Enter into exceptional enchanted space, one that reflects the ideal creation of a "total lifestyle environment". A conceptualised experience that intuitively entertains and entwines the senses with a combination of the ancient, the classical, moving into the modern, to the contemporary worlds of ART. LIFESTYLE. ENVIRONMENT.
The sterling silverware is the Audubon design from 1871. The flowing designs of branches and twigs with leaves, buds, flowers and exotic birds were entirely different from anything in Amercian silver at that time. Each piece of Audubon is decorated with intricate designs adapted from 19th century Japanese bird paintings, with eight species represented. The back of each piece has complementary designs derived from Japanese flowers.
The Persian Nain carpets were the first items selected for the Presidential Villa; together with the expansive view of the cityscape from the window, they dominate the living and dining rooms. Even the coffee table is transparent as so not to obstruct the view of the carpet. The few accents placed on the edges of the salon are specially selected to reflect the interests of one who collects for the pure enjoyment and sharing of knowledge, created by the introduction of different cultures and art influences into a harmonious whole. Two 12th and 13th century Khmer jars in unobtrusive brown glaze introduce the viewer to an era in Southeast Asia that tells the history of Indochina.
Sitting on the bar counter are conch shell-shaped bronze vessels. They are replicas of vessels used for ceremonial occasions in the Khmer Kingdom in the 12th century.