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New Chapter at Jim Thompson Heritage and Creative Quarter

Thailand’s renowned global lifestyle brand Jim Thompson has marked a new milestone in its journey by opening the Jim Thompson Heritage and Creative Quarter in Bangkok.

Complementing the original Jim Thompson House Museum, this new Bangkok must-see spot features the new “Museum About the Man,” a cafe, a home furnishings exhibition, an art center, as well as a new iconic store.

Locals and international visitors alike can visit the Jim Thompson Heritage and Creative Quarter to immerse themselves in years of history and explore beautiful Thai culture while discovering the impressive architecture that characterized what was once Jim Thompson’s residence.

Visitors can also experience the Thai spirit of innovation and discover what’s new in exhibits about the life and world-renowned work of Jim Thompson, known as the “Slik King.”

After Jim Thompson mysteriously disappeared in Malaysia in 1967 and was pronounced dead in absentia, his home was preserved and turned into a museum.

The Jim Thompson House Museum, made up of six teak houses sourced by the Slik King from across Thailand, accommodates an extensive collection of Southeast Asian art.

The facility is now also home to the Museum About the Man, highlighting the most important milestones in Jim Thompson’s life, from Vogue and Broadway to becoming the only Thai global lifestyle brand.

The “Evolving World of Jim Thompson Textiles” exhibit allows visitors to explore the story behind Thai Silk Company Limited and the prominent figures who led its success in the fabric and textile world after Thompson’s mysterious disappearance.

In the Iconic Store, a visually enchanting installation, people can also find over 6,000 products and exciting collaborative projects, including womenswear, menswear, knick-knacks, bags, accessories, homeware, and exclusive collections.

There’s also the Jim Thompson Art Center, a space where ideas and stories complement each other and express themselves through creative experiences.

The art center also brings together cultural communities seeking to learn, discover and exchange dialogues.

Welcoming this new chapter, Jim Thompson’s Group CEO Frank Cancelloni said: “This is not just any lifestyle brand; it was founded by an iconic man who revived the Thai silk industry. The project will be 100% completed by April 2023 with the opening of a restaurant, a bar and a multifunctional hall, all reflecting the spirit of Jim Thompson.”