Name: Cholakarn Visutipitakul
Company: Bodhi Tree Décor Company Limited
Position within company: Managing Director & Creative Director
. Tell us a little about your background in design (education, experience, etc)
13 years experience on branding design and communication design for brand communication industry.
5 years experience on wallcoverings & fabric design for interior decoration sector.
. How would you describe your personal interior design style?
No boundary, no limitation, I just do what I feel works well with each particular task.
. Where does your design inspiration come from?
All surroundings, including media from internet, books and places
. In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense?
A modern cultural theme will be more and more appealing to people since technology is overwhelming life and people feel a thirst for culture and their long established heritage. Therefore, designer trends will be moved to match people desires.
. Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2016 and beyond.
Cultural, simple, natural, strong, boundless
. If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to interior design schemes, what would it be?
I like to ask them what will make them feel happy to visit this place… and so the answer will be insight of what the customer actually wants.
. How important are The International Design and Architecture Awards as recognition of talent and achievement?
Yes, it is one of international standard that prove quality and capability of talent in the industry
. What projects are you currently working on?
Many hotels for Accor group in Asia
. What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?
Live life happily everyday, as always
. Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself
Your most treasured possession? Freedom to live life
Your favourite holiday destination? Phuket Thailand
Your favourite hotel / restaurant / bar? The Pavillion Phuket
Your favourite food and drink? Thai food
If you weren’t a designer, what would you be? I would be a branding guru to help customers build up their brand.