Field Trips

Field Trips on 5th July, 2012

Field Trip 1

Wickerwork Crafts & Design

Organized by Nanthana Boonla-or, Woranooch Chuenrudeemol
Affiliation School of Architecture and Design, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT)
Date 5th July 2012
Time 7.30-17.30
Fee THB 2,500 (including set lunch and the entrance fee of Ayutthaya historical site visit)


In Thailand, there are plenty of vernacular materials as well as crafts indigenous knowhow. Some of them are still practiced in the local scale as the locals have done to earn their living, while some are further explored and creatively added with design and brand value so that they can create their chance for the new markets. The notions of conserving original crafts vs. developing it to serve the market needs are always in practice and discussion. Two of selected crafts-based products producers can be the vivid evidence of recent Thai contemporary craft scene.

Description of workshop

The one-day field trip focuses on indigenous know-how of Thai wickerwork crafts. Participants will visit 2 different crafts producers: one is ‘ Bann Bangchaocha (บ้านบางเจ้าฉ่า)’ the bamboo community enterprise which produces bamboo wickerwork products (mainly baskets, handbags and small items), and another one is Yothaka Furniture Manufacturer (โยธกา), which is Thai company whose several craft-based products (mostly furniture) have won international awards for their design excellency.

7.30 Depart Chulalongkorn University
9.00 Visit Ayudhaya Historical Site (extra activity on the way to Bangchaocha, Angthong Province)
10.00 Depart Ayudhaya Historical Site
11.00 Arrive Bangchaocha Community, Angthong province and visit the bamboo basketry produciton hubs
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Depart Bangchaocha
15.00 Arrive Yothaka production hub
16.30 Depart Yothaka production hub
18.00 Arrive Chulalongkorn University


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Field Trip 2

Office of Traditional Arts- Damnern Saduak Floating Market-Benjarong-Tao Hong Tai Ceramic

Organized by Pim Sudhikam and Pornpan Sutthiprapa
Affiliation Department of Industrial Design, School of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University
Date 5th July 2012
Time 7.30-17.30
Fee THB 2,500 (including lunch)
Attendants 9

7.30 Depart Chulalongkorn University
8.30 Visit Office of Traditional Arts, Nakorn Patom
11.00 Damnern Saduak Floating market tour and lunch
13.30 Visit Piin Suwan Benjarong - traditional overglaze porcelain painting
15.30 Visit Tao Hong Tai ceramic factory in Ratchaburi.
16.00 Return to Bangkok

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Field Trip 3

Designer & Maker, Contemporary Crafts in Bangkok.

Organized by Pim Sudhikam
Affiliation Department of Industrial Design, School of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University
Date 5th July 2012
Time 7.30-17.30
Fee 2,000 (including lunch)
Attendants 9

A trip to visit up and coming design studios in bangkok. Focusing on designer-makers.


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Field Trip 4

A Day to Remember Thai Arts and Crafts

Organized by Assoc.Prof. Chanan Wongwipak
Affiliation International Communication Design Programme, Department of Industrial Design, School of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University
Date 5th July 2012
Time 7.30-15.30 hrs.
Fee THB 2,000


A trip to visit the Royal Arts School in the Grand Palace has been arranged for those who want to fulfill special experience about Thai way of life. In the Royal Craftswomen College, visitors will have a chance to learn traditional Thai crafts normally handle by the lady court, such as cooking and making garland. In the Royal Craftsmen College, visitors will see how Thai traditional crafts such as painting, carving, stucco, and lacquer ware are made. The trip includes royal cuisine lunch in the Craftswomen College. The agenda of this 1-day trip is mentioned below.

7.30 Leave Chulalongkorn University for the Grand Palace
9.30 Visit Royal Arts School for Girls
See some Royal arts class exercises for example preparing garlands and silk embroidery
Take participant observation for cooking Thai sweet
12.00 Have lunch from Royal cuisine
13.30 Visit Royal Arts School for Men Appreciate classical Thai paintings, stucco, mother-of-pearl in lay and lacquer ware
15.30 Back to Chulalongkorn University

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Field Trip 7

Visit C.G.S. (Thailand): "Total Solution for Packaging" Training

Organized by Noppadol & Noppakun Krairiksh, Soamparnee Srisuvan
Affiliation C.G.S. (Thailand) Co., Ltd. and Department of Industrial Design, Chulalongkorn University
Date 5th July 2012
Time 8.00-16.00
Fee THB 500

C.G.S. (Thailand) is a leading provider of world class products and professional services for various types of printing, especially packaging in Thailand.

C.G.S. (Thailand) is the only supplier in Thailand that provide total flexo solution including flexo-training courses by highly knowledge flexographic specialist, serving customers in many areas of printing from brand owner, designer, trade shop, printer and converter of several application e.g. label, flexible packaging, corrugated board, folding carton, bottle, cup, metal, security printing, banknote and etc.

C.G.S. (Thailand) is organizing the field trip and on-site workshop for DRS2012:Bangkok to help the participants develop the better understanding leading to printing quality and efficiency.

C.G.S. (Thailand) has a team of expertises in printing, both educational and practical. C.G.S. (Thailand) is organizing a one-day field trip and on-site training for DRS2012:Bangkok participants to enhance the efficiency and quality of printing and packaging design. For instance, basic printing processes, flexographic printing, digital polymer plate system, prepress for packaging printing, color fundamental, mock-up proof for packaging and ink matching.


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