Concrete is a raw material we have seen a lot of in recent times (featured in an earlier article), used for anything from tables and chairs to candelabras and lamps, and even desktop accessories. So, it’s no new thing when Thai design student, Decha Archjananun, produced these concrete vases during his Masters in Design and Luxury Goods at ECAL in Switzerland. However, the way in which Decha artfully juxtaposes the harsh industrial quality of raw concrete with the delicacy of the wire ‘basket’, turns this vessel into a vase of design genius. The two work to support each other, Decha explains, the concrete base acts as a weight, providing stability, and the laser cut steel frame supports the flowers. Decha is currently in talks with a French company and hopes they will be on the market soon.
Since leaving ECAL, Decha joined creative forces with fellow architecture student, Ploypan Theerachai, to form their design company Thinkk Studio. They have a super cool selection of furniture in various stages of production, including the Miti stools (above) which are currently available from Make and the high luxury outdoor lounger, Cover Crop for Plato, which was awarded the esteemed Elle Decoration Thailand Design Award 2009/2010. To see more of what Thinkk Studio has to offer, check out their website here. This young Bangkok based duo is definitely one to keep an eye on.
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