Tuesday, April 12, 2011


  Bismillah Hir-Rahma Nir-Rahim....
           Assalamu'alaikum and nice to see you again to all readers.....this time i would like to share with all of you regarding on my unforgettable educational trip to Bangkok, Thailand on 15-20 march ago. actually our trip to Bangkok was about related to the subject ATH703: Design History. there are about 13 students was joined including our beloved and unpretentious style lecturer, Mdm Suzy......we was divided into 3 group and each group has 4 members and the best thing is I've got crazy minded member that was Hanayaz @ Perfectionist, Arrancha My @ Mr. Rado and Sarah wahidah @ unpredictable lady......we stay together in a group with happily....huhuhu...i try to make my word sounds gracefully.......practice make perfect.....

           the objective of the trip was our lecturer want to gave us an exposure about the design industry in Thailand whereby we know they are really enjoy on what they do and really creative in using material based from nature especially in craft. when we study and observe all the design that has been produced by them, it's really hard to find any mistake or weird things about the product. it is very fine and precise handmade.  a part from that we can know how the Thai people promote their handicraft to the global market beginning from manufacturing process until the activity of import export. according to Mdm. Suzy, most of Malaysian people who are running business of handicraft was always took all the things from here because the price is cheap and there are various design and pattern whereby it is really hard to find in Malaysia.....
picture above showed the writer and his friends, Shahar was at the KLIA waiting for departure at 3.30 pm. to Thailand......

       our journey to Bangkok, Thailand had took about 1 hour 45 minutes and disembarked at the Suvarnabhumi Airport at 5 pm. as soon as we arrived there, the air was so cold different from our country if the writer still remember that the temperature at that time was 29 Celsius. the environment there was slightly different from our country in term of the culture of the society, the way they survive are depends on the business of handicrafts to support the cost of living and the amazing things that the writer could not forget was the quality of the environment at the center of Bangkok city was so clean without found any rubbish on the road......

 all the student was posing in front of the Suvarnabhumi Airport while waiting for the bus to go to the backpack area which called Khaosan Road.....

one of the seater design were found at the outside of the airport whereby it can be reference or output to the students as part of the design trend nowadays.......

            along this education trip, we are located at the place named Khaosan Road whereby the area of tourist affordable area. the journey from the airport to Khaosan Road took about 45 minutes. when the writers jumped inside the bus, he was so shocked because there was so many backpackers same like him and most of them are from Australia and France which carrying large and heavy bag. before the journey begun, one of the Thais had made a briefing regarding on the safety issues and the tips on how not to be easily cheated by Thai people during the vacation there.

this is my best buddy, Shahrul also my camera man....we stay together in one room. the picture showed the background of the bar nearby Khaosan Road. at night, the environment was so beautiful with various color of lighting and many people was chilled out around the area....
this is the environment at night at the Khaoasan Road which was very interesting and happening with the various people behavior and character.


                                                                                                  Turning trash into treasure
                                                                                                   Giraffe Bookshelf (2007)
                                                                                                   Singh Intrachooto, Osisu

At first glance all you’ll probably notice about this bookshelf is the    clever, playful design. But if you took closer, you’ll see that it is            really a whole lot more. This giraffe bookshelf is a reflection of the   designer’s commitment to giving value to things we normally           
think of as worthless. Angled so that books won’t fall off the          shelves, it is made from recycled packaging materials like the kind     used to wrap candy and instant noodles. Osisu was founded by           Singh Intrachooto and Weeranuch Tanchukiat right here in          Bangkok, a city that churns out over 10,000 tons of garbage                  every single day! The company’s founders are determined to explore the creative possibilities of waste products like milk cartons, wood scraps and printed matter. They are developing technologies for turning each of these materials into original products that are sturdy and also environmentally-friendly.

                                                                     Roman holiday
                                                                       Vespa (1946)
                                                                     Corradino d’Ascanio, Piaggio

Piaggio, Vespa’s manufacturer, originally made war planes. Under Allied agreements, at the end of WW2, the company was no longer allowed to manufacture aircraft. Enrico Piaggio decided to create a stylish scooter that was fast and easy to use – a modern design for the masses. Corrandino d’Ascanio who designed the first modern helicopter created a friendly curved metal body-shell which turned Vespa into an icon of everyday Italian style, and an expression of fereedom after years of fascist oppression.

Who cares if the juice spills?
Juicy Salif (1990)
Philippe Starck, Alessi

Though Juicy Salif looks great, it is impossibly awkward to       
use. Try squeezing a lemon on it, and the juice spills all         
over the counter. “Don’t think about the Juicy Salif as a                 functional object”. Says Philippe Starck, see it as a stylish          conversation starter. As one of the iconic objects of late       
20th century design. Juicy Salif captureds the French      
fondness for style abstract forms and produced Juicy Salif     
in 1991. Made of cast aluminium, it sits on kitchen like a         spidery creature from another planet.

United Kingdom
Class and creative imperialism

It is ironic that as the British Empire declined, British creativity began to rule the world, especially in fashion, music and industrial design
Rooted in the enduring influence of the British class system, the most striking British creative expressions have struggled with issues of class dynamics,. Witty and quietly subversive, irony is a recurrent device in British creative culture. British modern design has a unique ability to tap into social dialectics. Nowhere else in the world does the class system generate such creativity. 

Breaking class barriers with polypropylene
Polyprop chair (1962)
Robin Day, Hille
In a class-dened society like Britain, the Polyprop      
was unique as a chair that was affordable and                 appealing to the masses. It also went on to sell in            
the millions around the world. In 1949, the British                   furniture manufacturer, Hille, invited Robin Day to  
explore low-cost designs using new materials, such      
as polyprophylene. Like many designers during the post-war period, Day was interested to resolve practical design issues in the most efficient and cost-effective way. As a result he created one of his most inuentialdesigns, the Polyprop – a light, stackable chair, made from a single piece of injection-moulded polypropylene, back mounted on steel tubular legs.


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