Into the Thai Jewelry Culture

Assouline celebrates the opulence of Thai culture with a stunning photo book about Lotus Arts de Vivre, an industrious space featuring a wide jewelry collection


Lotus Arts de Vivre is an industrial space located in the center of the mystical Asian metropolis Bangkok. Here, collectors from the entire world come to discover bold, nature-inspired designs between furniture and large-scale decorative objects, which celebrate Thai culture and its exceptional heritage. The company was founded in 1982 by Helen von Bueren, a Bangkok-born Thai housewife, who discovered a hidden talent for jewelry design. So it is not a surprise that at Lotus they guard a wide collection of jewels paying homage to a tradition of craftsmanship that reaches all the way back to the Moguls of India, the emperors of China, and the rules of Indonesia, making it one of Asia’s leading brands of luxury handcrafted jewelry. Now a book edited by Assouline celebrates the story and the exceptional style of Thai jeweler Lotus Arts de Vivre. With a stunning original photography whisking readers away to another time, Unexpected Creations – this is the name of the volume – is a journey into a realm of fine wrought bracelets, necklaces, and rings whose magnificent details are inspired by Asian folklore and culture: one of a kind pieces bringing to life mythical beasts and ancient tales.

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