in 2021. “The fundamental aim in the planning and design of One Bangkok is to enhance Bangkok’s stature as a key gateway city in Asia,” said Mr. Charoen.

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The development project will have a gross floor area of 1.83 million square meters, consisting of five Grade A office towers built to LEED and WELL standards, five luxury and lifestyle hotels, three ultra-luxury residential towers, a comprehensive array of retail offerings within differentiated retail precincts, and a rich variety of civic areas, and art and culture facilities.

An integrated city-within-a-city district, One Bangkok is expected to be completed in 2025.

Mr. Charoen said, “We are honored to be entrusted by the Crown Property Bureau to turn this important plot of land in the heart of the city into a showpiece district.” The land is leased from the Crown Property Bureau and enjoys a prime location right next to Bangkok’s largest central park — Lumphini Park — with direct links to the city’s mass transit systems, as well as easy access to the expressway network.

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Vacation Home out in Nature

Vacation Home out in Nature

Mountains, streams, and forest in Phao Mae Rim District embrace the open-air retreat home of a Bangkok lady who has chosen tranquil Chiangmai Province over big-city distraction and confusion.

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Story: Monosoda /// Photography: Nanthiya Bussabong /// Design: Sorrasak Chatkul na Ayutthaya, Jamnian Tongma /// Garden Designer: Siriwit Rewbamrung, Little Tree Landscape

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Out front, a beautiful Sri Lankan ironwood tree, also known as a “bunnag.” The left building holds the lobby, with private areas upstairs. To the right is a spacious, open dining hall.

Three years earlier, this was just a holiday home for Lady Ying (Witthiwut Withunwutchai). At that time, Prince Dighambara Yugala was in charge of it, and at his suggestion Lady Ying came to see if she should try living here permanently.

“Before, the house was surrounded by jungle. I explored a little each day, and found a nice view of the mountains. When the brush and grass was cut down, I found the river practically surrounded the house! Right then I fell in love with the place.”

Lady Ying bought the estate for her residence, naming it “Ironwood,” and added a new building for for friends and family as well as a hotel where guests to experience the natural world of northern Thailand.

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The concrete structure, simple walls of brick, perfectly suits the old-style doors and lunette windows.

Three years earlier, this was just a holiday home for Lady Ying (Witthiwut Withunwutchai). At that time, Prince Dighambara Yugala was in charge of it, and at his suggestion Lady Ying came to see if she should try living here permanently.

“Before, the house was surrounded by jungle. I explored a little each day, and found a nice view of the mountains. When the brush and grass was cut down, I found the river practically surrounded the house! Right then I fell in love with the place.”

Lady Ying bought the estate for her residence, naming it “Ironwood,” and added a new building for for friends and family as well as a hotel where guests to experience the natural world of northern Thailand.

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The dining area has a high, open ceiling and opens on all sides so guests can all experience the shady outdoor ambience.

“’Ironwood’ refers to the Sri Lankan Ironwood, or Bunnag tree. This is a monument to my great-grandmother Jamreun (Bunnag) Sanitwong Na Ayutthaya, wife of Suwaphan Sanitwong in the reign of King Rama V. She’s not well-known, but is always in my thoughts.”

One of Lady Ying’s neighbors here is famous sculptor Jamnian Thongma, whose building design talents helped make her dreams come true, with one zone in front and another behind. In front are two buildings: on the left, a reception lobby, with Lady Ying’s private rooms above: on the right, a dining room and catering area. A walkway connects the buildings. The rear zone holds a riverside guest house.

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The hotel has 5 rooms, each with a view of the river Sa and the pleasant shade of big trees.
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The simplicity of the bare concrete wall helps direct guests’ attention to the natural world all about.
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Climbing vines on the outer brick wall adds to a pleasant, shaded look, also reducing heat absorption.

Lady Ying walks us up the white metal spiral stair to her space on the second floor: a comfy, airy little studio with classic décor and a great view of the mountains. The bedroom connects directly to a spacious bathroom; the kitchen is separate, and from there a stairway leads down to a greenhouse garden. The Ironwood grounds are shady and pleasant, landscaped by Wit (Siriwit Riwbamrung) and Bae (Jaturong Khunkong) of Little Tree Landscape.

