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Jim Thompson Home Furnishings Debuts at Architect Expo
Established in 1951 by James H.W. Thompson, a prominent art collector, socialite, and entrepreneur, the Thai Silk Company has been widely acknowledged for revitalizing Thailand’s silk industry. The brand has since expanded to include three distinct brands: Jim Thompson, No.9 Thompson, and Fox Linton. With a worldwide distribution network of 63 distributors (in over 60 countries), Jim Thompson Home Furnishings has earned the trust of international designers who have consistently incorporated Jim Thompson fabrics into the décor of prestigious hotels and private residences around the world.
Jim Thompson, a globally renowned producer of handwoven silks, is celebrated for its iconic Thai silks, opulent materials, detailed patterns, and dedication to conserving the heritage of Thai weaving communities. Additionally, the brand has expanded its offerings to include a growing range of high-quality performance textiles and wallcoverings.
No.9 Thompson, launched in 2006, is a dynamic brand with a relaxed, casual elegance. Led by Richard Smith, No.9 Thompson emphasizes accessibility and a painterly scope in its designs, utilizing various materials such as linen and cotton. The brand has received numerous accolades for its unique blend of heritage and contemporary sensibility.
Fox Linton, dedicated to creating beautiful, understated textiles, collaborates with the best mills in the UK and Europe. Focused on sustainability and ethical standards, Fox Linton unveils a select range of bi-annual textile collections that are both aesthetically pleasing and high-performing.
Jim Thompson’s newly renovated iconic home furnishings showroom at Surawong has been revamped with 11 distinct showrooms crafted by renowned interior designer Dao-Vichada Sitakalin. This transformed space not only displays a variety of products but also highlights the narratives of influential designers such as Kachama and Tony Duquette, inspiring customers as they explore. In addition, the modernized flagship store offers visitors a refreshing and contemporary shopping experience.
Sasaya N Vesanen, Chief Commercial Officer – Home Furnishings of Jim Thompson, states, “This is the first time ever that Jim Thompson Home Furnishings will showcase our wide variety of products at this Expo. A good opportunity for the public to get to know more about our brand, not only in fashion but also our complete range of products for the interiors.”
The upcoming interior design trends for 2023 emphasize fun, whimsy, and a refreshed colour palette inspired by the 1970s. Comfort, relaxation, and sophistication are key elements, with a focus on Mediterranean vibes and a return to minimalism, but in a more sophisticated and homelier manner. Jim Thompson products cater to these trends, offering timeless designs that can be mixed and matched to create unique aesthetics while maintaining high-performance features such as light, strong, quick-drying materials and fire-retardant capabilities.
With their rich heritage, commitment to craftsmanship, and innovative approach to design, Jim Thompson Home Furnishings aims to inspire and delight visitors at the Architect Expo’ 2023. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience “The Perfect Blending” at booth F209/1 in Challenger Hall, IMPACT Muang Thong Thani, from April 25th to April 30th, 2023.
About Jim Thompson
No brand spells heritage like Jim Thompson, the Thai Silk Company founded in 1951 by James H.W. Thompson, an art collector, a socialite, and an entrepreneur who has been famously recognized as the driving force behind the revival of the Thailand’s silk industry. Jim Thompson’s disappearance remains the largest mystery in South East Asia until today.
Today, Jim Thompson is the iconic global lifestyle brand from Thailand with a reputation for beautiful silks and “Beyond Silk”.