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Apr 08. 2019
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Closed for renovations since the end of last year, the new look Barbara Barry flagship showroom in Bangkok has now reopened and invites furniture lovers to discover the designer's signature lifestyle and furnishings on the third floor of Siam Paragon.

Californian-born Barry founded her Los Angeles based interior-design firm in 1985. Growing up in a family of artists and painters, Barry takes inspiration in the subtlety of colours and forms from nature, often experimenting with her initial designs through watercolours. Her firm has grown from residential interior design to include numerous licensing partnerships, creating furniture, fabrics and lighting for the home in her signature graceful style. 

“The inspiration for the flagship showroom came from the sophistication of my discerning Bangkok clientele and my desire to provide them with a fresh outlook on my brand. The space has been renewed and updated to reflect where I am with new materials, textiles and a Design Studio where you can meet in private,” she said in the statement.

Barry has collaborated with Swarovski for the first time and designed a series of multi-functional candle-holders and vases in mellow hues, juxtaposing the clarity of crystal with the shimmering opacity of brass and gunmetal effects. The versatile pieces create harmonious compositions of colour and light, bringing a magical warmth to the table. 

“The inspiration behind my collection stems from my reverence for ‘everyday’ objects. I believe the things we use daily in our homes can be a thing of beauty. I love setting a beautiful table with flowers and candlelight, and so I designed a grouping of votives and vases. I am interested in how these objects live together and how they form harmonious compositions…big ones and little ones. That’s what thrills me…the whole effect, not just the parts, because nothing really ever stands alone. I love the way these pieces work together to create different compositions and how they invite you to mix them with things you already have,” she added.

The showroom is open daily from 10am to 7pm. Find out more at


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