Walk into a room decorated by Belgian interior designer Gert Voorjans and you step into a liveable, multi-dimensional painting. Such a painting is an amalgamation of colours, textures, emotions, patterns, and characters; so too are Gert Voorjans’ rooms, which are always rich with story-telling capacity. After gaining accolades from three design schools across Europe and designing flagship stores for his best friend Dries Van Noten, Voorjans has become established as fashion’s favourite interior designer. And now, he has brought his liveable works of art to Bangkok, joining Sansiri in a special collaboration that brings eclectic high fashion design to the city’s most luxurious apartments. 

The most beautiful homes make you feel as though you’re living in a work of art. Sansiri –Bangkok’s most exquisitely designed luxury properties — know this all too well. Their commitment to refined taste is the prime reason they have decided to collaborate with Gert Voorjans for one specially designed unit from the Sansiri Luxury Collection. These units at The Monument Thong Lo will be graced with Voorjans’ unique, world-class vision and will become residential works of art that are beautifully personalised to suit the styles of their future tenants. 

[All images courtesy of Sansiri PLC.]

“I believe that people in the future will live with fewer things, but they will be things that more specifically express who they are”, says Voorjans, about this latest project. “My biggest challenge will be to make personal interiors that will truly reflect the person living in it”.

Like painting a portrait, Gert Voorjan’s highly personal approach is to capture the essence of people with his interiors. And, in a way, Voorjans really is painting. Dubbed as “The Master of Mixing” by the Wall Street Journal, Voorjans is recognised for his opulent use of colour, sharp contrasts, and eclectic mix-and-match style. He has also compared his interior design work to painting, using furniture as if they were his colours on a paint palette.

Although his characteristic rooms often feature polar opposites like colonial classics juxtaposed with contemporary design, all is meticulously curated, paired, and arranged to delightful results. Voorjans is an alchemist of interior design, taking pleasure in creating pleasing balances from mishmashing objects. 

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Yet unlike the conventional painter, Gert Voorjans doesn’t work with frames. Having been influenced partly by the 1920s Italian designer Renzo Mongiardino, Gert Voorjans combines the past and present, and the East and West in his fashionably opulent designs. “Not everything has to stay within the boundaries”, he comments. This experimental, creative attitude towards interior design has led Voorjans to be commissioned to decorate the homes of various artists with similar beliefs. The designer has once, for example, revamped a former palace of King Henry VIII for Mick Jagger. Even more famously however, Voorjans is the artistic force behind his close friend Dries Van Noten’s flagship stores from Aoyama to Paris. True to Voorjans’ belief in expressing unique personalities, each store is specially designed to express the character of its location. The Dries Van Noten flagship store in Paris emits the same ambience as a classic Parisian apartment. 

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From designing penthouses in London’s Belgrave Square to the exclusive private social club Manila House, Voorjans has now expanded his design studio to the South Pacific. His designs for Sansiri’s sales gallery in Hong Kong was on display at the Art Basel Hong Kong 2019. 

On his new collaboration with Sansiri, Gert Voorjans says he hopes to be “adding some twists, mixing some colours, and infusing some details from fashion”. Bangkok will now welcome this world of high-fashion, eclectic interior design with the luxury lifestyle offered by Sansiri. This incredibly special Sansiri x Gert Voorjans unit will be located at The Monument Thong Lo, where the city’s vibrant, fashionable, and luxurious district can now have the perfect interiors to match.

For further information, please visit www.sansiri.com/en or call +66(0)2 201 3999. 

Karn Chatikavanij
Style Writer
A globetrotter with a love for sushi and Miu Miu, Karn is a fan of all things upbeat, delicious, and well-dressed. Her frequent activities include packing for beach trips, listening to 80s music, and trying to make daytime pyjamas happen.