Material ConneXion Bangkok " For the designer, in addition to interpretation of the concept of design and studying the possibility of production process, knowing the type of materials and the new innovation of materials will be a competitive strength for solving the technical problem and leading to the advanced creation of the new design. Material ConneXion® the Material library is one of the best resource of information and consultant of material utilization and production process for all designers or entrepreneurs in equipping themselves with the ideal solution and competitiveness. George beylerian was the founder of the first library material which was established in 1997 in New York, USA. Today, there are 5 branches located in Germany, USA, Italy, Thailand and Korea, with more than 4,500 pieces of materials as the samples in their databases.
For Material ConneXion® Bangkok, the place was opened for longer than 4 years, with the database of more than 2,200 pieces of sample materials. There are more than 1,600 samples being displayed in the library which includes the 165 pieces from 103 Thai companies. Khun Chompunut Virakitti, the director of the library revealed that:
“At present, thai manufacturers are more alert and try to develop more new materials for the market. The uniqueness of Thai materials is using the natural material or green materials so 40-50% of material from Thailand sending to New York for selection are the green materials. Focusing on the various trends of design and materials, I think it is a good opportunity for Thai manufactures in increasing their competitive strength.”
In case that the Thai Manufacturers have the new materials in hand and want to introduce to the public, you can bring it to the library for the selection and introduction in online database and the 5 branches. For the selection standard, the conditions comprise 5 factors: new innovative material, environmental friendly and variety of application.