MAXIMIZING ON MINIMALISTIC
Playing with contrasts is the underlying DNA of Max Tan, a fashion designer from Singapore. Crafted from the masculine, yet still distinctively feminine, his ‘alternative and quiet’ style has met increasing demand throughout the world.
Working in Thailand’s contemporary art scene for quite some time, Chatvichai Promadhattavedi has become one art collector with an overwhelming collection. That’s the reason why his new home and design studio doubles as a space to keep and show art pieces, incorporated in as essential content of the building.
GOOD DESIGN = GOOD BUSINESS
For a business corporate, vision can be crafted into a design-driven workspace in order to communicate the company’s goals to staff and society. art4d visits three such spaces in Bangkok that exemplify how the workspace can inspire users to outperform others.
BODW 2014, the annual flagship program on design innovation and brands in Asia presented a series of thought provoking sessions, exhibitions and awards ceremonies. We have exclusive interviews with three leading design figures: Shigeru Ban, Adriaan Gauze and Francine Houben. They share with us the potential to increase the quality and vibrancy of life in Asia.
UNTIL ART IS DESTROYED
‘Imply Reply,’ a conceptual exhibition by Huang Yong Ping and Saharan Krue-on, aims to present a reciprocal thinking process that challenges viewers to reconsider the idea of art and its relationship to national identity in recent history through current issues that are crucial to the contemporary era.