high-end shopping in bangkok, usually a rather generic indulgence with luxury brands in plush retail settings, just took a quirky and adventurous turn. we're talking the arrival of le cabinet de curiosités de thomas erber, a tightly curated art and retail extravaganza which, after editions in paris, london, berlin and new york, has reached one of asia's most prominent shopping destinations. held on the swanky premises of central embassy, the thai capital's new nucleus of all things luxe and happening. a collab between thomas erber, a well-connected lifestyle professional and founder of the event, and concept store siwilai, it's a unique showcase that tickles all senses with an equally unique range of offerings.
the presence of le cabinet de curiosités de thomas erber is marked by stunning wooden installation at the very heart of the shopping mall, soaring several floors upwards within an atrium space. this fifth edition once again brings together outstanding and often niche designers and brands, both from thailand and from abroad, and many have never been available here before. the event's offerings straddle a wide range of areas, and include fashion, design, jewellery, art and photography. and as with previous editions, the list of invitees reflects thomas erber's keen eye for what's hot and what's next.
this year's guests have gained recognition in discerning circles across the planet, and lists names such as visvim, patcharavipa, alexandre de betak, maison takuya and astier de villatte. and to keep things edgy, a number of happening artists from the realms of film and photography have been added to the unique lifestyle equation. but that's not all, folks. as said, le cabinet de curiosités de thomas erber is a multi-sensory affair, and there's also a special calendar of gigs by international deejays and artists, while star chefs are flown in to indulge shoppers at culinary events with exquisite concoctions [on through dec 21]. location: central embassy, 1031 thanon ploenchit [ploenchit].