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Thai Korakot: 'Transforming basic skills into artistic creations'

Korakot delved into the art of tying Thai kites, learning the intricacies from his grandfather, and mastered the techniques of Thai basketry. Whether it was crafting wicker for kitchenware, fish catchers, or furniture, he honed his skills to perfection. Starting with school projects, he progressed to develop tangible products. His journey led him to create lanterns, earning him recognition in the talent a la carte section at the Maison&Objet fair in 2006.

Inspired by his passion, Korakot returned to Thailand and established a team in his hometown of Phetchaburi, located two hours away from Bangkok. Despite the distance, they took on projects, initially starting with individual orders. As opportunities multiplied, Korakot's team undertook diverse tasks, from designing lamps and decorating department stores to creating unique spaces for restaurants and coffee shops. Their endeavours extended to constructing a 60-room hotel in Thailand, contributing to job creation within the local community.

Today, Korakot's brand is synonymous with trust and creativity. From mastering the art of tying in a fishing village to transforming basic skills into artistic creations, he exemplifies the utilisation of local materials. Designers like Korakot play a crucial role in understanding and collaborating with communities to preserve traditional skills. The use of natural materials from the surroundings not only adds value but also provides employment for community technicians. Korakot advocates for education in art design, aiming to uplift the villagers' living conditions. By doing so, he envisions a future where individuals can receive an education, honour their families, and contribute positively to their communities.

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