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.

Gert Voorjans

Jim Thompson has collaborated with interior and architectural extraordinaire Gert Voorjans to create an exuberant fabric collection. Sharing Jim Thompson’s penchant for vibrance, colour is a key component of Gert’s designs. His schemes are notoriously unconventional, always innovative and surprising. Gert Voorjans for Jim Thompson is no exception, aiming to seductively lure interior designers to embrace exciting and daring combinations in their projects. A whole spectrum of colours have been mixed together in order to create inviting rooms that are warm, artistic, livable, and one of a kind.

View the range on the jim thompson website.

Bardo

Bardo is a selection of exquisite and exotic decorative prints that create a dreamlike fantasy realm on silk, cotton, and linen. As homage to this, this latest collection of prints interpreted in a variety of scale, each creating its own mood and theme. An unexpected combination of Asian ceramics, coral and exotic creatures complete a fanciful cotton design, and tropical birds and foliage are brought to life in a traditional batik-style rendering that is updated with modern neutrals. Several designs have been archivally sourced: Chevalier, which is based on a scenic Chinese wall panel of horse archers, and Panlong, which is a design of Siamese dragons adapted from a print discovered in Thompson’s personal archive, now interpreted as a unique discharge print on hand woven Thai silk.

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gert voorjans

gert voorjans - GV JT 2 | jim thompson
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gert voorjans - GV JT 4 | jim thompson
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gert voorjans - GV JT 5 | jim thompson
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gert voorjans - GV JT 6 | jim thompson
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gert voorjans - GV JT 7 | jim thompson
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gert voorjans - GV JT 8 | jim thompson
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gert voorjans - GV JT 9 | jim thompson
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gert voorjans - GV JT 10 | jim thompson
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gert voorjans - GV JT 11 | jim thompson
gert voorjans | GV JT 11 | jim thompson | View range
gert voorjans - GV JT 12 | jim thompson
gert voorjans | GV JT 12 | jim thompson | View range

bardo

bardo - bardo 1 | jim thompson
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bardo - bardo 2 | jim thompson
bardo | bardo 2 | jim thompson | View range
bardo - bardo 16 | jim thompson
bardo | bardo 16 | jim thompson | View range
bardo - bardo 3 | jim thompson
bardo | bardo 3 | jim thompson | View range
bardo - bardo 4 | jim thompson
bardo | bardo 4 | jim thompson | View range
bardo - bardo 5 | jim thompson
bardo | bardo 5 | jim thompson | View range
bardo - bardo 6 | jim thompson
bardo | bardo 6 | jim thompson | View range
bardo - bardo 7 | jim thompson
bardo | bardo 7 | jim thompson | View range
bardo - bardo 8 | jim thompson
bardo | bardo 8 | jim thompson | View range
bardo - bardo 9 | jim thompson
bardo | bardo 9 | jim thompson | View range
bardo - bardo 11 | jim thompson
bardo | bardo 11 | jim thompson | View range
bardo - bardo 12 | jim thompson
bardo | bardo 12 | jim thompson | View range
bardo - bardo 13 | jim thompson
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bardo - bardo 14 | jim thompson
bardo | bardo 14 | jim thompson | View range
bardo - every colour under the sun | jim thompson
bardo | every colour under the sun | jim thompson | View range

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
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leo de janeiro - leo 02 | jim thompson
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leo de janeiro - leo 03 | jim thompson
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leo de janeiro - leo 04 | jim thompson
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leo de janeiro - leo 05 | jim thompson
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leo de janeiro - leo 06 | jim thompson
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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
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Bonsai of the Vanities - Bonsai 2 | jim thompson
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Bonsai of the Vanities - Bonsai 3 | jim thompson
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Bonsai of the Vanities - Bonsai 4 | jim thompson
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Bonsai of the Vanities - Bonsai 5 | jim thompson
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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
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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
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Halcyon - Halcyon 2 WP | jim thompson
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Halcyon - Halcyon 3 WP | jim thompson
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Halcyon - Halcyon 5 WP | jim thompson
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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
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Forbidden Colours - Forbidden 2 | jim thompson
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Forbidden Colours - Forbidden 3 | jim thompson
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Forbidden Colours - Forbidden 4 | jim thompson
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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
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Forbidden Colours - Forbidden 12 | jim thompson
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Forbidden Colours - Forbidden 13 | jim thompson
Forbidden Colours | Forbidden 13 | jim thompson | View range
Forbidden Colours - Forbidden 14 | jim thompson
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Sanctuary

Sanctuary - Sanctuary 1 | jim thompson
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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
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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
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