When it comes to living matters, Sansiri — one of the leading developers in Thailand with over 35 years of experience — knows best. The Sansiri Luxury Collection is a selection of luxurious property projects featuring impeccable living spaces in some of the most prestigious addresses in Thailand. Every property under the Sansiri Luxury Collection is governed by three principles: Refined taste, uncompromising quality, and curated experiences.
The philosophy is achieved by working closely with leading architects and designers to create inspiring living spaces; using only the best materials sourced from around the world and employing the most exquisite craftsmen, as well as offering an experience that is above and beyond exclusivity.
One of Sansiri’s latest offerings is The Monument Thong Lo. Guided by the ideology of “luxury is space”, this architectural marvel is already a prominent landmark in Thong Lo. Other distinctive features include a massive chandelier created by LASVIT, a Czech Republic design firm using bohemian glass blowing technique that has been handed down for over a thousand years, as well as world-class furnishings from Fendi Casa and Flexform. And the design excellence doesn’t stop there.
As the purveyor of lavish spaces, the Sansiri Luxury Collection is no stranger to collaborating with renowned designers. For 98 Wireless, the developer worked with Anne Carson, an award-winning designer for Ralph Lauren Home. Other names include world-famous designer Mary Fox Linton for Baan Sansiri Pattanakarn as well as Gert Voorjans for The Monument Thong Lo. The latter is a Belgian decorator renowned for mixing colours, patterns and textures with eastern and western motifs (his clients include Mick Jagger; fashion journalist Nina Garcia; as well as Dries Van Noten’s flagship in Tokyo, Singapore, Paris and Hong Kong.
For The Monument Thong Lo, Sansiri Luxury Collection also worked with Spanish designer Lorenzo Castillo on one of its units. Better known for his use of vivid colours and bold patterns, together with antiques sourced from around the world, this one-of-a-kind unit in The Monument Thong Lo follows Castillo’s design ethos of mixing opulent elements from the 16th and 17th centuries with modern textures and materials.
Castillo’s love for antique furniture started when he was a student at Complutense University in Madrid, Spain. Upon graduation, he pursued his studies at The Antique School in Madrid, followed by Silverware and Jewelry by Museum Fine Arts in Boston and History of American Art from Columbia University in New York.
He first cut his teeth in the antique industry as a sales and buyer of vintage items before opening his first antique furniture store in 1992. In 2000, he founded his own design studio Santiago Castillo, and the rest, as they say, is history.
The partnership between Sansiri and Lorenzo Castillo is a match made in heaven — both parties are fastidious and use only the best materials to create stunning liveable spaces that aim to inspire both present and future generations.
“Decorating a house is like a jigsaw puzzle,” Castillo once said. “Where every piece must connect. When one piece changes, it is no longer what we want. Surely, the house must reflect the character of its owner. Without that, it is like a house with no soul. I have always bought antiques from the standpoint of a designer and not as a reseller, and that has been my point of success.”
In what might be perceived as a random mix of furniture, fabrics and patterns, Castillo’s maximalist style is his most distinct. Rooted in classicism, his designs are a result of cleverly blending stories from different eras and re-interpreting them into the modern world we live in.
“Modernity should be complemented with tenderness and humanity,” said Castillo. “This can be achieved with mixing in elements like antique items — art pieces, books, any object that reflects past experiences”.
The Castillo-designed apartment at The Monument Thong Lo by Sansiri reflects exactly the guiding philosophy he believes in. All the rooms strike a perfect balance between maximalist opulence and modern day elegance. The spaces are stunning yet cosy at the same time. You have to see it to believe it.
The Monument at Thong Lo is at Sukhumvit 55, Bangkok, 10110. Tel: 02-103-6440.
To find out more, visit the Sansiri Sales Gallery at Siri House.