Design Ideas

 |  May 27, 2013

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.

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a. Metal Studio

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

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

1,500 baht

c. Don Designs

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

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