Jim Thompson is delighted to announce the official launch of the Ed Tuttle Furniture Collection in collaboration with the renowned Paris-based architect.
Ed Tuttle, is revered for his work on some of the most exclusive hotel and residential projects worldwide. He is perhaps best known for his work on the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome, the Park Hyatt Milan and the Aman Resorts Hotel group, which boasts properties worldwide. Jim Thompson has had a longstanding relationship with Tuttle, who has specified Jim Thompson fabrics in many of his prestigious commissions. This latest furniture range has been designed with this special partnership in mind.
The complete furniture collection offers everything from handsome armchairs, to abstract sofas and semi-precious inlaid stone mosaic tables, taking inspiration from the stylish, minimal and unexpected silhouettes Tuttle is famed for in his architecture and interiors. As an example, the iconic solid teakwood Patsri deckchair draws inspiration from Tuttle’s original design for a dear friend, Patsri Bunnag’s family yacht, The Mahabhetra.
Using only the finest materials, smaller accessories like side tables and lamps are also prominent features of this collection. For the Organic Pair Table, African granite has been tastefully complemented with an antique bronze finish, while the Geuridon Table boasts a Thai mahogany base with a black tempered glass top and stainless-steel details. For the range of lamps, meticulously hand-woven Thai silk shades sit beautifully on a mahogany base with a decorative bronze trim.
To help us visualize how the pieces from Ed Tuttle Furniture Collection can be used in an interior, Tuttle has carefully designed and styled 4 different vignettes at Jim Thompson Home Furnishings Showroom in Bangkok to showcase this collection. The room-sets feature the entire range of the furniture he has designed for Jim Thompson set in juxtaposition with fabric walling and textile panels as well as contemporary South East Asia art hand-picked by Tuttle himself. These rare pieces are on loan to the showroom by Eric Booth from his private family collection and some from private galleries in Thailand; works such as ‘Offering Vessel’ by Pinaree Sanpitak, ‘Already There’ by Kamin Lertchaiprasert and ‘Untitled ‘by Thailand’s iconic designer Nagara Sambandaraksa. Tuttle felt that “these artworks truly complement and complete a room. They bring the rooms to life”.
Along with the furniture collection, we are launching a new fabric called ‘Rice’ (available in 22 colours), conceptualized by Tuttle and produced in-house by Jim Thompson. This hand-woven silk-blend with a beautiful texture and sheen has been designed specially to compliment the furniture. Its minimal yet sophisticated appearance together with the natural yarns in the warp and weft make it the perfect accompaniment for the complex silhouettes found in the furniture designs.
Ed Tuttle and Jim Thompson Home Furnishings initially bonded over their shared love for luxury natural materials, a passion that is celebrated in this exciting new collaboration.