Performax at the Slow Hand Design Exhibit in Milan.

22.06.2012 20:55

Performax at the Slow Hand Design Exhibit in Milan 2012
Performax in Milan 2012


SLOW HAND DESIGN Interweaving the Spirit of Thai Craftsmanship

17-22 April 2012

Superstudio Piu, Via Tortona, Milano, Italy

Thailand a land of colorful people and rich culture has also created an identity that differentiates it from other countries.  Their culture nurtures their skilled craftsmanship and handicraft works from a young age.  Objects, created by hand connect the Thai people to their heritage and history but also represent their present as well.

New blood influences the designs of the present and brings the local identity of craftsmanship into their modern industries.

Thailand’s pride of Design Excellence (DeMark) award showcases the craftsmanship and the new design development to reflect the inseparable relations between local creative wisdom and the global context of industries.


The Power of Six

Performax has begun to dig deeper into the roots of Thai craftsmanship, even though they have been extremely successful for decades in turning the water hyacinth plant into furniture.  This new found know-how of bamboo technology has brought along a transformation of self expression by the company.  Inspired by the curving abstract line of the Thai numeral “6”, the six chair absorbs the weight of its user via the double structure of bamboo reinforcement.  The seat and seat back create flexible tension impact that adjusts according to the torso line.


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