DEsign from Waste of Agriculture and Industry
Project by DITP
“REVOLUTION: A perspective into a limitless future”
DEWA & DEWI stands for DEsign from Waste of Agriculture and Industry, its Thai title translated as, “Projects that transform agricultural and industrial waste into creative products for the global market”.
The project began in 2013 when the Office of Design and Innovation for Trade Promotion, Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), recognized an increasing global trend in environmental challenges. With the mission of promoting creative entrepreneurs to add more value to local products and services and boosting the Thai economy, many supporting projects were launched, one of which was DEWA. At the time, DEWA primarily focused on reducing and managing large quantities of agricultural waste produced throughout the region. Its main objective was to use design and creativity to repurpose agricultural waste, and reduce environmental pollution. The results were outstanding design works that were practical and beneficial to the society as a whole.
The project is a collaborative effort between agricultural manufacturers and contemporary designers. Within the past eight years, DEWA has supported the development of over 170 projects. Now in its ninth year, DEWA has since embraced a larger diversity of raw materials than ever before, including industrial waste. In addition to being a major agricultural product producer, Thailand is one of the world’s most important manufacturing hubs and therefore, produces a large volume of industrial waste that can be a new source of materials. DEWA DEWI 2021 concept, “A Perspective into a Limitless Future,” has since reached out to more research partners such as the TISTR Expert Centre of Innovative Materials or INNOMAT.
DEWA & DEWI promises to help drive the Thai circular economy towards a more sustainable future. Under the Bio Circular Green Economy (BCG) sustainable development framework, we hope to inspire entrepreneurs, manufacturers, and the public to see the beauty and the possibilities of what they thought of as waste. Because there is only Earth, the one we live in now.
Exhibition at Bangkok design week 2022
THAI NUM CHOKE
Design Direction for 15 entrepreneurs by THINKK Studio
Exhibition design by THINKK Studio
Exhibition sponsorship by CEA, SCGP, Minimex, Ultra Screen System, Greenery Water