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PHAKA chair & SALMON bench : DEmark winner 2021

PHAKA chair : DEmark winner 2021
Designer: Ratthee Phaisanchotsiri

The Phaka chair is a quest for the simplest structure, an essential character of a good chair. The pure, humble aesthetic is created by exceptional craftmanship. For best proportions, the chair design reveals the golden ratio, where careful calculation brings beauty to the eyes.

The Phaka chair exemplifies spiritual essence of an object designed and crafted by humans. An example of an everyday object that glorifies humility and simplicity.

SALMON bench : DEmark winner 2021
Designer: Jutamas Buranajade, Piti Amraranga (o-d-a)

Like a skillful trained sushi chef filleting a fish, Salmon is built from one long log cut into 2 big pieces for the seat and 8 small pieces for the legs. The symmetrical and simple shape maintains the essence and beauty of the raw materials. The humblest way a craftsman shows his respect to materiality.

Design Excellence Award (DEmark)
was established in 2008 in order to give recognition to outstanding product design. It is in conjunction with the Prime Minister’s Export Award (PM’s Export Award) which is presented annually by the Prime Minister under the auspices of Thailand Institute of Design and Promotion, Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce, Royal Thai Government. The winning product receives the DEmark logo for outstanding design, which can be used to promote well-designed Thai products in the international market. It is hoped that this award will help promote development of domestic products, which will in turn better the quality of life of both domestic and international consumers.

The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) receives cooperation from The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and the Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP) in determining the judging criteria for DEmark Award of Thailand, inviting experts to be judges in this contest and also help promote the DEmark Award to be widely accepted in the international arena.



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