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White wrought iron spiral stair leads up to the private area.
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Tidy bedroom all in white, even the floor, with lots of natural light from the balcony.

Rooms contain antique decorative items collected over many decades: wooden screens from Burma, handmade chandeliers from Italy, mortared columns from India: many remarkable masterpieces arranged to produce a multicultural atmosphere by interior decorator Pla (Sorasak Chatrakul Na Ayutthaya).

This relaxing home has a remarkable mix of natural setting and cultural atmosphere, with universal narratives everyone can understand. Here are peace and tranquility, just waiting to be experienced.

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Left : The welcome hall features a high ceiling from which hangs a handmade glass chandelier from Murano, Italy Right : Sewing hobby corner in the loft style, furnished with antiques which keep it from looking overly contemporary.
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Drapes separate bedroom and bath for an open, uncluttered look.
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The kitchen leads out to a stairway reaching up to the roof deck and down to the garden.

 

Compact House Where the Old Tells a New Story

Compact House Where the Old Tells a New Story

It’s a tight little home studio connected to the old house. Glass panels everywhere give a light, open look. Interior décor features charming antiques, many redesigned with new forms and  functions.

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Story: Polaroid /// Photography: Sitthisak Namkham /// Style: Prapaiwadee Phoksawad ///

Owner/Designer: Torlarp Larpjaroensook

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“Double-space” area, high and open to reduce heat radiation through the glass
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Big tree in the bathroom! The skylight above provides natural light. Take a shower, and the drainage waters tree roots below.

The young Ayutthaya artist Hern – (Torlarp Larpjaroensook) founded Gallery Seescape in Chiangmai, where his well-known works “Grandma’s Spaceship” and the light switch manikin “Bestto Boy” and  are on display. His new pad, a very cool 3-storey “home studio just a few steps away from the old house, stands where Hern and his construction team tore down what used to be a 4 X 8 meter art materials storage shed.

The new house faces west to greet the old, with the two connected by a flyover walkway. Hern’s idea: to give new form and function to favorite materials he’s collected, that the narrative in things which have lasted over time will take people’s memories on trips without end.

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“My first vision was a bridge between buildings which would give the feeling of being in a tree: look up, see the sky. So from the start the building had to be tall, but the most important element really was the proper use of the antiques I’d collected. Teak, old metal: what could be used for what, and how? More than 30 percent of this house comes from the redesign of old things. The dining table is a teak door edged round with copper and rusty antique iron legs added.”

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Attic bedroom: the east wall, at the head of the bed, is a clear glass window, for waking with the morning light.

From the beginning he wanted the house to be both art showroom and workshop, which is why it’s so open: installed rectangular steel frames are fit with glass to build entire walls, with a “doublespace” interior height, creating lines of sight giving a good view of the art work from every spot. The lower level interior is divided into a painting studio, dining area/kitchen, and parlor. The second floor holds the living room and home office, and the third floor is an attic bedroom with a round skylight to allow sleeping beneath the stars and waking with the sun.

“I’m interested in architectural openings: doors, windows, etc., connecting the indoor and outdoor worlds. They’re points of change for wind, sunshine, and  even people. That’s how the project started.”

 

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The convex curvature of the kitchen is a space-saver.

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Under extreme space limitations, free and comfortable living comes with special requirements. The stairs were a challenge. “The staircase is actually a showy part of the house I’m really interested in, since it’s involved with both building height and space used. It had to take up the least possible space and at the same time function as a piece of art right in the center of the house. Managing materials is hard, especially using leftovers. I needed ten steel segments to make the stairs, but could only get four, so had to scramble and rethink the whole process,” Hern told us while smiling with pride at the end result.

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Link:  https://www.torlarphern.com/

 

8 ASEAN Brands You Should Know

8 ASEAN Brands You Should Know

The ASEAN has long been a source for much of the industrial furniture sold in Europe and the United States. Nowadays manufacturers in the region can rightfully take pride in the design and production of many of their own Southeast Asian brands. The following is a brief “who’s who” of these brands. 

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– Jim Thompson / Thailand –

This Thai silk brand was founded in 1948 by American businessman Jim Thompson, who worked for the United States Army in Thailand. It first reached prominence with the gorgeous silks used in the 1951 movie “The King and I. Today Jim Thompson designs are done by Thai designers near where the silk itself is produced. It is still a leading brand for furniture textiles, costumes, ornamental cloth, and souvenir gifts Thais like to give foreign visitors.


