7 August 2017
Introducing Jim Thompson's August 2017 Collections: Floriental and Saracen
With the launch of their latest collection, Jim Thompson celebrates their heritage with whimsical, romantic images - incorporating both asian floral and Middle Eastern motifs, that hark back to a bygone time.
The latest collection continues to be under the design direction of Ou Baholyodhin, who in the last 4 years as Creative Director has created a string of well-received collections, designed in keeping with a wide range of diverse and inventive concepts, that stay true to Jim Thompson’s rich history.
Keeping this in mind, the company has launched Floriental, a decorative collection inspired by floral and oriental elements. Romanticising the past, sources of influence include 18th century damasks, as well as other historical artworks. When designing this collection, Ou sought to respect and celebrate both culture and tradition. In a recent interview with WohnDesign! magazine (Germany), he commented:
“For me, Jim Thompson is an iconic brand with a fascinating heritage… I know no other label in Asia with such a legacy. I approach every detail with the greatest respect, in relation to the history of the company and its unique personality - such a history of creativity must be respected.”
And Floriental is no exception to the rule.
Launched alongside this decorative collection this August is Saracen, a range of high-performance fabrics constructed in Trevira CS. While this collection continues the theme of ‘glorifying the past’ - this time with an Arabesque, East-meets-West feel - it is the practical function and promise of durability that stand out.
Bringing style, creative flare and long-lasting strength together, Saracen is an ideal choice for the hospitality market. Its Eastern influences and bright, inviting palette make it perfect for hotel interiors, complimenting a resort style.
Browse below for more images from the latest collection and stay informed on AG17 via our website, social media, and blog - more coming soon.
Highlights of Floriental include: Floriental, the lead design showcasing picturesque birds nestled amongst blossoming peonies on bright silk-linen ground; Marjorelle, a decorative Art Noveau motif reimagined on velvet; and Dusk Garland and Choisya, two attractive floral designs one a warp print, the other a heavy brocade, that replicates an 18th century damask.
Highlights of the Saracen collection include: Saracen, an opulent cut-velvet; Sala, created with state-of-the-art design technology to replicate the look-and-feel of slub silk; Nasrid, a usable geometric, ideal for upholstery; and Moss, a durable velvet with an impressive Martindale result, offered in a versatile colour range.