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Design Ideas

Marisa Marchitelli

For the past year I’ve been working on Handmade Chiangmai as the project’s creative director. Searching for a wide-ranging showcase of the richness and variety of craftsmanship in Chiang Mai, I’ve visited makers and designers working in different mediums with an array of techniques. These are some products I love.

To see more visit www.handmade-chiangmai.com.

For more information on the Creative Design Awards please visit www.creativechiangmai.com/en/ida.

a. Metal Studio

www.metal-studio-thailand.com

Sirilak Samanasak Chappell started with simple bead-work, then experimented with semi-precious stones and finally delved into metals: silver, gold, copper and brass. On Nimmanhaemin Road, she works out of a charming purpose-made metal shop set in an old Thai teak house.

1,400 baht

b. In Clay

www.facebook.com/pages/InClay-Studio-Pottery

Jirawong’s teapot collection is inspired by the mistletoe fig plant, which is indigenous to Northern Thailand.

1,500 baht

c. Don Designs

www.dondesigns.net

These deceptive suitcase drawers are such a fun addition to any room. Made from wood and finished with faux leather.

7,500 baht

d. Mai Ngam Tiles

www.maingamtiles.com

These cement tiles are made using a machine that applies 40,000 tonnes of pressure to cement powder, essentially creating a tile in a one-step process.

sq.m 1,000-1,200 baht