Ashley Sutton is a whirlwind of creative, kinetic energy - and it is this very unique allure that can be found in depth of his stunning reality-changing interior designs. Hailing from Western Australia, the in-demand designer has made quite the name for himself in Bangkok, Hong Kong and Tokyo and will not rest until conquering the world.
In his early days working in mining, Ashley made a getaway into a world of make-believe to keep his mind engaged and occupied. Taking up drawing as a hobby, he took to sketching fairies – an ethereal fantasy and far cry from the dark underground world of mining.
In due course, his sketches turned into a three-volume series of storybooks – The Iron Fairies – and so Ashley Sutton Design was born. Beginning with a fairy-making factory in Bangkok, word soon spread and it deemed like the next logical step to start offering F&B and make a big name for himself as he has to this day.
From his Iron Fairies bar in Tokyo – an extravagant wonderland complete with hanging vials of fairy dust – to The Bookshop in Bangkok – a marvel of design, with books suspended in the air as if seconds from falling – Ash Sutton designs are one-of-a-kind.
Where the J. Boroski interior design, collaboration with mixologist Jospeh Boroski, exudes New York-style sophistication and elegance, Ophelia in Hong Kong oozes femininity and Far East decadence.