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– Kenneth Cobonpue / The Philippines –

Kenneth Cobonpue’s name is synonymous with a famous Filipino furniture brand. Kenneth stands high on the stage of world-class designers for his elegant combination of modern/contemporary design with the use of indigenous materials. His furniture has won the admiration of many Hollywood actors including Brad Pitt and Lucy Liu, and was used in sets for “Ocean’s Thirteen” and the series “CSI: Miami” and “Nip/Tuck.” He also created the “Voyage Bed” model used in Maroon 5’s music video “Never Gonna Leave This Bed.”


 

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– Yothaka / Thailand –

Yothaka is a trend-setter in Thai furniture which has made a name for itself in the world market, especially Europe. Production of its unique and lasting furnishings began by using the water hyacinth, and now incorporates other raw materials, such as pineapple paper and various kinds of string, which add to the characteristic identity of Yothaka’ s contemporary designs. The brand was founded by Suwan Kongkhunthian, presently considered by his peers as one of the great modern designers.


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– Schema / The Philippines –

Celia Gamboa Jiao, designer and founder of this brand, shortened the name from “Schema by Kalikasan Crafts,” as it was previously known in the lamp industry, and in collaboration with 3 designers – Filipino Antonio “Budji” Layug, the French Swiss Ségolène Aebi-Faye, and Thai Anon Pairot – developed a wider variety of products which use welding craftsmanship in transforming rough strips of galvanized iron into ornamental works of great beauty.


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– Grafunkt / Singapore –

Besides having his “dance card” full of design work for such famous French and Italian furniture brands as Ligne Roset, Living Divani, and spHaus, Nathan Yong also has his own multibrand and furniture outlet under the name “Grafunkt.” Simplicity and elegance wrought with cleverness is the signature charm of Nathan Yong offerings.


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– Deesawat / Thailand –

A brand of teak furniture which grew from a family sawmill business into a full-production shop over two generations, Deesawat features works from a new generation of designers representing many countries across Asia. Big names here include the great Japanese designer Toshiyuki Kita’s 2012 “Pumpkin Chair” piece.


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– Triboa Bay Living / The Philippines –

Established by Filipino designer Randy Viray in 2008, Triboa Bay Living produces wooden furniture with an inherently simple, natural feel, with wood grain and detailed craftsmanship on display in a fine artistic mix perfectly suited for either residence or resort.


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– Ock Pop Tok / Laos –

From humble beginnings as a tiny store founded in 2000 by English woman Joanna Smith and Lao Veomanee Douangdala, today Ock Pop Tok is a worthy representative of the highest craftsmanship and quality in Lao clothing and a leader in promoting principles of fair trade and sustainable business for the indigenous arts and crafts community.

Modern Thai House Celebrates Traditional Charm

Modern Thai House Celebrates Traditional Charm

Looking anything but traditional, this modern house celebrates the airy ambience emblematic of Thai-style architecture.

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Story: Wuthikorn Suthiapa /// Photography: Soopakorn Srisakul /// Design: Pises Isarangkool Na Ayutthaya, Itirit Hatairatana

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Her beloved Thai-style home was damaged by massive flooding that inundated much of Thailand’s Central Plains in 2011. Love never dies. The owner had it torn down to make room for an entirely new home with all the charm and character of Thai-style residential architecture.

“She requested stilt house design with three bedrooms,” said Pises Isarangkool Na Ayutthaya, one of the architects on the team. “Much of the timber was recycled from the old house and put to good use in the new, and she didn’t want air conditioning at all.”

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Fulfilling the owner’s needs, the team of architects came up with house-on-stilts design with extended overhangs. It was crafted of a mix of concrete and steel beams for durability. Proper building orientation allowed the new home to reap the full health benefits from cool breezes blowing in all day from a nearby canal. The architects put in large openings, such as sliding doors and windows, along the sidewall facing the waterway. In the meantime, air vents are put in on the opposite side to facilitate natural air circulation in and around the building. In so doing, they were able to eliminate the needs for mechanical air conditioning entirely.

