A week before that, I received an invite from EON to be part of the media tour organized for Siam Cement Group's (SCG) Innovative Solutions LIVE! at the World Trade Center. I confirmed my attendance because I didn't want to pass up that chance to blog about this & at the same time get myself updated on the latest trends in architectural/building materials.
I arrived a little after 1 pm, too early for the 3-4 pm activity. While at the lobby waiting for Denise & Dani of EON, these caught my eye.
A "glass house",
& backlit multi-colored onyx walls.
There were registration nooks where one can fill out the forms.
The symposia schedule for the 3-day exhibit.
The highlight of their exhibit was the LIVE! DEMO, a first ever live installation demonstration conceived by the group.
Two mimes started off with a dance number.
From there, the hosts discussed SMARTBOARD's fiber cement board wall & ceiling system & CIPAC Monier's concrete roof tile system, CENTURION series.
The live demo I was invited to see began promptly at 3 o'clock. Succeeding ones, as shown in the schedule, came 15 minutes apart.
Shown next was COTTO's 2-in-1 kitchen faucet, the AQUA TWINS faucet. This faucet features two water functions-tap water for washing & filtered water for drinking.
For purposes of explaining the system clearly, red-colored water was used. Ordinary water (red-colored) came out still red thru the tap water line (right handle), while it came out clear thru the filtered water line (left handle with the "drinking water" icon). A 3M water filter completes the system.
The last item demonstrated was the MARIWASA tile.
|l-r: Mariwasa, X brand|
concrete roof tiles
ceramic roof tiles
fiber cement roof tiles
wall & ceiling boards
Made of tempered glass. Can be used as kitchen back splash or for artwork display.
lavatory & water closet
Slim tiles. Nearly half the thickness of a regular tile. They come in 60 cm x 60 cm (24" x 24").
I enjoyed exploring the MARIWASA booth because of their vignettes! ;)
The loft part of the booth with additional tile displays.
Visitors of the SCG booth also got to experience the "Share My Dream Home" corner, wherein the person can conjure images of their "dream home" (modern, contemporary, traditional, etc) with the Kinect Camera technology & show how the SCG products can help fulfill that.
I made my way through the other exhibitors' booths after checking out SCG's area & attending the live demo.
Past 4 pm, I went home with this stash:
technical brochures of other building materials on exhibit there,
Thanks again to the EON & SCG groups for this opportunity to blog about their recent participation in WORLDBEX 2013.
*The Siam Cement Group or SCG is a leading business conglomerate in Thailand & the Asean region.
*Mariwasa Siam Ceramics, Inc. or Mariwasa is one of the pioneers in the ceramic tile industry.
*COTTO is a world class manufacturer of tiles & sanitary wares.
Both Mariwasa & COTTO are in joint venture with SCG.
No monetary compensation was given to this author for this post. Due to the nature of the products presented, this shall in no way, influence or be in conflict with her profession as an architect.