The designs of Suwan Kongkhunthian are elegant yet superbly comfortable pieces of woven furniture that put you in touch with sensuous materials and a not-yet-extinct era of loving craftsmanship.
Suwan Kongkhunthian: Craft Lives is the first book to explore this Thai designer’s greatly admired contemporary creations and thinking in depth. Some 143 photographs and sketches illustrate his signature designs and the influences behind them.
Suwan tells his own inspirational story to show how today’s designers can revitalize their work by channeling the powers of traditional culture and craft. During the past three decades, Suwan Kongkhunthian’s classic furniture designs for Yothaka have influenced the look and feel of spas, resorts, hotels and homes throughout Southeast Asia and the world, thanks to his fresh approaches to woven construction and innovative use of materials.
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