The TCDC is an exhibition space and resource center with a permanent exhibit on global design influences.
It was set up with the aims of becoming a hub for the development of Thailand's professional creative class. During our visit, we caught an impressive show of first-time work by Bangkok design students.
There's also a design-related library, which is open to the public. And of course, there's a requisite gift shop, with an overwhelming array of locally-designed knick-knacks. Funky!