Creator Profile

Atelier 2+

Atelier2+ mixes Scandinavian minimalism with a Thai twist.

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Emerging Designer Awards


Rising Talent Awards Asia in Maison&Objet

Atelier2+ is a Bangkok-based creative studio whose works are somewhere between art and design, and theoretical and practical. It engages in many forms of creativity, from architecture and art to crafts and design. The studio also collaborates with other design studios located both locally and internationally.
Ada Chirakranont and Worapong Manupipatpong graduated in Interior Architecture at KMITL in 2003, and obtained their MFAs from Konstfack, Sweden, in 2009. After moving back home, Ada and Worapong set up a small studio for carpentry work, and founded Atelier 2+ in 2010. The studio’s works cover a wide range of art and design, from architecture and interior design to installations, furniture and other collaborations.
“We are not only a thinker but also a maker who does not create only buildings and objects, but rather visual culture. I’m not sure how I see myself as a designer, craftsman, architect, or artist…probably, it doesn’t really matter.”
Aiming to incorporate diversity in its works, the studio has been working with different groups of people including communities and entrepreneurs to develop works with diverse styles. “Dialogue” marks a project that the studio is currently developing in collaboration with communities and entrepreneurs, which will produce an eclectic mix of works based on individuals’ own inner “dialogue”.

Cane Collection

Caning is a method of weaving surfaces used for furniture. The term is from the material, cane, which is derived from the peeled bark of the rattan stalk, originally from a tropical area of the world and most commonly found in South East Asia. The “Cane Collection” from 2016 was designed by Atelier 2+ and manufactured by PODIUM factory, a woodcraft company in Thailand with a long history and expertise in the field.

“The caned furniture has a unique quality that gives a warm and timeless texture to the interior space. It has a long tradition and history dating back to the 17th Century when European trade with Asia flourished. We love the historical touch and sense of place when we work with this material and the craftsmanship process. The caning method has a long tradition since the colonial period in South East Asia. It’s interesting to see how the tropical material has traveled and lived through history in another side of the world. We try to capture the classic colonial interior and reinterpret it in a new contemporary lifestyle,” said the founders of Atelier2+.




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