Cross Cultural Creations
Bangkok-based Belgians Stéphanie Grusenmeyer and Pieter Compernol established their furniture company P. Tendercool in 2008. From their New York meat-packing style heritage gallery, warehouse and atelier by the Chao Phraya River, P. Tendercool offers bespoke, hand-made furniture to global discerning clients, interior designers and hospitality leaders.
Tendercool is big enough to create world-class furniture, yet small enough to be flexible. In short, customers can discover what the skilled artists can do by simply describing what they are looking for, picking their materials, browsing an onsite vintage wood collection, sharing the preferred finishes and selecting or presenting the preferred fabrics. Customers are also encouraged to visit the P. Tendercool workshop to monitor work-in-progress and enjoy seeing their creation come to life.
The company collaborates with designers and artisans from Belgium, France, Austria, Italy and, naturally, Thailand. The company counts many artists amongst its followers as well as being mentored by Armando, an 80-year old Italian Bronze-master who used to cast sculptures for Salvador Dalí.
Do not expect to find P. Tendercool works at design fairs, resellers or concept stores. It is word-of-mouth and their craftsmen’s ability to customize to very specific requests, within promised lead-times, that creates a loyal and ever-growing local and international following who appreciate true craftsmanship and personal service, shipped to your home.
As artists, Stéphanie and Pieter have an appreciation for all creations and their 1940’s virgin-walled warehouse is the perfect canvas for regular art exhibitions. Artists such as Somboon Hormtientong, Jirachaya Pripwai, Ti Foster, Jean-Louis Dulaar and Aurèle ‘Lost Dog’ Ricard, are just a few of the many who have exhibited at PT-gallery.
For more information, call +66 (0) 2266-4344.