THIS.MEANS.THAT., the studio established by Tunchanok Yavilas (Communication Designer) and Panjapol Kulpapangkorn (Contemporary Jewellery Artist), crafts a practice where contemporary objects function as character. Finding room to play and allow for even familiar articles to tell new stories, every context becomes a unique potential setting for narratives to unfold through collaboration with Thai artists and craftsmen where the thinking process and technical skills come together and result in the creation of remarkable works of art.
Founder & art Director
Tunchanok Yavilas graduated with bachelor’s degree from the Department of Industrial Design, Faculty of Architecture, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang. She received a scholarship from the Thai Government to further her studies at the master’s degree level in Graphic Design at the London College of Communication (LCC), University of the Arts of London, United Kingdom. Yavilas has been selected for several awards including the international contest Thai Star and Asia Star Packaging Award from the Asian Packaging Federation. Her works and interests include graphic design, advertising, and branding design for clients both locally and abroad. In addition, her role includes policy planning and the enhancement of governmental projects to promote and support Thai art and design for the Office of Contemporary Arts, Ministry of Culture.
Founder & maker
Panjapol Kulpapangkorn graduated with a bachelor's degree from the Department of Industrial Arts, Faculty of Architecture, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang and a master’s degree in Jewelry & Silversmithing from Birmingham City University, School of Jewelry, United Kingdom. He was awarded the MA Star of ‘axis’ Contemporary Art, ART COUNCIL, United Kingdom award and named the winner of TALENTE of 2013 in the field of contemporary jewelry, Munich, Germany. Kulpapangkorn was also selected as the winner of PREZIOSA YOUNG CONTEMPORARY JEWELRY 2013, Florence, Italy and was named Designer of the year: Emerging Designer in the field of design in 2013. In addition, he has been invited to showcase his work in several countries including the UK, Germany, Italy, Poland, Austria and Denmark. Kulpapangkorn is currently working as a visiting lecturer in the Jewelry Design Department, Faculty of Architecture, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang.