Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Scope of work:
_Art Concept Development
_Contemporary art sourcing
_Bespoke ceramic plate collection
_Bespoke art commissions tailored to the hotel
_Supervision of Installation on site
Rosewood Bangkok, a striking new landmark for the capital, has opened as an intimate, ultra-luxury hotel on Ploenchit Road in the heart of the city’s prime central business and retail district. Rosewood’s A Sense of Place® philosophy is exuberantly expressed with a design that honours rich Thai culture while celebrating the cutting-edge creativity and contemporary design ethos of the dynamic capital.
Jules Lambe supported the design team throughout the hotel in curating and commissioning local artists to develop a tailored and truly bespoke art concept which aligns with the design concept.
The hotel’s contemporary design ethos is immediately communicated by the entryway’s modern metalwork sculpture in the form of wai spelt in ancient Thai alphabet by artist Jiandyin, and the tumbling waterfall hints of the refreshing retreat within. Throughout the hotel, spacious terraces, abundant natural light and city skyline vistas seamlessly meld with Thai contemporary artworks; local craft and indigenous textiles are translated to elegant, modern interpretations; and subtle tropical accents convey an urban resort sensibility.
The hotel also showcases works of established and emerging Thai artists including significant pieces by Preecha Thaothong, named Thailand’s National Artist of the Year 2009; International bamboo artist korakot was commissioned to create the sustainable bespoke installation was commissioned to enhance poolside and restaurant, Pinaree Sanpitak, one of the country’s most respected female artists of her generation; whose work both challenges and intrigues.
Jules Lambe works with various art and design consultants together to curate, source, budgets, design – develop & facilitate bespoke public art programmes including lighting & tile installation,Studies @ Sothebys Institute London covering 20th Century Design. She curates more than 30% of her annual workload such as Venice Biennale 2013, 2015. Furthermore, Jules sits on board MOCA Museum Beijing. In decorative Arts, she has a strong interest & works with NGO’ & Artisans to contemporize traditional Crafts within sustainable development. Jules brings over 14 years of experience as an Art & Design professional throughout the Asia Pacific Region & America and has developed strong relationships with other art professionals including Art Law to assist Corporate & private clients.
Jules supports VELVENOIR with her know-how in the hospitality industry as well as manages all enquiries from the Asia Region with regards to our services.