The Office of Innovation and Value Creation, under the International Trade Promotion Department, has held the “DEmark Award 2017” presentation ceremony for the design excellence of 53 Thai products, while celebrating the 10th anniversary of the DEmark scheme.
It also announced the next competition, for which the application period is scheduled for March next year.
The presentation ceremony was for the winning entrepreneurs and designers of well-designed products which also brought consumers a better quality of life.
Of the winning 53 design works, 17 belonged to the lifestyle products category, while the graphic design category scooped 16 awards.
The furniture category landed seven awards, while packaging won five, and the industrial products and innovative fashion categories won four each.
Somdet Susomboon, deputy director-general of Commerce Ministry’s International Trade Promotion Department, said: “With its commitment to promote the design excellence of products and services of Thai designers as part of efforts to lift the economy and people’s living conditions following the Thailand 4.0 policy, the Department of International Trade Promotion has been continually supporting and pushing Thai entrepreneurs and designers to increase their competitiveness in the global market.
“The Design Excellence Awards or DEmark project is another key strategy to push Thai entrepreneurs and designers forward to the creation of a creative economy, with the aim to encourage Thai entrepreneurs and designers to place importance on the application of design knowledge in their products in order to add value and create differences which will finally result in a competitive advantage of the country at the international level.”