Creative & Design festival aims at sharing visions and achievements that revitalize the potentials of Bangkok



Bangkok Design Week (BKKDW) proposes the prominence of Bangkok’s design and creative works. Through these works, the festival presents ambitious ideas and new possibilities of Bangkok, now and in the future. 


Celebrated in the creative districts, these creative works range from experimental pieces to the works with social and business impacts. With fun activities and memorable experiences, the festival is blended beautifully with the charm of Bangkok and attracts visitors from across the world to experience Bangkok’s latest happening. 


BKKDW has long been a fixture on the Bangkok event calendar: it contributes to the growth of the creative industries and propels Bangkok to stand out as a UNESCO Creative City Network, Bangkok City of Design. The event is organized by Creative Economy Agency (Public Organization) or CEA, in collaboration with over 60 state agencies, public organizations, academia, and international institutions, as well as 2,000 designers and creative businesses, which draws an estimated number of 400,000 visitors at home and abroad.


With over 1,750,000 visitors and a total economic value of up to 1,368,000,000 baht generated in 5 times of the festival, BKKDW has been presenting new possibilities and significant potential of creators, entrepreneurs, public and private sectors, educational institutes, as well as various cooperation agencies, both domestic and international.


BKKDW is a growth engine for Thailand’s creative industries in a variety of ways, including showcasing creative businesses and designs, stimulating competitiveness, providing a local and international business networking opportunity, and generating economic momentum for downstream businesses such as marketing, printing, online media, galleries, cafes, restaurants, gifts & souvenirs, travel, hotels, and public transportation.

About CEA

Established on 14 August 2018, the organization formerly known as Thailand Creative and Design Center (TCDC) is now Creative Economy Agency (Public Organization): CEA. Under the supervision of the Office of the Prime Minister, CEA has taken on a stronger role in fostering the creative economy for the sustainable economic development of Thailand.

One of CEA’s missions is to put forth the development of the creative district. By promoting the district and its conducive atmosphere to new businesses, CEA is aiming to connect the local community with each stakeholder.

With creativity as a key driver for leveling up businesses and quality of life, CEA is tasked with enhancing the prominence and competitiveness of Thai entrepreneurs and the creative network to advance Thai creative industries.


Contact us

Creative Economy Agency (Public Organization)

The Grand Postal Building, 1160 Charoenkrung Road, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500

(66) 2 105 7400 (Tuesday – Sunday | 10.30 – 19.00)

Livable Scape

The More People Act, The Better The City

hard matters . heart matters . design matters


27 Jan — 4 Feb 



Bangkok: A Tourist’s Delight, but Not Yet a Pleasant Place to Live


Bangkok has earned its reputation as a top global ‘city to visit,’ but why does it rank lower as a ‘living city’? It grapples with a range of issues and obstacles, particularly in terms of infrastructure that still do not meet the needs of its residents.


Being a city that is only pleasant to visit is not enough to make a city strong and survive in today’s world. The livability of a city is therefore the key to making it a sustainable place for its people to live and work.


‘The livability of a city’ is measured by how its residents experience it in their daily lives. This includes the physical, mental, and social aspects of their environment, from the private sphere to the public sphere. A livable city meets the needs of its residents in all of these dimensions, providing products, services, and activities that promote a sense of connection between people and their surroundings.


Bangkok Design Week 2024 (BKKDW2024) acts as a platform for ideas and experiences that will make Bangkok a more livable city. It invites everyone to create a ‘Livable Scape’ in every possible way, from the small things around us to the relationships we build, the space we inhabit, the environment we live in, and the views we see, through the Festivalisation of the city in three essential dimensions:

Hard Matters: A city that is physically well-designed, effortlessly accessible, and promotes good health.

Heart Matters: A city that is emotionally nurturing, caring for its people, offering a variety of activities, and celebrating authentic culture.

Design Matters: A city that is well-designed, ensuring a good life, thriving public spaces, strong communities, and contributing to the creative economy.


Together, we can make Bangkok a city that is livable, attractive for investment, and worth visiting, becoming a lovable city for its residents, investors, and visitors. Let’s move beyond ideology to practicality. Anyone can take the first step.


The more people act, the better the city, the better quality of life.


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