Bangkok – The design studio has unveiled a collection of homeware that puts a modernist spin on Thai craftsmanship.
Showcased at Maison & Objet 2018, the Made in Thailand collection includes a contemporary range of tables, vases and kitchen accessories. The line is an amalgamation of research and experimentation with local Thai manufacturers, combining the country's traditional craft processes with a design aesthetic more often associated with Scandinavia than South East Asia.
Using local materials such as bamboo and rattan wicker, Thinkk Studio aims to ‘present an unorthodox overview of Thai designing and manufacturing’ in order to better represent the region on the international design stage.
With connotations of Asian manufacturing often aligned with disposability and mass manufacturing, a growing number of designers are working to change opinions. Like the Made in China label, Thinkk Studio is reinventing what it means for a product to be made in Thailand.