Shoson Thatawakorn - Founder
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.
After 14 years of managing, manufacturing, editing luxury products for top-end international fashion and furniture brands, he established Shoson Jarupatcha, a 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 - Design Director & Co - Founder
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).