Designed by Eggarat Wongcharit, Villa Siam is a maximalist fantasy inspired by Thai culture and Buddhism. Eggarat Wongcharit’s extraordinary creations use a modern take on traditional Thai craftsmen’s techniques. His unique and original work includes beds and sofas suspended from the ceiling by wicker bamboo as well as a spa inscribed with Buddhist teachings translated into English, located within an ancient golden Thai bell. Intricate wickerwork and glass mosaics grace the eclectic and daring rooms of the villa.
Inspired by nearby Phang Nga Bay, the living room features exquisite Thai furniture and artwork. The room pays tribute to the sacred Buddha with three large illuminated images on the wall behind hanging white sofas covered in mother of pearl. A wrapped pagoda with traditional Thai weaving expanding over it onto the ceiling ties the room’s contemporary lines with its Thai roots seamlessly together, and the weaving incorporates an elaborate dream catcher facing down upon guests as they walk in. A dining table seats up to six, with a backdrop of playfully waving cats.
Beyond the living room is perhaps the most breath-taking part of Villa Siam - The Spa. Inspired by a temple in the mountains of northern Thailand, the Spa is found in an exquisite golden dome that is inscribed with Buddhist teachings translated into English. A traditional Thai steam room as well as hand cut mirrors in the shower and toilet areas are placed in a traditional Thai technique commonly used in the building of temples.
Inspired by the organic nature of the four Buddhist elements: Earth, Wind, Fire and Water, this mystical suite is aptly named for the symbolic lotus leaves splashed on the ceiling over the bed. In Buddhist teachings, whatever is on top of water is said to be elevated. The lotus leaves over the bed are inverted so that while the guest sleeps, their spirit is elevated in their dreams. Another mother of pearl suspended sofa accompanies the bed and the bathroom reinforces the aquatic theme of the room with complementing artwork depicting the movement of water.
To complement this suite, the distinctly designed bathroom fill with artwork that depicts the movement of aquatic life gives you a space where you can simply let go and relax.
The complementary beachfront Siamese Suites serve as each other’s ying to yang. The symmetry of the rooms are opposite using white and natural wood, and the suites have cocoon beds with the traditional Thai weaving technique used with bamboo, giving the rooms a fresh scent. Each room also has outdoor jungle showers, the walls covered with vibrant green plant simulations. With private beachfront terraces and access to the villa’s 22-metre pool, these suites boast uninterrupted views of the pristine beach and the turquoise sea.
• King size beds
• Each room has spacious bathrooms with separate shower & bath
• 1x Spa room • Illy coffee machine & TWG tea
• Extra beds available on request
• Complimentary WIFI
• Bvlgari bathroom amenities
• Indoor & outdoor dining facilities
• Ethernet access points
• International plug sockets
• HDMI charge points
• Accessible airplay point
• Family movie dictionary
• 2 dedicated butlers
• Villa is located directly on the beach, west facing for sunsets
After 10 years of design education and experience in New York and Milan, Eggarat finally settled in Thailand to discover the roots of Thai design. In 2002, he established a furniture brand product called “Crafactor” and started exporting furniture and home accessories to the global market. Eggarat’s unique design products combine local South East Asian crafts techniques with modern technology. His products have gained an international reputation and as a result, the company has received many local and international design awards.
Eggarat has been contributing his own design expertise to many local and international design events including the Gwangju Design Biennale exhibition in Korea and the Slow Hand Design exhibition for the Department of International Trade Promotion of Thailand’s government at Superstudiopiu, Milan, Italy.