The Style by Toyota is a huge café cum concept
store located at Siam Square in Bangkok. We saw the illuminating lights
changing colors on the imposing glass enclosed building and wanted to
check it out but it was closed.
I went the next day with my gf to The Style by Toyota and I must admit, it certainly impressed me like no other concept store…it’s gotta be the best place to hang out in Bangkok. The Style by Toyota is sponsored by Toyota and it’s not just about cars but more of an art establishment.
There are Thai girls manning the counter with a friendly “Sawadee!”
and I got them to pose for a photo. The place is very chill and the
ambience exudes friendliness.
The first thing you see in this art cum concept store facility is a
working concept car by Toyota as the main display. There is a cordon
….but it’s a great photo op nevertheless.
The Style by Toyota has a coffee and juice bar at
the ground floor of the three floor structure. There are LCD and plasma
screens practically everywhere displaying Toyota ads.
There is also merchandise on display…
…and we realized that there was an anime fest going on in there coz some people were in costume.
I got some of the girls to pose for me.
Cosplay is fun.
The seating arrangements at The Style by Toyota range from the comfortable but futuristic…
…to the more esoteric ones that look out of the glass building for a great view of Bangkok.
The entire design of the place just screams “Art” and it gave me a really uncomfortable urge to smash something. ;)
There are seating arrangements right on the staircase for two…
…and single seats in front of an interactive Toyota flat screen monitor.
There are even balls of fluffy cushions to sit on while you browse through architecture books if you’re so inclined.
The bookshelves that lines The Style by Toyota is not limited to books about visual art but also music (though strangely, nothing about cars).
I got my coffee and sat at one of the touch screen interactive
Toyota LCD monitors. There are games (one of which I played to the
point of obsession with my gf to see who has a better score)…
…and even a touch screen ordering system that allows you to order
a coffee straight from where you’re seating instead of going downstairs.
I tried it. It works.
The Style by Toyota is a must visit if you’re ever in Bangkok. It is a concept store unlike any other out there.