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LEO DE JANEIRO


“ ONLY IN ART WILL THE LION LIE DOWN WITH THE LAMB, AND THE ROSE GROW WITHOUT THORN. ” MARTIN AMIS

Front Cover Wall panels 3630/01 Ming Ming & 3631/02 Bamboo Bar Cushions 3633/01 Marquise, 3630/05 Ming Ming, 3643/04 Camargue, 3631/02 & 3638/07 & 3643/04 Bamboo Bar & Cala & Camargue Banquette cushion 3643/05 Camargue


LEO DE JANEIRO It is Chinese New Year and colossal papier mâché lions glide and whirl among the cramped spectators, seizing luscious green lettuce leaves from outside shop vendor’s establishments as they pass, dancing to the rhythmic beat of a drum. Jim Thompson, always charmed by such spectacles, was drawn to the vivid colours and excitement found in Thai carnivals and festivities. He was captivated by how Bangkok transfigured when the dazzling, coloured lights started to glow at nightfall and the city came to life. Jim Thompson had a special appreciation for Asian art and culture, particularly exquisite Chinese ceramics and lacquer screens. Thompson loved to travel and was fascinated by the celebrations and festivities in far-flung, exotic and historically rich destinations around the world. For January 2017, Ou Baholyodhin’s collection celebrates this marriage of culture and travel, which is vividly encapsulated in the title Leo de Janeiro, the iconic Chinese lion dance, during the ultimate carnival. Ou plays on themes and symbols from Chinese culture, such as the mythical lion that brings good fortune, to folklore and festivities. Other sources of influence include the recurrent bamboo motifs, a subtle ode to nature; meaning ‘to congratulate’ in Chinese and symbolising longevity and vitality. The collection features vibrant carnivalesque colours and graphic patterns and prints, with shades inspired by tropical flowers, as well as exotic fauna and traditional, vernacular art. Leo de Janeiro is a true celebration of rich colour, tradition, culture, exoticism, travel and nature.

Facing Fabric screen 3629/01 Leo de Janeiro Armchair 3643/03 Camargue Current Page Background 3638/01 Cala Next Page Curtain 3639/03 Play Misty Armchair 3638/08 Cala


Previous Page Fabric screen 3629/01 Leo de Janeiro Armchairs 3643/03 Camargue, Lounge chairs 3633/06 Marquise Ottoman 3634/03 Menagerie, Sofa 3640/04 Harrow Cushions 3630/03 & 3559/20 Ming Ming & Lamai, 3631/07 & 3559/25 Bamboo Bar & Lamai, 3639/01 Play Misty Current Page Sofa 3640/04 Harrow, Cushions 3639/01 Play Misty, 3630/03 & 3559/20 Ming Ming & Lamai, 3631/07 & 3559/25 Bamboo Bar & Lamai Facing Background 3629/03 Leo de Janeiro


Previous Page Chair pads 3602/07 Conrad Cushions 3608/08 & 3608/12 Tussor, 3607/03 & 3608/08 Ariana & Tussor, 3611/02 Chaparral Wallpaper W01027/04 Anais Facing Chiar pad 3601/06 Bargello, Cushion 3602/06 Conrad Wallpaper W01032/02 Aragon


Facing Lounge chair 3633/06 Marquise Current Page Background 3631/03 Bamboo Bar


Facing Curtain 3634/01 Menagerie Chaise lounge 3643/07 Camargue Current Page Curtain 3634/01 Menagerie Chaise lounge 3643/07 Camargue


Facing & Previous Page Wall panels 3630/01 Ming Ming & 3631/02 Bamboo Bar Cushions 3633/01 Marquise, 3630/05 Ming Ming, 3643/04 Camargue, 3631/02 & 3638/07 & 3643/04 Bamboo Bar & Cala & Camargue, 3631/03 & 3638/07 & 3643/10 Bamboo Bar & Cala & Camargue Banquette cushion 3643/05 Camargue Current Page Wall panels 3630/01 Ming Ming & 3631/02 Bamboo Bar Cushions 3633/01 Marquise, 3630/05 Ming Ming, 3643/04 Camargue, 3631/02 & 3638/07 & 3643/04 Bamboo Bar & Cala & Camargue Banquette cushion 3643/05 Camargue


