Tuesday, March 15, 2016

FABULOUS THAI STYLE: ELEMENTS OF MODERN FURNITURE TRENDS



Designers in Thailand are masters of interpreting modern interior style by combining a broad range of Asian and international elements. Marla and I were fortunate this month to visit a number of showrooms and artisan furniture workshops and are happy to share some of our discoveries with you. 

We loved this company outside of Chiang Mai, Thailand because of their unique & bold vision. The modern geometric style wall art on the left combines wood and blue glass. Many of these items will be for sale at Wesco Fabrics mid summer.


The distinct shapes of Burmese offering containers are re-purposed as lighting and accessory pieces. 19th century Japanese Tansu chests complement this dramatic room setting. 


Every room presented unexpected visual treats. We loved the use of modern blue metal wall art alongside vintage carvings displayed on black plinths. 


The company creates wonderfully creative flower form wall art. The vintage Chinese console table holds a collection distinctive accessories.
Metal wall art in black matches well with wood hanging lamps with gold-leafed accents.  Crystals & mineral specimens used as accents in home furnishings are a worldwide trend as shown with these agate slices displayed on gold metal bases.

The Meiji period Japanese Tansu chest perfectly displays a collection of accessories. We loved the assortment of the carved wooden horses on stands.
We really fell in LOVE with this Tamarind slab dining table on black steel bases! It was a showstopper for sure!
The current trend of using natural woods and steel are in synchronous harmony with this Acacia slab dining table. The heavy steel base perfectly wraps around the wood slab. 
This modern console table is made from rarely seen Merbau wood.


Light colored Tamarind wood & steel cocktail tables are fabulous.


I loved this contemporary wood and steel bench!
Thai designers are very good at re-purposing elements found in nature and using them for lamps, furniture, and accessories as seen in this floor lamp is made from large vines.


Fun & function combine in this novel interpretation of a dining table and amazingly comfortable 3 legged chairs.

Many of the things you saw above will be arriving in mid summer on our next container from Thailand. We found many fabulous items on this trip and can't wait to show them to you!!!



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