HOUSE ON THE KLONG WALLPAPER COLLECTION

 

JIM’S DREAM

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3 Colorways

Substrate: non-woven

Roll: W – 137cm,  sold by the metre

Another reinterpretation of the Jim Thompson “Weaving Scene” which has been used as the “face” of Jim Thompson for many years. The pattern recounts the different stages of silk-making and was taken from one of Jim Thompson’s favorite paintings in the House. In its latest incarnation as wallpaper, the design has the appearance of a wall painting, lightly sketched, aged from years of exposure to the elements, but still showing the charming details that have made this pattern endlessly popular.

 

 

BYZANCE

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8 Colorways

Substrate: paper

Roll: W – 52cm, L – 10m

The great Byzantine Empire merged the East and West and here with Byzance Jim Thompson has done the same.  This damask design boasts large European trailing flowers that appear to be woven with an ikat technique.  The success of this design relies on the contrast of matt and shiny between the ground and the pattern.

 

 

 

IMARI

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7 Colorways

Substrate: non-woven

Roll: W – 52cm, L – 10m

This amazingly graceful and soothing wallpaper is all about depth and texture with splashes of metallic silver tones bringing the fern stems to life. For this pattern we were especially inspired by traditional Japanese hand-made paper with silver leafing.

 

 

 

NEW KHMER

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9 Colorways

Substrate: non-woven

Roll: W – 52cm, L – 10m

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEKONG

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8 Colorways

Substrate: paper

Roll: W – 52cm, L – 10m

For our first wallpaper collection we naturally looked for inspiration from our most popular handwoven silks: New Khmer and Mekong.  Thai silk yarn has a special slub-like quality – what Jim Thompson called the “humps and bumps”- and a sheen and lustre that is different from other silk varieties.

While New Khmer wallpaper in nine appealing colorways replicates the irridescence of our hand woven silk, Mekong imitates the more matte feel of our popular heavier weight six-ply silk. Handcrafted fabrics woven on old-fashioned wooden looms have a special unmistakable quality that we have recreated here based on Jim Thompson’s weaving tradition.

 

 

MONSOON

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6 Colorways

Substrate: non-woven

Roll: W – 52cm, L – 10m

Continuing the theme of handwoven silk, with Monsoon we offer the Mekong texture contrasting with bold satin stripes. Such elegance and grandeur is created by each of the six different colorways of Monsoon.

 

 

 

IKAT

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9 Colorways

Substrate: paper

Roll: W – 52cm, L – 10m

No Jim Thompson wallpaper collection would be complete without a signature ikat design. The ikat motif here is taken from the classic 19th Century Central Asian “flower in vase” design also to be found as a silk fabric in our ‘Caravans’ Collection.

One Comment

  1. Daniel Beaulieu August 9, 2013

    Daniel Beaulieu…

    I think this is a real great blog. Will read on……

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