Eastern luxury is in the spotlight at JIM THOMPSON accent - a new retail store in Melbourne's interior design precinct Prahran. The concept embraces the daily rituals of living with the internationally acclaimed Jim Thompson lifestyle brand of furniture, and interior accessories for living/relaxation, dining and bedroom.

Famous for Thai silk textiles for interiors and fashion, Jim Thompson collaborated with London-based designer Ou Baholyodhin who was appointed Creative Director of Jim Thompson in 2000, to extend its lifestyle brand into furniture and accessories.

Ou’s furniture designs are characterized by a warm and sensuous sophistication, with simple bold forms giving a contemporary yet subtle reference to Thai tradition which enriches their timeless appeal.

The Jim Thompson signature is about luxury, beautiful detailing, simplicity of design and the use of natural materials. “The concept enhances the unique experiences that we all feel in the different rooms of our homes,” says director Pierre Hivert.

Square floor/table lights in silk and timber, a contemporary range of furniture from the Scholar, Bayon, Ayara and Ava collections. These include sofas, armchairs, side, consol, coffee and working table, ottomans as well as a day bed, chaise lounge and silk panelled drawers.

Ayara dining table is complemented by an exquisite range of silk and cotton accessories, which include serviettes and placemats, stylish stainless steel Bamboo cutlery, silk cutlery rolls and classic white dinnerware.

Ayara bed, together with a sumptuous range of pure silk and cotton sateen accessories which includes throws, duvet cover sets, sheet duvet and pillowcase sets in contemporary prints and solid colour coordinates.

The brand also offers an exclusive travel range comprising cabin, travel, shopper, laptop bags, jewellery rolls, cosmetic cases and a selection of beautiful books and irresistible gift items.

Many Australians who travel to Thailand are familiar with the Jim Thompson name and especially, The Jim Thompson House, originally home to the American architect/entrepreneur James H W Thompson, founder of the world renowned Jim Thompson Thai Silk Company. Within the house complex there is a textile gallery, restaurant, shop and function rooms making it the most visited tourist destination in Bangkok.

Layered in the colours and textures of Thailand this recently opened store exudes a quiet energy, warmth and intimacy. Walls are upholstered in stunning silk panels with a beautiful selection of products merchandised in blocks of exotic colour typical of the brands authenticity.

JIM THOMPSON accent promises the visitor a relaxed boutique shopping experience in a calm and tranquil environment where they can discover or relive the magic of Thailand.

JIM THOMPSON accent is located at
21 Newton St, Richmond
Victoria 3121
Tel: 03 9421 0180
E-mail: jtaccent@milgate.com.au

Hours of opening:
Open: Monday - Thursday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Closed: Saturday- Sunday
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