London-based designer Terence Conran’s stylish high-street decor brand made a big impression in Bangkok before shutting up shop and leaving our shores a long six years ago. The good news is the brand is now back, opening two new branches located at Crystal Design Center and The Crystal SB Ratchapruek. Known for its contemporary and minimalist designs, Habitat offers a wide range of products including beds, armchairs, consoles, rugs, cushions, tables, kitchenware and even stationery. Free delivery for purchases exceeding B5,000.
2/F, Crystal Design Center, Praditmanutham Rd., 02-515-0594
New York home decor brand Jonathan Adler opened its first store in Bangkok back in March. The brand is known for combining mid-century modern art references with a colorful pop style. The range of products includes gifts, decorative items, furniture and lighting. The products fit those after an antique touch in brass or stone but with a contemporary aesthetic, like the latest collection, Glass Menagerie, which features various animal shapes crafted from stone, ceramic and glass.
1/F, Groove at CentralWorld, Ratchadamri Rd., 02-264-5080. BTS Siam/Chit Lom
The cult mid-century fashion and home decor brand has now arrived in Bangkok. The Finnish design house dates back to 1951, and is best known for its classic Unikko floral design and vibrant color schemes. The new store at CentralWorld is part of Marimekko’s expansion into Asia with 40 new flagship stores across the region. Prices start at B970 plates and mugs, B1,860 for cushion covers and B3,470 for cosmetics bags.
1/F, CentralWorld, Ratchadamri Rd., 02-252-7033. BTS Siam/Chit Lom. www.marimekko.com
This bric-a-brac store sources sophisticated decorative items from brands all around the world, as handpicked by leading Thai luxe furniture store Motif. Among the highlights are romantic home essentials like the Scent Elements Gift Set (B9,800), which comprises four different scented candles, and the Apothecary porcelain bottle (B3,000). Prices range from B3,000-B30,000.
1/F, Central Embassy, 1031 Phloen Chit Rd., 02-119-7777. BTS Chit Lom/Phloen Chit
The Danish high-end electronics company known for its striking product designs has opened its first showroom in Southeast Asia. The new concept store showcases the brand’s famous loudspeakers, TVs and home entertainment systems, with highlights including BeoVision Avant 55 (B712,000), an ultra-high-definition (4K) TV with immersive 7.1 surround sound, BeoLab 18 (B/W cover B387,000, oak cover B430,000), wireless speakers featuring a delicate combination of wood and aluminum, and BeoPlay A9 (B144,000), a one-point music player that slightly resembles a bar stool but delivers a rich, powerful sound. Customers can also book a private in-store demonstration of selected products.
1/F, Gaysorn Plaza, 999 Phloen Chit Rd., 02-656-1017