When Ungkun Chansavangwonk opened the Establishment showroom in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District in 2008, he brought the natural modernism of Thai design to a neighborhood made famous by its gritty, urban architecture. Today, Establishment draws customers who crave a gentler form of minimalism, showcasing sectional sofas, bamboo sculpture, and lacquer accessories by a stable of American and Thai designers.
Minimalism combines with levity to create this smile-inducing furniture collection that hails from New York. Pick up swoopy choices like the Nut Bench and Boom Boom Chair, and complement them with one of the low-slung side tables. All possess clean, modern lines and a range of finishes, from natural wood to summery reds and blues.
In keeping with its organic-meets-modern aesthetic, this Manhattan showroom brings us pillows galore, with graphic prints inspired by the natural world. Sequins, linens, suede, and jute are stitched into a multitude of patterns, from peacock feathers and mushrooms, to abstract traceries, stripes, and waves.