A two-story century-old Thai teak house, known as Connie’s Cottage, that stands on the grounds of The Siam in Bangkok is now home to galleries for celebrity designer and architect Bill Bensley and luxury silk label Jim Thompson.
Once a treasured residential villa for guests, the architectural gem and its surroundings have been extensively renovated to herald the hotel’s partnership with the two artistic icons that are renowned across Southeast-Asia.
Bensley Gallery at The Siam occupies the upper level, showcasing the artworks of Bill Bensley, the hotel’s architect and designer. Artworks will be curated and rotated through the Gallery for guests to admire and purchase. Sales proceeds go to the Shinta Mani Foundation and Wildlife Alliance to support conservation and wildlife protection – causes very close to Bensley’s heart.
On the ground floor stands Jim Thompson at The Siam, a showcase of the brand’s latest fashion and homeware designs.
Jim Thompson at The Siam and the Bensley Gallery at The Siam will open to visitors from mid-December.