Douglas Little’s windows for Jim Thompson during Paris Deco Off

Jim Thompson_No.9 Paris Deco Off 2011
Photo: Hans Fonk

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Douglas Little, who created the holiday windows for Van Cleef & Arpels last year, was recently commissioned to design some installations for the Paris showroom of Jim Thompson Fabrics, on the rue de Furstenberg, for the debut of their Rites of Spring collection. Little's designs are inspired by the Ballet Russes classic L'Apres Midi d'un Faun. "All of the animal shapes derive from Thailand's indigenous species, and as exotics, reinforce the heritage of the brand" says Little.

Jim Thompson Paris Deco Off_Rite of Spring 2
Photo: Hans Fonk


Glenn Belverio

Glenn Belverio is a writer and New Yorker. He has been reporting for ASVOF since 2005 and currently works at The Museum of Modern Art as the Content Manager for MoMA Design Store.