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Art June 17, 2012 00:00

By The Nation on Sunday

Designed with dignity


Showing until next Sunday at Living Gallery on the third floor of Siam Paragon is the exhibition “Dignity Design Collection”, featuring home decorative items and fashion accessories designed by a team of female Italian designers and manufactured by Thai women artisans from impoverished backgrounds from the Good Shepherd Foundation.
The exhibition, organised by the Italian Embassy, is a part of the Italian Festival 2012, to celebrate the cordial relationship of more than 140 years between the two countries.
Dignity Design is a networking initiative of Italian women in support of a project run by the foundation aimed at ensuring a sustainable future to hundreds of artisans from impoverished Thai communities. Call (02) 610 8000.
Magnetised by crafts
The upcoming Thai Craft Fair is based on the theme “Skill that Waste Not, Want Not” and it takes place on Saturday at Jasmine City Building on Sukhumvit Road at the entrance to Soi 23. 
The highlight is a collection of animal magnets made from discarded cloth by Fabric Art. They depict the Kingdom’s famous landmarks, signs of the zodiac, popular Thai festivals and, of course, animals.
Shoppers will also find a selection of high-quality handcrafted products from artisan village groups all over Thailand, ranging from home decor and furnishings, gifts, toys, accessories and personal care are also available. The fair is open from 10am to 3pm. Call (02) 676 0636 extension 231 or visit www.Thaicraft.org.
Tinkering with a Tikky
Rotring, German’s leading brand of stationery, is launching a new collection of Tikky, the mechanical pencil for both technical and general writing in classic earth tones. The pencil comes with line width of 0.5 mm in four classic tones – orange, ivory, brown and grey. Its ergonomic wave-form grip is a combination of ABS and TPE plastics for soft and comfortable hold while the shaft is made of ABS plastic for durability. It’s available at all leading malls and is priced at Bt99.