Forward Motion
d+a|Issue 109
Forward Motion

The second instalment of Bangkok Design Week saw Thai designers look to the future while paying close mind to the past.

Duncan Forgan

With its gold-spired temples, spirit houses, gilded palaces and vibrant street food culture, Bangkok is steeped in tradition.

On the other hand, the metropolis – long a cradle for new ideas and a magnet for the country’s sharpest minds – is hurtling towards the future as a hub for different ideas.

This frisson between old and new was very much to the fore during “Fusing Forward”: the second instalment of Bangkok Design Week, which took place at the end of January.

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