Studiomake Co Ltd
44/4 Soi Baan Sai Ma
Rattanathibet Road,
Nonthaburi 11000 Thailand

+66 (0)2 528 6212


Studiomake is at
13°51’45.71″, 100°28’27.20″
Map is available for download here

  • Sai Ma, Nonthaburi Thailand
  • Jan 13, 2019
  • 03:25 AM

Studiomake, as a practice, maintains that more innate understandings of our environment stem from more intimate scales of interaction. In our studio and workshops these tactile moments develop from fluid, recurrent shifts between the act of design and the performance of construction. Being able to experience the weight of material and the friction of tools, our ideas are catalyzed by empirical knowledge derived in-hand. Working in full scale and at real time we explore the overlapping realms of architecture, interiors, furniture, and object design. We find our approach is entirely scalable as our projects shift from buildings to door knobs and our roles vary from architect to contractor, collaborator, and/or fabricator.

Studiomake, as a notion, began to coalesce as David Schafer and his late partner, Im Sarasalin Schafer, sought to formalize their long collaboration into a future practice. Having met in the dry heat of Tucson at the University of Arizona they both moved to San Diego to work for several significant architecture studios, they earned their architecture licenses from the State of California, and then prior to moving to Bangkok, they returned to academics to explore a more intimate scale of making. At Cranbrook Academy of Art they spent two years in the Metalsmithing and Ceramics studios cutting, casting, carving, machining, lathing, constructing and construing. That momentum and spirit continues today at their studio and workshops in Sai Ma on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand with a full team of designers and craftsman.


Current Employees

  • David Schafer
  • Supasit Muangsirikul (Associate)
  • Sirima Pliencharoen (Associate)
  • Panumas Dulayasit
  • Napat Tengtrirat
  • Dolathep Chetty
  • Sabel Lwin
  • Phangphan Waongkhanjan (ช่าง/ Fabricator)
  • Sarawut Ritjaroon (ช่าง/ Fabricator)
  • Shittipong Boonpa (ช่าง/ Fabricator)
  • Khambai Chantra (ช่าง/ Fabricator)
  • Thongsai Chantra (ช่าง/ Fabricator)

Former Employees

  • Krit Chatikavanij
  • Punika Chaiyawat
  • Panathapon Pujaka
  • Thiti Kunajitpimol
  • Jitivi Banthaisong
  • Patcharada Inplang
  • Thanakrit Ruengsee
  • Chakkrit Sethasastrakorn
  • Nattapong Jongsomjitt

Current Interns

  • Niko Leung (Hong Kong)

Former Interns

  • Natnaree Verakul (King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand)
  • Sitavee Borwonijatuwich (Kasetsart University, Thailand)
  • Pip Pender (Minerva Academie, Netherlands)
  • Suradet Nutham (Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi, Thailand)
  • Jessica Elena Gardner (Woodbury, USA)*
  • Anisha Jayanth Murali (Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark)*
  • Ezgi Terzioğlu (Architecture Association, UK)
  • Jean-Baptiste Lacave (Ecole Bleue, France)
  • Jenny Hsiao (Cooper Union, USA)
  • Panisa Jermhansa (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand)
  • Linnea Cook (University of Michigan, USA)*
  • Eric Harman (University of Michigan)
  • Chompoonut Kaewtang (Silpakorn University, Thailand)
  • Apichaya Pitakmongkol (Kasetsart University)
  • Eakapob Huangthanapan (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand)
  • Naramon Urailertprasert (Silpakorn University, Thailand)
  • Dorothy Chou (Cranbrook Academy of Art, USA)
  • Janita Siriseth (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand)
  • Paphop Kerdsup (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand)
  • Poap Panusittikorn (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, USA)
  • Rachita Klinmalee (Thammasat University, Thailand)
  • Sittipat Rongronglarp (King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand)
  • Bordhinpat Arpornsuitthunun (Rangsit University, Thailand)
  • Sira Ungkasrithongkul (Rangsit University, Thailand)
  • Jassada Kuapichart (Rangsit University, Thailand)
  • Waiyawoot Nirasphai (Rangsit University, Thailand)
  • Pichet Thuengnark (Rangsit University, Thailand)
  • *Super Long Term