To ensure nothing goes to waste, timber and other leftovers from the old house were adapted for reuse in new purposes, such as ceiling panels, windows, handrails, and benches, even kitchen cupboards. Reclaimed timber with weathered looks not only added classic appeal to the new house, but also served as sentimental reminders of the old building that had been the family home for many years prior.

The new house may look anything but traditional. But like Thai-style homes of the past, this one is designed for the Tropical climate and well positioned to maximize certain aspects of natural surroundings, from street appeal to views of the nearby waterway.

Part of the air vents designed to promote natural air circulation.
Part of the air vents designed to promote natural air circulation.
An array of wood cabinet shutters was adapted from old folding doors before the flood hit in 2011.
An array of wood cabinet shutters was adapted from old folding doors before the flood hit in 2011.

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Modern Glass House with Spectacular Views

Modern Glass House with Spectacular Views

When it comes to bringing panoramic views to every room, nothing beats this house with glass walls all the way around. Take a look.

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Story: Suppachart Boontang /// Photography: Soopakorn Srisakul /// Owner/Designer: Issaraporn Prasongkij

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Aptly named “Baan Asai,” literally a place to live, a modern glass house in Nakhon Ratchasima was crafted with skill and imagination to achieve one goal – soak up the spectacular views. The owner, Issaraporn Prasongkij, designed this residential cluster development herself.

An amalgam of the traditional and the modern, the two-story, cube-shaped home was built fast thanks to advancements in metal tech industries. Metal became the primary building materials for two reasons – cut down construction time, and in turn reduce any effects on the environment.

From the outside, the house looks like the coming together of three mirror cubes, each of which serve specific functions. To minimize reflections in glassy and metal materials, the designer chose to cover them with hip roof design in pleasing shades of brown. The muted earth-tone colors not only gave the house a comfortable feel, but also enabled it to blend into the natural surroundings.

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Because the outside walls are transparent, much of the house’s interior can be distinctly seen. The beauty of it lies in the detail of furniture, fittings, and other decorative accessories. The owner and her husband handpicked these items for their cozy appeal, from carpets to cushions to porcelain sets. They even designed some of the items themselves.

To take in great panoramic views, glass panels mounted on aluminum frames are chosen over ordinary solid materials. The first floor living room boasts high ceilings that rise as tall as 10 meters from the floor to the apex. Close at hand, an alfresco leisure corner and dining space with an island kitchen counter stand within easy reach from the carport.

With good reason, areas that require privacy, such as bedrooms and baths, are partitioned off from the rest. The house’s two bedrooms are tucked away in the innermost part of the second floor, which affords sweeping views of the Khao Yai Mountains.

The couple also has plans to build a community of urban residents in the area. They are looking at a form of co-housing similar to the ways of the Thais in times gone by. It’s interesting to see how that will take place in years to come.

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A Brick House Cherished by Two Generations

A Brick House Cherished by Two Generations

The pride of two generations, this old house has transformed into a modern dwelling that takes the beauty of brick houses to a whole new level. Check this out.

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Story: Ajchara Jeenkram /// Photography: Soopakorn Srisakul, Sungwan Phratep /// Design: Kasin Sornsri @ Volumne Matrix

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The old house has served as big family rendezvous in Pattaya, a seaside town just two hours’ drive from Bangkok. Those times are gone now. The extended family home is now in the hands of the second generation with a smaller household. That’s reason enough to renovate it to suit single-family lifestyle needs.

“At first when I examined the building, I was trying to identify parts that need repairs and whatnot,” said architect Kasin Sornsri. “I talked with both generations of the family, and I could feel the love they had for this house. So, I decided to go for renovation instead of putting in an entirely new building.”

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In the process, the old roof that fell in disrepair was replaced by a new, single sloping roof. The new roof shape was chosen for its ability to provide tall ceilings, which directly benefited the interior living space on the upper floor. Like the architect intended, the new feature added attractive curb appeal to the house and its surroundings when viewed from the street.

For the lower floor, open-concept dining space is capable of entertaining up to 20 visitors on occasions. The architect has kept the iconic archway design and brick walls on the front façade pretty much intact. Adjacent areas are adjusted to suit the way of living of the second generation, while the first generation enjoys plenty of room for privacy along with dining space and kitchen.

The interior presents an ambience resembling that of an antique shop. Pieces of old furniture and stained glass decorations serve as reminders of the olden days. Handcrafted tiles paired with iron grill designs echo the beauty of floral glass patterns. Together they breathe new life into the old brick house that has been home to two generations. Built to last, and further improved through renovation, it now stands ready for the future.

