passionate about design and all of its multi-faceted diversions, saran yen panya and napawan tuangkitkul run 56th studio, an acclaimed creative agency based in downtown bangkok. and just as much as the duo love their work, they enjoy a leisurely get together with co-workers, peers and like-minded spirits, preferably over a self-concocted cocktail or two. and while the 56th studio office pretty much is a versatile workplace where to easily shift into social gear, yen panya and tuangkitkul decided to think out of the box yet again and create an inspiring setting within the office dedicated to creative cross-pollination. both are well-connected in bangkok's creative scene, and their engaging attitude has provided them with an in-depth knowledge of the industry from just about any angle imaginable.
by literally opening up the 56th studio office, they facilitate a new meeting place which in turn would contribute to dynamics of the local design community. situated on the top floor, the private gallery is a lofty space that has been conceptualized as a quirky blank space, using low-key materials, such as slan – a soft plastic mesh commonly used as temporary shading at construction sites – as partitions. these have been dipped in white paint, crumbling the skin for an aging effect. adding up to the artsy vibe are repurposed vintage thai lamps, usually seen in rural areas, and here rearranged in a diagonal alignment to add character. the setting has a versatile configuration and easily adapts to the number of attendees. mind you, the space even has a roofed terrace which allows a look onto the lush back garden. location: the green connect, 235/10 sukhumvit soi 31 [sukhumvit].