About the project
The word ‘benjarong’ translated means ‘five colours’. It is commonly used in the porcelain wares of Thailand. This is one of the many cultural and historical elements Creative Clinic derived inspiration from for the restaurant. Using hues of blue velvets to deep reds in the ceiling, accented by greens, golds and whites in the columns and architectural highlights, the interior was transformed from a dark and outdated venue into a vibrant display of colour and light, while maintaining its rich cultural heritage.
An introduction of French motifs fused with Thai elements gave a fresh new approach, keeping it upscale with a sense of rustic luxury. Large hand woven lanterns hang above plush velvet sofas, all part of the same juxtaposition. An entire wall carries a light installation with backlit, gold leafed, circular lights – a nod to the full moon festivities of the land. Its location, perched atop the Dusit Thani Hotel, emphasises the sweeping views of the city with white frames, adding to the grandeur of this lofted space, yet keeping it casual, exciting and fun.