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TIFF 2017 Showcases Beautiful ASEAN Vibes

TIFF 2017 Showcases Beautiful ASEAN Vibes

A Mecca of the latest in designs and lifestyle trends from across the Region, TIFF 2017 is the exhibition you can’t afford to miss.

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Every year the Thailand International Furniture Fair (TIFF) continues to attract wider audiences from across the country. The landmark event has become a Mecca for designers, craftspeople, and the industries to present the latest in designs and innovative ideas to public views. Here are some of the trend-setting shows from 8-12 March 2017.


– Podium –

Podium’s 2017 collection features beautiful pieces of cane furniture made using the latest in cane weaving techniques. Also known as rattan, or wicker among Americans and Scandinavians, cane furniture is sought after by aficionados of the minimalist and Tropical decorating style.

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– Yothaka –

An exciting collection by Yathaka is known as “Yothaka X Galvanii.” It’s the product of collaboration between the master craftsman and the galvanized steel furniture specialist. The Yothaka collection offers a series of metal panels with complementing weaving crafts that blend well with galvanized steel sofa sets by Galvanii.

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“Customers prefer our products because they not only give their homes a refreshing change, but also make good conversation starters.” - Suwan Kongkhunthian, designer at Yothaka
“Customers prefer our products because they not only give their homes a refreshing change, but also make good conversation starters.” – Suwan Kongkhunthian, designer at Yothaka

– Galvanii –

Durable galvanized steel is an ideal material for outdoor furniture. Galvanii has the design and cutting-edge technology capable of doing exactly that.

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– Hat –

Hat is a group of award-winning designers. The cohort of creative thinkers is widely known for impressive designs of great originality.

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– Kenkoon –

Highlights of the Kenkoon booth include an enormous coffee table designed for the outdoors. The table comes wrapped in materials designed to emulate beautiful sedimentary rock formations.

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“This table is made of the material that we’ve never used before. You can expect more of new materials from Kenkoon Design in the near future,” Metchanun Suensilpong
“This table is made of the material that we’ve never used before. You can expect more of new materials from Kenkoon Design in the near future,” Metchanun Suensilpong

– BaanchaaN –

A forest of elegant chandeliers and hanging lamp ideas by BaanchaaN is inspired by the beauty of weaving crafts.

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– Masaya –

This up and coming brand is making great progress and likely to become even more successful in brass furniture design. Masaya just won a DEmark Award last year.

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– Ease –

Ease, an embroidery design studio, has come up with the aptly named, “Silence Collection” for 2017. Its embroidery design acoustic board is the product of collaboration between Ease and Feltech.

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Design // Nichepak Torsutkanok and Wanus Choketaweesak
“I want to bring common patterns in everyday life to the limelight, whether it’s old wallpaper patterns, or curved iron designs, or tile patterns,” Wanus Choketaweesak
“I want to bring common patterns in everyday life to the limelight, whether it’s old wallpaper patterns, or curved iron designs, or tile patterns,” Wanus Choketaweesak

– Plural Designs –

Plural Designs rose to fame with its ingenious modern design. Now the designer has made the brand even more attractive by adding a touch of craftwork to the design.

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The wooden fixed-gear bicycles on display bespeak the designer’s passion for bicycle riding.

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Design // Krit Phutpim

– Deesawat –

Deesawat, one of Thailand’s big names in furniture making, reveals a new lounger with brilliant design. Made for space saving and mobility, the comfortable lounger can fold vertically, pack, and store neatly when not needed.

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Design // Kodai Iwamoto
Design // Kodai Iwamoto

– Corner 43 –

Making heads turn at TIFF 2017 are a set of woven chairs by “Salt and Pepper Design Studio X Corner 43.” The eye-catching chairs are made using special weaving techniques. The group also has on display plenty of beautiful pieces inspired by weaving crafts.

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Design // Salt and Pepper Design Studio

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– Bambunique –

Bambunique takes the charm of bamboo into the world of contemporary design. It features new collections including beautifully handcrafted cosmos tables and Tether chairs in pleasing shades that restore glory to bamboo design.

