Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, has always been a very popular tourist destination. Over time, however, it has also become a much sought-after destination for creative people from all over the world, who find many sources of inspiration in Thai design, not only in fashion, but in lifestyle in general, from the most refined hospitality to furniture design, jewellery, graphics and household items.
That’s why Style, “Asia’s most stylish Fair”, an exhibition based on a simple and effective idea, has been founded: to bring together fashion, design and lifestyle in a single venue. Style Bangkok Fair 2018 is a fair that brings together clothing, clothing accessories, tableware and gifts, and furniture. Everything around the idea of style: clothes, materials, furniture, flowers, cutlery, jewelry, in short everything you need to build your own style, at home and away.
Style was born from the union of “Bangkok International Fashion Fair” and “Bangkok International Leather Fair” (BIFF & BIL), “Bangkok International Gift Fair” and “Bangkok International Houseware Fair” (BIG + BIH), e Thailand International Furniture Fair (TIFF), to promote the lifestyle, products and creativity of Thai designers around the world, now of a globally recognized quality.
The next edition of Style Bangkok will be held from 17 to 21 of October in the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Center (BITEC), on a theme such as “Crenovative Origin: Local Wisdom, Stylish Creativity”, and so focusing on local talent, both for creativity and technological development. Among the main events of Style Bangkok October 2018, we can mention Creative Asia, which hosts products from designers from all over Asia; T-Style, the area dedicated to fashion; Innovation and Design Zone, where innovations are concentrated; and Functional Textile, dedicated to creativity and innovation in textile design.
Not to be missed, at Style Bangkok October 2018, is the exhibition entitled The Residence by François Russo, the French interior designer who created many projects with Andrée Putman, who has worked for many companies, including Chanel and Poltrona Frau. François Russo himself will be the curator of the exhibition, where you could see products and works of art made in Thailand, some from the author’s personal collection.
Info: Style Bangkok Fair 2018
Staying in Style a Bangkok
To fully enter the creative and chic spirit of the Thai lifestyle, here are some suggestions for hotels with unmistakable design.
The most recent is Park Hyatt, designed by Canadian architect duo Yabu Pushelberg. Characterized by a very discreet elegance, it combines essential contemporary architecture with a very discreet idea of luxury, as in the typical Thai spirit.
The Cabochon Hotel, despite its exquisitely colonial appearance, is an early 2010 project by Eugene Yeh, who succeeded in reconstructing the perfect atmosphere of Indochina, thanks to the use of decorative elements typical of the time, and characteristic of French architecture.
The Sukhothai Hotel, considered the most elegant hotel in Bangkok, is a perfect combination of architecture and landscape, with gardens and lotus ponds that creep in between the buildings of the compound. Designed by Kerry Hill Architects, The Sukhothai Hotel is an experience for all five senses, in the purest Thai spirit.
The Peninsula Bangkok, built in 1998, has become a classic of the best hospitality in Southeast Asia, thanks to the sober elegance of the interiors, and also thanks to a priceless view of the Chao Phraya River.