Set in an iconic 1940’s New-York meatpacking style warehouse by the Chao Phraya, smack in the middle of the Creative District and right next to the new Thailand Creative and Design Centre (TCDC), P Tendercool will launch its latest bespoke hand-crafted sofa collection, made with reclaimed hardwood from Thai vintage houses, hand-welded extruded brass and 100- per-cent Thai latex.
The upholstery is made in collaboration with Jim Thompson. Also on show will be a selection of furniture created especially for Bangkok Design Week, showcasing P Tendercool’s unrelenting focus on cross-cultural creations through an intense collaboration between Belgian, Thai, French and Italian designers and craftsmen.
Tattoo artists Tantai, CZ and Luke Satoru will each show their work on custom-tattooed leather chairs.
Dutch photographer Hans Fonk will present the second series of his “China Rocks Collection: Painted Photographs”, the artist’s interpretation of the rapid change China has undergone in the last decades. Hans Fonk shows images of the Royal Palace juxtaposed on humble Hutongs, a series of photographs of Zen Rocks from Beijing’s Forbidden City and Palace Museum. The artist prints his photos on canvas, a canvas he then finishes by combining Chinese watercolors and old Dutch oil paints.
P. Tendercool’s founders, Belgians Pieter Compernol and Stephanie Grusenmeyer, will then take visitors on a tour of their gallery, warehouse and PTlab. These are three distinctly different refurbished heritage spaces all within a five-minute walk from their gallery at Warehouse 30. PTlab is set in a 750-square metre warehouse next to a canal.
PTLab has not been shown to the public before and this tour will be a unique opportunity to really go behind the scenes and discover a refurbished warehouse and former rice storage building.
For details, call (02) 266 4344 or visit https://ptendercool.com