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Chiang Mai boasts its local heritage with Chiang Mai Design Awards 2018

Writer : Editor Team    

                Chiang Mai Design Awards (CDA) is an activity initiated to support creative talents and to promote investment in design and strategic tools. Held to support the government’s Creative Economy policy, Chiang Mai Design Awards was first introduced in December 2011 as Nimmanhaemin Art and Design Promenade (NAP), organized by Creative Chiang Mai (CCM) with partners including TCDC Chiang Mai, Science and Technology Park Chiang Mai University and the Faculty of Architecture, Chiang Mai University.   

                In 2018, the seventh edition of Chiang Mai Design Awards focused on contemporary design. The awards were divided into 7 categories, including product design, shop and exhibition design, new media design, brand identity and logo design, architecture and interior design, packaging design, and public facility design. The works submitted have to be the works designed or made in Chiang Mai or in the Northern region and have to be available in Chiang Mai. Moreover, despite of their contemporary appearances, the works have to be eco-friendly and respect local heritage. From numerous applicants, 19 works were awarded in 4 categories:

                Premier Awards: Nature and Good Fortune (Kulna), ASA Lanna Center Architecture Association, Raya Heritage Boutique Resort and Siamaya Chocolate


                Awards: BELLANI-X Handbags, LEAX Chair, The Localist (Shop), Community Charm Maps, iDiscover Chiang Mai, ChivaCare Medical & Physical Therapy Clinic, ChivaCare Clinic and The Chocolate Factory

                Young Designer Awards: LONGGOY, Northern Lights, PP, SAK-SIT TALISMAN and Sweet Taste


                Special Project Awards: Gift and Fashion Project and Salahmade Project   

                As a new regional stage for creativity, Chiang Mai Design Awards aims to develop its standards year by year, believing that Chiang Mai can be transformed into a creative city by the hands of the locals, which is a sustainable way to grow.

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