Concept and Curating: Chloé Braunstein & Sam Baron
Product design team: Studio Nocc, Charlotte Juillard, Thinkk Studio, Gaspard Rush, Sam Baron
Exhibition design: Charlotte Juillard & Sam Baron
TRANSFER[S] is a workshop that takes place between France and Thailand, Chiang Mai and Paris, between Thai and French designers. This workshop, which occured in May 2016, was conceived as a workspace and as a unique opportunity to have multi-layered exchanges. The result of this workshop is reflected in the development of a design-led collection of objects produced in collaboration with local artisans based in this northern region of Thailand with their own specific skills.
The TRANSFER[S] collection combines traditional high quality know-how with a contemporary approach, where ceramic mixes with lacquer and woven bamboo fiber, where traditional weaving enriches the structural capabilities of bamboo, creating hybrid typologies with clear functions easy to appropriate according to one's cultural background. The underlying idea is that this collection signed collectively by the six designers and Sam Baron, can be identified not as Thai or French, but simply as a set of designed objects, providing a common language invented for the occasion, where pieces interact with each other and build up a unique story.