At the ultra-luxurious TELA Thonglor residences, each three-bedroom suite style is inspired by the characteristics and allure of the world’s three most highly coveted gemstones — be it the deep sophistication of Onyx, the sparkling brilliance of Sapphire, or the starry illumination of Lapis Lazuli.
With only three units left, amidst one of Bangkok’s busiest, most highly-coveted districts, we enter the high-flying 32-storey landmark together with three high-society power duos.
The Onyx Residence: Mother-daughter duo Jirapalak and Vichayawan Suphantanida
The cosmopolitan and eclectic Onyx residence, accentuated with black hues of designer complexity, offers a private haven for those living in the city that never sleeps. For mother and daughter Jirapalak and Vichayawan Suphantanida, it serves as a private and luxurious haven nestled in the heart of the city.
“Safety and privacy were among our top priorities for choosing TELA Thonglor,” says daughter Vichayawan, or “Nean”. Their stunning Onyx residence, as with all 84 individual units in the property, comes with a 24-hour security system, card access and digital access locks, an in-house concierge, and private elevators developed in collaboration with KONE of Finland. The onyx, the stone of willpower which inspired the darker tones of the home’s design, gives it a strong and powerful, yet chic and minimalist aesthetic reflective of its cosmopolitan residents. The energetic play of light, created by using eclectic light fixtures from London-based lighting company Lee Broom, also helps to produce an entirely different experience of privacy and modernity. Together, these elements form a true physical and visual separation of space inside this luxury home.
“I like that the residence’s spacious layout and sleek design promote family living, while also offering privacy when I need it,” says Nean. Another plus is that the Onyx residence is well-situated and well- equipped to suit the city lifestyles of these working professionals.“The location is fantastic,”Nean adds. “It’s in the middle of the city, close to everything you could possibly need — restaurants, bars, Thonglor nightlife, gyms, and more. It’s possible to have a private home life and an active social life all in one place.”
Even within the premises of TELA Thonglor itself, the convenience and access to top-of- the-line amenities is unparalleled. Facilities include a 25-metre leisure pool with designated kid zone, a multipurpose and private dining area, a BBQ area and botanical lawn, fully-equipped gym and yoga space with changing rooms and a treatment room, kid’s play room, and 142 car parking spaces.
Within these walls, it’s possible to carve out a space and a place for all your lifestyle needs. As expressed in the design principles of the Onyx, these residences were envisioned to support success and accomplishment in all areas of life.
The Sapphire Residence: Mother-daughter duo Kornthida Thongchaichirapha and Natawan Yu-thawee
The Sapphire residence is one of three 73-million-baht ready to move-in, fully-funished units by TELA Thonglor. Its design pulls from the sapphire’s brilliant and dynamic light refractions to create a refined, classic palette of neutral tones which produces a naturally warm and welcoming atmosphere. Historically regarded as a symbol of power, strength, kindness, and wisdom, the sapphire inspires a wealth of gleaming hope and creativity for its residents – and so serves as the ideal backdrop for a refined luxury home.
Playing on the brilliant light refractions of the rare and iconic gemstone, this home is true to Gaysorn Property’s long-time reputation for elegant aesthetics, which were certainly among the deciding factors for business-savvy mother-daughter duo Kornthida Thongchaichirapha and Natawan Yu-thawee, who run the Yoya stationary import company.
“I remember seeing this project many years ago, since its design and conceptualisation phase,” says daughter “Nett” Natawan. “I was interested in the beautiful architecture of the property and its focus on luxury. Coincidentally, that overlapped with what my mom had in mind as well.”
“I looked at many development projects during our search,” explains mother Kornthida. “But I was ultimately the most impressed with Gaysorn’s services. The CEO of Gaysorn Property, Charn Srivikorn, also personally reached out to take care of us, and that really showed that Gaysorn is sincere and attentive to the needs of all their buyers.”
Inside the Sapphire residence, iconic accent pieces give life to the many shades of blue in an artful yet impressive way — bringing to life the TELA canvas of artistry. The design is complemented by natural and artificial lighting, with an emphasis on the use of lamps, to create an effect that is easy on the eyes, as well as a polished and cosy atmosphere for human comfort. The concept of “Sparkling Brilliance” is also embedded in the home’s finest, most delicate details — from the fabrics to the upholstery, headboards, and lighting elements.
“I think it was a wise decision for us to purchase this residence because it’s good for living and as a long-term investment,” says Nett. “Thonglor is a very international area. The centrality of the residence is not only appealing to the young who frequent Thonglor for its bars and restaurants, however. As Kornthida adds, “As I get older, I know that I will be close to well-known and reputable healthcare facilities such as Samitivej Hospital. I can also be nearer to my children who live around Thonglor.”
With 90 percent of the development already purchased, residents will be able to live life in perspective amongst a natural setting, in these beautifully curated spaces that represent the epitome of elite luxury living.
The Lapis Lazuli Residence: Anan Sukumpanumet and Salil Panyagam
Inspired by one of the most treasured gemstones in history, the 3-bedroom, 201 square metre Lapis Lazuli residence at TELA Thonglor embodies a modern, cosmopolitan and elegant aesthetic. Much like a “Canvas of Life”, the masterpiece molds itself to the lifestyles of all its residences, offering a place to call home for generations to come. Each design feature has been carefully curated to inspire greatness inside and outside of the home, drawing upon the historical meanings of this precious gemstone to symbolise the blue skies of opportunity. What results is a luxury residence that is timeless, yet functional, in all regards.
“In choosing a home of this size, we are not expecting to live here for only 5 or 10 years,” explain Anan Sukumpanumet and Salil Panyangam, managing director of the logistics business Shipyours, and an avid financial investor in the Stock Exchange of Thailand. “We want to put down our roots here for the long-term. Over time, our objectives for choosing a product will change, so it’s important that we find something that will still make us feel happy to come home to in 20 years’ time. Everything should last, from the components to the materials. The design should not be too much, or too little, but just right.”
Immediately noticeable upon entering is the residence’s high ceilings and spacious living area combining an open kitchen, dining and living rooms. Wall-to-ceiling double glazed windows open out onto an impressive 17 metre balcony — creating the effect of an “extended living room” —offering a view of the iconic Bangkok skyline and bustling Thonglor street below. Elements of blue and gold from the lapis lazuli accentuate all areas of the residence, appearing in lighting fixtures and décor; notably in the one-of-a- kind, handcrafted Fuoriformato stone wall panel above the dining room, which depicts the illusion of dining in an infinite blue ocean.
Everything from the fully fitted built-in furniture to the classic Trussardi furniture pieces, customisable kitchen space, and durable composite materials used in the kitchens and bathrooms, have been selected with the long-term needs of its residents in mind.This is the hallmark of Gaysorn Property’s approach to Refined Quality Living — creating a legacy that will pass on through generations.
Gaysorn’s commitment to timeless design also ensures that its residents will be able to transform the space into their own and build a sense of community and belonging that lasts. “A home is not just about the place, but the people,” adds Anan. “No matter how beautiful a home is, the sense of community that we found here, especially in the positive reinforcement that we received from Gaysorn Property, is not something that can be fabricated. It truly helps us feel at home.”
Find out more about TELA Thonglor Residences by calling 0 2612 5959, or 06 1215 0999. telathonglor.com.