No 9 Jim Thompson 2015 Collection
No.9 THOMPSON SPRING COLLECTION 2015
by Richard Smith
With its original inspiration coming from the textile crafts of Central Asia, through its joyous colour and spirit,
ANATOLIA manages to encapsulate the casual, free spirit of the entire Mediterranean coastline. Blue and white
prints have the feel of the Greek Islands, blanket style weaves transport us to Tangiers and abstract patterns recall the
complex rugs of Turkey.
Design Director, No.9 Thompson by Jim Thompson
Richard Smith designs the No.9 Thompson collection of printed and woven fabrics for Jim
Thompson. Smith brings over sixteen years experience of designing both furnishing fabrics and
wallpapers for the American and European markets – in 2005 alone he contributed to twelve
Smith’s method involves much drawing and painting, often taking inspiration from the rich
heritage of traditional textiles.
With particular interest in the cultural legacy of the Orient, Smith’s fresh approach to traditional
skills is a perfect complement to the ethos of this exciting young Thai brand.