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Cosmos table and Tether chairs

– Studio 248 –

This young and synergized group has never run short of great ideas. Its showcase this year includes an expandable pendant lamp shade for indoor use, and a wooden folding chair.

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Design // Jakkapun Charinratana
“Asked to design a chair for TCDC Commons, I come up with one that is foldable, easy to carry and stack up, but still comfortable enough to sit on,” Jakkapun Charinratana
“Asked to design a chair for TCDC Commons, I come up with one that is foldable, easy to carry and stack up, but still comfortable enough to sit on,” Jakkapun Charinratana

– Ayodhaya –

Ayodhaya’s signature is about using natural materials for their ability to bring out a touch of the Orient. Its products should go well with eco-chic decor.

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– Plato –

If you are a big fan of teak wood furniture, the Plato booth is a must-visit.

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– Mobella –

Mobella creatively adds a traditional Thai-style ambience to the living room with a comfy modern sofa set. The company also introduces “Mobella Home,” a sister brand, at this year’s show.

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“This year we launch “Mobella Home,” a collection of accessories inspired by traditional Thai handcrafted items. Our goal is to show the charm of Asian design to the world,” Anupol Yooyuen, design director at Mobella.
“This year we launch “Mobella Home,” a collection of accessories inspired by traditional Thai handcrafted items. Our goal is to show the charm of Asian design to the world,” Anupol Yooyuen, design director at Mobella.

– Eqologist –

Uniquely designed indoor pendants by Eqologist are made of eco-friendly cassava particles with a bamboo base.

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Design // Anon Pairot

– ROOM Lab –

ROOM Lab is a group of fun and creative designers. These wall clock designs crafted of wood highlight the brand’s charm and personality.

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– Patapian –

Patapian presents fine woodcraft products paired with unique weaving designs. This year the designers introduce two new items — an adjustable wood tray, and a handheld mirror inspired by a snail in motion.

Design // Supattra Kreaksakul and Varongkorn Tienaprmpool
Design // Supattra Kreaksakul and Varongkorn Tienaprmpool
“We love weaving crafts. We are inspired by nature and every little surrounding detail in our daily lives. We try weaving everything, even plastic and brass wire. It feels good when our customers appreciate the stories behind our works of art,” Supattra Kreaksakul
“We love weaving crafts. We are inspired by nature and every little surrounding detail in our daily lives. We try weaving everything, even plastic and brass wire. It feels good when our customers appreciate the stories behind our works of art,” Supattra Kreaksakul

 

 

Edgy Modern House with Triangular Design

Edgy Modern House with Triangular Design

A box-shaped modern house takes relaxation to a whole new level. Incorporating triangles in the detail, the home with edgy design comes to light with all the charm and character. Check it out.

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Story: Sara /// Photography: Nantiya Bussabong, Prachya Jankong, Wison Tungthunya /// Style: Wanassanan Teerawitoon /// Owner/Design: Sorakit Kitcharoenroj

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“I wanted a house with both common and private corners on each floor,” said Sorakit Kitcharoenroj, the owner and architect. And with good reason, he called it “Baan Moom,” which is Thai for a house with corners.

Sorakit had the fulfillment of his family’s needs for highest priority. That said, he translated it into this three-story, three-bedroom house complete with living room, dining room, kitchen, workspace and home theater.

A focus on function didn’t necessarily mean that he had to abandon all the charm and poise. Rather, in a unique fashion he incorporated the concept of “Moom” in the detail. The word refers a space between two intersecting lines. That pretty much explains the ever-presence of triangular shaped design everywhere inside and out.

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One of the house’s outstanding features is the triangular-shaped skylight crafted of insulated glass panels. The rooftop opening stays open to let a shaft of natural light pour into the interior via the stairwell. The stunning design took several months in the making, during which the contractor adjusted the staircases many times until everything was perfectly aligned.

Sorakit designs the bedrooms in ways that best suit each person’s lifestyle needs. For his parent, he chooses to highlight the elegance of the oriental-modern style. His own bedroom is a bit different. It’s the most playful corner in the house. He sleeps on the mezzanine above the workspace that is tucked away on the lower floor. The bedchamber is accessible via stepladders. Right next to it, a hammock floor is there to take relaxation to a whole new level.

The house is without a doubt an awesome intersection of function and design, and “Baan Moom” is the perfect name for it.

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