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.

leo de Janeiro

Jim Thompson had a special appreciation for Asian culture, with a particular partiality for exquisite Chinese ceramics. Alongside his love for cultural artifacts and celebrations of all kinds, Thompson loved to travel and was fascinated by the lives of others residing in far-flung, exotic and historically rich destinations around the world. For January 2017, Ou Baholyodhin’s collection celebrates this marriage of culture and travel, which is vividly encapsulated in the title Leo de Janeiro, which unites the iconic Chinese lion and the ultimate carnival. Ou plays on themes and symbols from Chinese culture, such as the mythical lion that brings good fortune, to folklore and festivities.

The collection features bright carnivalesque colours and vivid patterns and prints, with shades inspired by tropical flowers, as well as exotic island forna and traditional, local island art. Leo de Janeiro is a true celebration of rich colour, tradition, culture, exoticism, travel, and nature.

View the range on the jim thompson website.

canaria

Dreams of luxury, cosmopolitan summertime-living inspire Jim Thompson’s latest outdoor collection. Canaria takes inspiration from an exclusive exotic archipelago, drawing on the chic island lifestyle.

For his first outdoor collection for Jim Thompson, Ou Baholyodhin has turned to nature and a vacationing lifestyle for inspiration. This transpires through the vivid exotic colours, representative of tropical island life.

Canaria demonstrates that opulent outdoor fabrics can be created without compromising durability or performance, made evident from the luxurious outdoor velvet and the array of sumptuous, bold colourways and prints available in this collection. Comprising of a refined selection of clean, classic, and easy to use contemporary designs, the fabrics are created in high performance yarns, including Dralon, to guarantee the highest endurance and quality.

View the range on the jim thompson website.

leo de janeiro

leo de janeiro - leo 01 | jim thompson
leo de janeiro | leo 01 | jim thompson | View range
leo de janeiro - leo 02 | jim thompson
leo de janeiro | leo 02 | jim thompson | View range
leo de janeiro - leo 03 | jim thompson
leo de janeiro | leo 03 | jim thompson | View range
leo de janeiro - leo 04 | jim thompson
leo de janeiro | leo 04 | jim thompson | View range
leo de janeiro - leo 05 | jim thompson
leo de janeiro | leo 05 | jim thompson | View range
leo de janeiro - leo 06 | jim thompson
leo de janeiro | leo 06 | jim thompson | View range
leo de janeiro - leo 07 | jim thompson
leo de janeiro | leo 07 | jim thompson | View range

canaria

canaria - canaria 03 | jim thompson
canaria | canaria 03 | jim thompson | View range
canaria - canaria 01 | jim thompson
canaria | canaria 01 | jim thompson | View range
canaria - canaria 04 | jim thompson
canaria | canaria 04 | jim thompson | View range
canaria - canaria 05 | jim thompson
canaria | canaria 05 | jim thompson | View range
canaria - canaria 06 | jim thompson
canaria | canaria 06 | jim thompson | View range
canaria - leo 06 | jim thompson
canaria | leo 06 | jim thompson | View range

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