Shopping for your home? Expand your search beyond the usual suspects.
27 February 2019
Text by Vanitha Pavapathi
It’s only two months into 2019 and we’re already seeing several new home furnishing stores open for business, with more to come in the coming months. With major players dominating the market, it’s good to have variety. Here are three new home furnishing stores worth checking out.
Curated by SIRI HOUSE, a lifestyle and social space created by acclaimed Thai luxury property developer Sansiri, The Shop at Dempsey Hill is a retail space to discover new Thai design. It introduces its first cohort of seven Thai designers and brands (with more to come every quarter), several of which retail one-of-a-kind home goods. The Only Market – a quirky, cross culture Thai souvenir brand that has reimagined classic Thai souvenirs and knick-knacks with a twist; Thingg – a homeware brand that fuses traditional Thai craftsmanship with contemporary flair; SUR – irreverent lamp sculptures that masquerade as lifestyle accessories for the home; SIRI HOUSE Curate – traditional craft goods and ceramics by cottage-industry Chiangmai craft artisans.
For premium Italian leather sofa without the hefty price tag, Chateau d’Ax is the place to go. Known for its Made-in-Italy philosophy that encompasses all stages of production – from design, workmanship and materials used; each exquisite Chateau d’Ax sofa is of the highest quality, unmistakable style and unrivalled comfort. For those who prefer fabric to leather, the brand has a variety of colour, design and texture options to choose from. Chateau d’Ax is available from Ardmore Living at Palais Renaissance, Orchard.
High-end French furniture brand Roche Bobois continues its international expansion in Singapore with a new luxury showroom along Bukit Timah road. A far cry from the typical pared-back Scandi style that Singaporeans are used to, Roche Bobois’ collections of dining, bedroom and living room furniture are bold, unique, colourful and most definitely statement making! In the 5,382sqft showroom, you’ll find pieces designed by icons such as Marcel Wanders, Kenzo Takada, Ora Ito, Jean Paul Gaultier, and more.
Scheduled to open on 14 March, this is one to visit when it does. Located within Tan Boon Liat building, the 400sqm store will feature furniture for various settings – from living, dining and home office to formal and informal office systems, all adaptable to diverse scales of living and working spaces.
Says Vitra CEO, Nara Fehlbaum: “In 2018, we opened the exhibition Project Vitra at the Singapore National Design Centre. The positive response encouraged us to find a partner, W. Atelier, who would open a Vitra store with us and thereby build a permanent home for Vitra in Singapore.”
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