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.

floriental

Old world elegance and charm manifests on an array of luxury, ornamental prints to create Floriental. Inspired by oral and oriental elements, this collection sees the restoration of 18th century damasks and artisan warp printing techniques, giving historic artwork a fresh lease of life. The Romantic designs presented in this range glorify the past and nature in a classically ornate manner; picturesque birds nestled amongst blossoming peonies adorn bright silk and linen with chintz nishing, while decorative Art Nouveau motifs are revived on rich velvets.

saracen

Saracen is a range of high-performance fabrics that similarly re ects the opulence of a bygone era. Constructed in Trevira CS, and inspired by Moorish art and architecture and the highly decorative mo- tifs of the Byzantine Empire, Saracen creatively brings together style and durability in equal measure. An arabesque look and feel is a distinct feature, noticeable in Ablaq, our Moorish stripe; Ebru, a mar- ble inspired jacquard; and Nasrid, a geometric design, which is in uenced by intricate palace tiling from the culturally rich metropole of Constantinople. Re ecting the Turkish capital’s geographic posi- tion, connecting Europe with Asia, the collection evokes an ‘East meets West’ feel, a concept that is synonymous with Jim Thompson, a man who famously travelled from the West to settle in the East.

floriental

floriental - floriental_saracen 01 | jim thompson
floriental | floriental_saracen 01 | jim thompson | View range
floriental - Floriental _ Saracen 05 | jim thompson
floriental | Floriental _ Saracen 05 | jim thompson | View range
floriental - floriental_saracen 07 | jim thompson
floriental | floriental_saracen 07 | jim thompson | View range
floriental - Floriental _ Saracen 09 | jim thompson
floriental | Floriental _ Saracen 09 | jim thompson | View range
floriental - Floriental _ Saracen 03 | jim thompson
floriental | Floriental _ Saracen 03 | jim thompson | View range
floriental - Floriental _ Saracen 13 | jim thompson
floriental | Floriental _ Saracen 13 | jim thompson | View range

saracen

saracen - Floriental _ Saracen 11 | jim thompson
saracen | Floriental _ Saracen 11 | jim thompson | View range
saracen - Floriental _ Saracen 12 | jim thompson
saracen | Floriental _ Saracen 12 | jim thompson | View range
saracen - Floriental _ Saracen 08 | jim thompson
saracen | Floriental _ Saracen 08 | jim thompson | View range
saracen - Floriental _ Saracen 04 | jim thompson
saracen | Floriental _ Saracen 04 | jim thompson | View range
saracen - Floriental _ Saracen 06 | jim thompson
saracen | Floriental _ Saracen 06 | jim thompson | View range
saracen - floriental_saracen 02 | jim thompson
saracen | floriental_saracen 02 | jim thompson | View range
saracen - Floriental _ Saracen 10 | jim thompson
saracen | Floriental _ Saracen 10 | jim thompson | View range

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