THE PURE GOLD EXHIBITION
AT TCDC IN BANGKOK
18 May – 22 July 2018
The Goethe-Institut Thailand in cooperation with ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) and Thailand Creative & Design Center (TCDC) is presenting the exhibition “Pure Gold – Upcycled! Upgraded!” proposing current upcycling approaches for value creation.
Affected by global industrialisation and ever greater levels of consumption, upcycling became an urgent matter. As a result, ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) is addressing this issue in the exhibition “Pure Gold – Upcycling! Upgraded!”, online platform, workshop and conference.
The exhibition “Pure Gold – Upcycling! Upgraded!” was first introduced to the public at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany aiming to travel to different countries over the course of 10 years with Thailand as the start of the journey across the globe. At every venue of the Pure Gold tour, local designers are invited to collaborate with Pure Gold in the exhibition.
For Thailand, the renowned Thai curator and designer, Eggarat Wongcharit, and 3 Thai designers, Anchana Thongpaithoon, Jarupatcha Achavasmit and Roongtip Luilao, are actively participating in this exhibition.
»Consumers should want to buy recycled products not only because they are aware of environmental issues. The standard of upcycling production should also reflect product value that can improve lives. Standardized upcycling should use less energy, save labour costs and be friendly to the environment.«
Thai curator and designer Eggarat Wongcharit
The coffee table of the ocean collection was inspired by the ocean sky to design graphic and color combination. The table top was made of wood and veneer scarp which reuse and handmade by artisan so as to create valuable and contemporary furniture. Dimension: W165/L100 cm Production Year: 2015, Material: Veneer, Wood, Powder coating steel
The biodegradable functional tableware was designed under the concept of “design before you eat”. It was the exploration of the value of our food and using craft techniques to create new products with adding the functional into the product for extending waste lifecycle before throwing into landfills. Dimension: 15x20cm, 30x15cm, Production year: developed since 2014, Material: Fruit Peels
To weave is to bond. Rejected safety belts are semi-separated into fringes and stripes then re-woven to become wall coverings for hospitality and resident decorations. Dimension: 100x200cm, Production year: 2017-present, Material: rejected safety belt from automobile industry.
17. May – 22. July 2018
Thailand Creative and
Design Center TCDC
15. Dec. 2018 – 06. Jan. 2019
Secretariat Yangon (Rangun)
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