Shoson Thatawakorn

Shoson was born in Bangkok in 1976. He spent most of his childhood with his grandfather (a part-time carpenter and full-time District Attorney) who introduced him to handcrafting skills that flourished later on his life path.  His started his career studying Product Design at King Mongkut Institute of Technology Ladkrabang in Bangkok and Financial Planning from UNSW Sydney, Shoson, in 2000 on his return fro Australia had the opportunity to work with  Alexander Lamont as The COO and CFO .

After 14 years of managing, manufacturing and  editing luxury products for the Alexander Lamont brand and top-end international fashion and furniture brands, he established Shoson Jarupatcha, a vertical surface & textile company in 2013 with Jarupatcha Achavasmit.

Shoson's passion has always centred on craftsmanship, product design and development, innovation and new materials with an emphasis on discovering new ways to interpret and apply this experience.

Jarupatcha Achavasmit

Jarupatcha's love in textiles came at a very early age when she would spend time knitting, sewing and playing needleworks with her grandmother, a seamstress teacher in the Royal Palace. Since then her enduring love affair with textiles has seen her Major in Textiles Design at King Mongkut Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL) and a Master of Fine Arts at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, as well as spending time conducting a weave design research at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. She has taken a post as a textiles lecturer at the Industrial Design Department at KMITL after her education and was also a design consultant for numerous sectors such as International Trade Centre, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Thailand Creative and Design Centre (TCDC), Office of Knowledge Management and Development (OKMD) and working on art and design projects with Jim Thompson, Alexander Lamont, Tai Ping and Doi Tung. Her passion for textiles has seen her receive numerous local and international awards such as Young Thai Designer Award in the UK and the Thailand Designer of the Year (Textiles).

In her free time Jarupatcha volunteers to use her teaching and design skills for charitable works at Chaipattana Foundation, Ramathibodi Foundation and Phradabos Foundation.