Day two of the Kohler Design Escape took the group to the new ‘Creative District’ in one of Bangkok’s older neighborhoods. The Thailand Creative and Design Center (TCDC) has set up shop in the Old Postal Building on Charoen Krung Road near the riverside. It also houses FabCafe where the Bangkok hackathon finale was held.After a tour through the new TCDC facility, the guests were greeted by the five hackathon finalists who had started their projects a month earlier. Over the course of these four weeks, the students and young designers developed their initial ideas into something more concrete. In short, concise presentations, they explained their concepts, benefits, advantages, and uses for new bathroom products that are related to the senses.
Kudos to Patsapong Musicabutr, Pann Singhraj, Pratchayapol Lertwicha, Touchline Timaroon, Phantahgan Putsuai, and Nitrate Yasun who did a great job presenting their ideas and innovations to the audience.In addition to their verbal and visual presentations on screen, the participants also presented product models that they had created in collaboration with FabCafe. They used 3D printing and other new technologies to produce them.The Kohler Design Escape guests had a chance to walk around, mingle and inspect each of the projects up close after the presentations. With all the necessary information in hand, they had the hard job to select a winner. To us, all of the participants were winners, but there is, unfortunately, only one who can take the prize home. The audience chose Patsapong Musicabutr’s delicate hygiene spray project. Patsapong will soon be going to our Shanghai Design Studio where he will meet with our industrial designers. Congratulations for the hard work and the well-deserved prize.
Stay tuned to soon learn more about their projects here.