jim thompson

Jim Thompson was an American businessman who helped revitalize the Thai silk industry in the 1950s and 1960s. Time magazine claimed that he “almost singlehandedly saved Thailand’s vital silk industry from extinction”.

After working for a year or so on a project to restore the old Oriental Hotel, his interest turned to the commercial possibilities of Thai silk, an ancient handicraft that was fast disappearing due to competition from cheaper, machine-made fabrics.

Convinced that the beauty and quality of the material would have an appeal outside Thailand, Thompson assembled a small collection and took it to show friends in New York. There, the response was sufficiently enthusiastic for him to return to Bangkok and with a group of shareholders, start the Thai Silk Company, Ltd.

Today the legend’s legacy is kept alive and business is thriving with Jim Thompson being distributed worldwide. Jim Thompson can be found featured in some of the most prolific and lavish interior projects, including a selection of well known luxury hotels.

Bonsai of the Vanities

For the Spring 2016 collection Ou Baholoyodhin has sought inspiration from the Jim Thompson archives and the private collection of the Royal Palace. Through a meticulous exploration of these troves has emerged the exquisitely crafted “Bonsai of the Vanities Collection”. Combining Jim Thompson’s own experiences living in New York prior to falling in love with Thailand, Ou has created fabrics born from a unique symbiosis between East and West. Bonsai of the Vanities compiles a selection of motifs that trace their lineage back to old Europe, while imbuing a true veneration for the artistry of the East. Bonsai of the Vanities is Ou’s second fantastic collection for Jim Thompson, as the creative director of home furnishings.

View the range on the jim thompson website.

Bonsai of the Vanities

Bonsai of the Vanities - Bonsai 1 | jim thompson
Bonsai of the Vanities | Bonsai 1 | jim thompson | View range
Bonsai of the Vanities - Bonsai 2 | jim thompson
Bonsai of the Vanities | Bonsai 2 | jim thompson | View range
Bonsai of the Vanities - Bonsai 3 | jim thompson
Bonsai of the Vanities | Bonsai 3 | jim thompson | View range
Bonsai of the Vanities - Bonsai 4 | jim thompson
Bonsai of the Vanities | Bonsai 4 | jim thompson | View range
Bonsai of the Vanities - Bonsai 5 | jim thompson
Bonsai of the Vanities | Bonsai 5 | jim thompson | View range
Bonsai of the Vanities - Bonsai 6 | jim thompson
Bonsai of the Vanities | Bonsai 6 | jim thompson | View range
Bonsai of the Vanities - Bonsai 7 | jim thompson
Bonsai of the Vanities | Bonsai 7 | jim thompson | View range

Bonsai of the Vanities Trimmings

Bonsai of the Vanities Trimmings  - Trimming 1 | jim thompson
Bonsai of the Vanities Trimmings | Trimming 1 | jim thompson | View range
Bonsai of the Vanities Trimmings  - Trimming 2 | jim thompson
Bonsai of the Vanities Trimmings | Trimming 2 | jim thompson | View range

Halcyon

Halcyon - Halcyon 1 WP | jim thompson
Halcyon | Halcyon 1 WP | jim thompson | View range
Halcyon - Halcyon 2 WP | jim thompson
Halcyon | Halcyon 2 WP | jim thompson | View range
Halcyon - Halcyon 3 WP | jim thompson
Halcyon | Halcyon 3 WP | jim thompson | View range
Halcyon - Halcyon 5 WP | jim thompson
Halcyon | Halcyon 5 WP | jim thompson | View range
Halcyon - Halcyon 6 wp | jim thompson
Halcyon | Halcyon 6 wp | jim thompson | View range
Halcyon - Halcyon 7 WP | jim thompson
Halcyon | Halcyon 7 WP | jim thompson | View range

Forbidden Colours

Forbidden Colours - Forbidden 1 | jim thompson
Forbidden Colours | Forbidden 1 | jim thompson | View range
Forbidden Colours - Forbidden 2 | jim thompson
Forbidden Colours | Forbidden 2 | jim thompson | View range
Forbidden Colours - Forbidden 3 | jim thompson
Forbidden Colours | Forbidden 3 | jim thompson | View range
Forbidden Colours - Forbidden 4 | jim thompson
Forbidden Colours | Forbidden 4 | jim thompson | View range
Forbidden Colours - Forbidden 6 | jim thompson
Forbidden Colours | Forbidden 6 | jim thompson | View range
Forbidden Colours - Forbidden 7 | jim thompson
Forbidden Colours | Forbidden 7 | jim thompson | View range
Forbidden Colours - Forbidden 9 | jim thompson
Forbidden Colours | Forbidden 9 | jim thompson | View range
Forbidden Colours - Forbidden 11 | jim thompson
Forbidden Colours | Forbidden 11 | jim thompson | View range
Forbidden Colours - Forbidden 12 | jim thompson
Forbidden Colours | Forbidden 12 | jim thompson | View range
Forbidden Colours - Forbidden 13 | jim thompson
Forbidden Colours | Forbidden 13 | jim thompson | View range
Forbidden Colours - Forbidden 14 | jim thompson
Forbidden Colours | Forbidden 14 | jim thompson | View range

Sanctuary

Sanctuary - Sanctuary 1 | jim thompson
Sanctuary | Sanctuary 1 | jim thompson | View range
Sanctuary - Sanctuary 5 | jim thompson
Sanctuary | Sanctuary 5 | jim thompson | View range
Sanctuary - Sanctuary 6 | jim thompson
Sanctuary | Sanctuary 6 | jim thompson | View range
Sanctuary - Sanctuary 7 | jim thompson
Sanctuary | Sanctuary 7 | jim thompson | View range
Sanctuary - Sanctuary 8 | jim thompson
Sanctuary | Sanctuary 8 | jim thompson | View range

Indore Garden

Indore Garden  - Indore Garden 1 | jim thompson
Indore Garden | Indore Garden 1 | jim thompson | View range
Indore Garden  - Indore Garden 2 | jim thompson
Indore Garden | Indore Garden 2 | jim thompson | View range
Indore Garden  - Indore Garden 6 | jim thompson
Indore Garden | Indore Garden 6 | jim thompson | View range
Indore Garden  - Indore Garden 6 | jim thompson
Indore Garden | Indore Garden 6 | jim thompson | View range
Indore Garden  - Indore Garden 9 | jim thompson
Indore Garden | Indore Garden 9 | jim thompson | View range

Temple of Dawn

Temple of Dawn - Temple Of Dawn 7 | jim thompson
Temple of Dawn | Temple Of Dawn 7 | jim thompson | View range
Temple of Dawn - Temple Of Dawn 6 | jim thompson
Temple of Dawn | Temple Of Dawn 6 | jim thompson | View range
Temple of Dawn - Temple Of Dawn 5 | jim thompson
Temple of Dawn | Temple Of Dawn 5 | jim thompson | View range
Temple of Dawn - Temple Of Dawn 4 | jim thompson
Temple of Dawn | Temple Of Dawn 4 | jim thompson | View range
Temple of Dawn - Temple Of Dawn 3 | jim thompson
Temple of Dawn | Temple Of Dawn 3 | jim thompson | View range