Thailand remains a favourite holiday destination among Singaporeans, thanks to its colourful design and fashion scene, as well as it being a gastronomical paradise. So it will thrill design enthusiasts here that one of the biggest names on the Thai luxury property scene, Sansiri, has set up shop in our very own Dempsey. Named Siri House, the 3,000 sq ft space is described as a lifestyle destination showcasing the Sansiri persona: to live a Sansiri life is to be fashionable, cultured and in the know.
Siri House takes the form of four stunningly designed yet unpretentious spaces. First, the Sales Gallery for The Monument Thong Lo. This show flat of Sansiri’s prestigious Bangkok property was designed by interior designer Vichada Sitakalin, who dressed it up in luxurious and bold Jim Thompson fabric and wallpaper. The gallery will introduce a different Sansiri property every six to eight months, offering inspiration for home design and styling, as well as a chance to consider properties without flying to Thailand.
Next is The Shop, where you will find – housed in antique cabinets that have been deconstructed and reassembled with modern elements like acrylic panels – a plethora of limited edition souvenirs, accessories and apparel by the future who’s who of Thai design. For home decor, there’s Sur, which offers off-kilter sculptures; The Archivist, which produces abstract prints; Thingg, the brand behind many of the ceramic wares in The Shop; as well as Siri House Curate, which sells everything from Indian incense sticks to glassware, made by Chiangmai artisans.
Jam at Siri House is a 48seat restaurant and bar with an open kitchen. Inspired by Asian cuisine and customs, the menu revolves around sharing plates as well as classic dishes and drinks with a playful twist. Complementing this is the chinoiserie and Art Decoesque interiors – De Gournay handprinted wallpaper and Jim Thompson fabric are paired with vintage chandeliers and dark lacquered walls. With a dramatic palette of coral, yellow and blue, Jam at Siri House exudes an electrifying yet nostalgic atmosphere.
Last but certainly not least is Art Space at Siri House, a small art gallery that aims to showcase an international and cross-generational list of artists – be it up-and-coming artists or known names in the industry. Thai artist Gongkan opens with Another Dimension, his first show in Singapore. The space will feature new art exhibitions every three to four months.
Visit Siri House at #01-02 Block 8D Dempsey Hill, or visit www.sirihouse.com.
Good to know
Siri House at Dempsey opens ahead of the flagship concept in Bangkok, called Siri House at Somkid. The latter is to be launched in March.
The Monument Thong Lo luxury home is fully represented in the show ﬂat, with living room, bathroom, kitchen and dining area for viewing.
Prices at The Shop range from $12 for incense sticks to $415 for lamp sculptures.
Jam plans to launch a weekend late breakfast club.
Sur sculptures make great statement pieces.
Art show Another Dimension has an exhibit featuring mirror “teleports” that encourage self-reﬂection.
Text ELIZA HAMIZAH