Facing & Current Page Blinds 3636/01 Pomare, Sofa 3633/02 Marquise Cushions 3631/06 Bamboo Bar, 3643/11 Camargue, 3639/03 Play Misty


Facing Curtain 3635/01 Heliconia Dreamin Lounge chair 3640/11 Harrow, Floor cushions 3633/07 Marquise Table 3638/08 & 3638/09 & 3638/07 & 3638/16 Cala Current Page Curtain 3635/01 Heliconia Dreamin


NEGRESCO Dreams of luxury, cosmopolitan summertime-living inspire Jim Thompson’s latest outdoor collection, which takes it’s name from the resplendent Hotel Negresco, located in the fashionable French Riviera. This grand, five-star establishment is famed for its much frequented bar which influential writers have flocked to over the years to discuss their latest musings, alongside society men and women, looking to escape the bustle of New York, London or Paris. Negresco encapsulates a generation of well-seasoned travelers, who would have equally felt at home at Jim Thompson’s dinner table. For his first outdoor collection for Jim Thompson, Ou Baholyodhin has returned to nature and a vacationing lifestyle for inspiration. This transpires through the vivid exotic colours, representative of tropical island life; and the unique and contradicting landscapes, the essence of which have been captured and transformed into sturdy dual-purpose fabrics. The joys of travel are also a key source of influence, alongside the fascinating, vibrant and sublime aesthetics we uncover as curious travelers. Negresco demonstrates that opulent outdoor fabrics can be created without compromising on quality or style, made evident from the luxurious outdoor velvet and the bold colourways and prints manifested on sumptuous, durable textiles. The fabrics featured in this collection have been specially treated and some have been created using high performance, Dralon acrylic yarns, to guarantee the highest durability. This collection comprises a refined selection of clean, classic, and easy to use contemporary designs and colourways.

Facing Canopy lounge chair 3642/03 & 3648/02 & 3644/08 Negresco & Belize & Kitts


Current Page Curtain 3648/03 & 3645/03 Belize & Panama Chair 3643/06 Camargue, Daybed 3644/08 & 3644/01 Kitts Cushions 3646/04 Corsica, 3646/05 & 3644/01 Corsica & Kitts, 3644/08 & 3645/03 Kitts & Panama, 3647/04 Patron


Facing Curtain 3648/03 & 3645/03 Belize & Panama Cushions 3646/04 Corsica, 3646/05 & 3644/01 Corsica & Kitts, 3644/08 & 3645/03 Kitts & Panama Current Page Background 3646/04 Corsica Next Pages Curtain 3648/03 & 3645/03 Belize & Panama Chair 3643/06 Camargue, Daybed 3644/08 & 3644/01 Kitts Cushions 3646/04 Corsica, 3646/05 & 3644/01 Corsica & Kitts, 3644/08 & 3645/03 Kitts & Panama, 3647/04 Patron


Facing Floor cushions 3642/04 & 3644/08 Negresco & Kitts Cushions 3647/02 Patron, 3647/03 Patron, 3648/01 Belize Current Page Floor cushion 3642/04 & 3644/08 Negresco & Kitts Cushions 3647/03 Patron, 3648/01 Belize


Facing & Current Page Daybed 3646/08 Corsica, Chair 3647/05 Patron, Poufs 3646/07 Corsica Cushions 3644/03 & 3642/02 Kitts & Negresco, 3645/05 & 3642/02 Panama & Negresco, 3648/02 Belize Next Page Cushions 3644/02 & 3644/08 Kitts, 3648/04 Belize, 3647/01 Patron


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