LEADING DESIGN HOTEL akyra MANOR CHIANG MAI HOSTS THREE EXHIBITIONS IN ONE TO SHOWCASE ARTS, CRAFTS AND CREATIVE HOME DeCOR IN THE NOTHERN THAI CAPITAL

General Press Releases Friday October 21, 2016 10:30
Bangkok--21 Oct--Delivering Asia Communications

From November until the end of February 2017, akyra Manor Chang Mai is celebrating the heritage of craftsmanship and showcasing the thriving artistic community in the northern Thai city with an exhibition that shines a light on three home-grown talents.

A three-month exhibition, exclusively hosted by akyra Manor Chiang Mai – the intimate, all-suite luxury hotel located on the city's trendy Nimmana Haemin Road – showcases paintings, handicrafts, and green products for the home inspired by nature and Buddhism.

"Chiang Mai has long been known for its traditional handicrafts, but it is also a destination simmering with creativity. The artistic community is a very much thriving here and hopefully we can capture the essence of that by providing a platform to connect artists with collectors and buyers. We hope to be hosting more of these exhibitions as they perfectly complement the akyra philosophy of bringing dynamic designs to happening locations," said Christophe Gestin, Hotel Manager, akyra Manor Chiang Mai.

Three local artists and brands – Vichit Chaiwong, Bua Bhat, and Cotton Farm – have been handpicked to showcase their work, all of which are on display throughout the hotel.

Born in Chiang Mai, Vichit Chaiwong is an accomplished artist whose two keen interests include the Poy Sang Long – the ordination of novice monks by the Shan people of Myanmar and northern Thailand, and the colourful natural beauty of Chiang Mai in different seasons. These passions are beautifully featured in a selection of 11 works of art, which include a series of four portraits of the "Jewelled Princess" painted using a palette knife technique, and an oil on canvas representation of Phrathat Phusi in Luang Prabang, a twin city of Chiang Mai and one the artists often visits.

Bua Bhat, which means "sunflower" in the Northern Thai dialect, is known for its local handmade products that are contemporary in design and eco-friendly by nature. Inspired by the natural world and the essence of Buddhism, the homegrown brand's fun-loving home decorative items also enable village women to maintain their traditional livelihood with an up-cycling solution that also helps solve the waste issue in Thailand's textile industry.

Born and raised in a family of craftspeople, Premruedee Kullasu Is an expert in the art of hand-woven cotton. The tradition is often overlooked in Thailand's rush to compete in the global marketplace, but it is one that is highly regarded in Japan, where she spent two years after graduating from Chiang Mai University. Premruedee's research resulted in the birth of a new brand offering intricate handmade cotton clothing and home accessories that she affectionately named Cotton Farm. The contemporary handicrafts are 100% made in Chiang Mai, from cotton harvested by hand. They are also 100% non-toxic as the colours are all natural – created out of everything from indigo to cumin – and hence environmentally friendly too.

All the artwork and products on display at akyra Manor Chiang Mai are available for purchase, with 100% of the proceeds going to their respective creators.

Latest Press Release

Tesco Lotus makes headway against food waste, with all hypermarket stores

Tesco Lotus makes headway against food waste, with all hypermarket stores in Bangkok and major cities now donating surplus food to local charitiesand food waste data tracking under way Tesco Lotus, part of the world's leading retail group Tesco, has...

Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin unveils the exclusive collaboration of Thai gastronomy with Chef Ian Kittichai

Three top chefs are joining hands at Michelin one star Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin restaurants to present a six-course Thai gastronomic dinner. The dinner, which takes place, on Saturday 1 December 2018, brings together guest chef Henrik Yde Andersen Kiin Kiin...

CP ALL JOINS FORCE WITH THAI WEBMASTER ASSOCIATION AND PIM ORGANIZING THE 2ND THAILAND BEST BLOG AWARDS 2018 BY CP ALL GLOBLOGLIZATIONNOW OR NEVER INVITING BLOGGERS TO SUBMIT WORKS FOR CONTEST

CP All (Public) Company Limited, the founder of 7-Eleven convenience stores in Thailand, in cooperation with Thai Webmaster Association (TWA) and Panyapiwat Institute of Management (PIM), pursues the intention to support and inspire online writers or...

Fit and Firm with Vistra Sports Exclusive Party 2018 at Lancaster Bangkok

Lancaster Bangkok was honoured to be chosen as venue for the "Vistra Sport Exclusive Party 2018"organised by Vistra Sports, the leader of nutrition for sport and exercise. The party brings all guests to join activity exclusively with Coach Micky-Nont...

Fight weathered skin and aching muscles this winter with Spa Cenvarees luxurious Golden Moments program

As the cooler weather sweeps in, our special "Golden Moments" treatment program is making a long-awaited return to Spa Cenvaree at Centara Grand at CentralWorld. Specifically designed by our team of massage and wellbeing professionals for the winter...

Related Topics