Furniture As Fashion
Bangkok never ceases to surprise with its constantly changing fashion, food and lifestyle scene, placing it simply streets ahead of its Asian sister cities. A short jaunt to Sukhumvit Soi 55’s We* Do Gallery deftly demonstrates why the city finds itself so often featured in the world’s top style and design press.
Interior designer Francisco Polo and architect Markus Herchet’s hi-fi luxe concept has rewritten the book on the merchandising of modern design, encapsulating in the 247-sqm, white-walled and polished cement-floored space not only limited edition and licensed contemporary furniture, homeware and décor, but objets, interior design projects, fashion and a revolving collection of hand-curated art and photography--all beautifully presented, and all for sale.
From Maison Martin Margiela’s witty white-lacquered Russian Dolls to Marre Moerel ceramics, and an adroitly balanced edit of some of the world’s most exciting designers including Sweden’s Pia Wallen, Holland’s Richard Hutten, Droog, Muuto, Pioriobranco and legendary Swiss design house Vitra, We* Do has it all.
And as if that weren’t enough, the flexible L-shaped space is multi-practical, regularly used for fashion shows, photo shoots, events and private dinners. If ever there was a reason to leave the usual visitor-friendly ‘comfort zones’ of Silom, Sathorn and the river far behind, this is it. Do we love We* Do Gallery? We do.