Bangkok’s furniture shops and markets are often frequented by travellers for their fine craftsmanship and innovative designs. Thailand – together with Indonesia and Bali – has taken the lead with beautifully hand-crafted furniture and decorative items. Along with that, décor trends have increasingly been favouring Asian design and products, for their beauty, craftsmanship and because they are made from natural materials.
The wide range of traditional furniture is not where the train stops though, as a new crop of Thai product design brands has helped propel the growth of contemporary design movements. A highlight is the innovative use and transformation of natural materials such as bamboo, rattan, para wood, teakwood, leather and water hyacinth into fabulous and functional contemporary pieces. If you’re planning on redecorating your home, check out our guide to where to pick up some unique decor in Bangkok.