Future Craft

Sanmai 

Sanmai, meaning New Weave in Thai, is a versatile line of products inspired by traditional craft methods in Chiang Mai, designed to evolve craft process, revitalize the value of Thai craft, and create a stronger connection between the maker and buyer.

 

 

Project Type / 

Product Design​

Social Impact Design

Group Work

 

Year / 

2016

Team Members / 

Arisa Nakayama

Emily Nyburg

Sanmai Lounge

A high-end furniture piece seating that can be assembled in different ways so that either one person sits or groups of people sit.

Sanmai Floor Seat

A multi-use furnishing is made by Thai artisans and provides connected experience within home stay space.

About Future Craft: Thailand + Japan

Future Craft is a collaboration between ArtCenter College of Design in California and Tama Art University in Tokyo, Japan, students and faculty from both schools collaborate to envision new opportunities for design to create social impact with artisans in Northern Thailand, in partnership with the Lanna Culture & Crafts Association and the Thai Ministry of Industry.

​Sanmai Products

Sanmai Lounge

Sanmai lounge is a high-end furniture piece seating that can be assembled in different ways so that either one person sits or groups of people sit. It is designed with a higher value that can help to stimulate craft production on a larger scale and in turn helps to promote jobs for the craftsman. It can be used within homestay, homes globally or as public seating. 

Sanmai Floor Seat

Sanmai floor seat is a multi-use furnishing made by Thai artisans and provides connected experience within a space. It's easy to move within the space, and it can provide a working space for global travelers in the homestay.