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The Lookbox Edit 08: New shops in town

We suss out new shopping destinations in Singapore to head to for great home furnishings and smart design solutions.

  • The Lookbox Edit 08: New shops in town

Text by Janice Seow

#1 Scene Shang Loft

Fans of Scene Shang’s contemporary Asian furniture and homewares take note! The brand has consolidated its two previous stores into one new location in the Tai Seng-Macpherson district.

It is now a lifestyle destination, spread across 7,000 square feet and occupying the entire floor of a 1980s industrial building. Expect to find all of your Scene Shang favourites such as the award-winning Shang system cabinets and the best-selling Maverick armchair.

New Scene Shang

Scene Shang will also be introducing more new designs from sofas to bed frames to lighting. It’s worth noting, too, that the company is supporting more and more local brands, designers and artists, including indie brand Qi Pottery, Weavve Bedding and Linen, Jia Kitchenware and Grandma Lotus TCM brews.

After some Scene Shang retail therapy, don’t forget to explore the neighbourhood to appreciate the surrounding cool heritage architecture, and local indie businesses with great social initiatives such as Bettr Coffee Company, Café Confetti (which hand-makes tiny versions of traditional kuehs) and Hock Siong second-hand furniture store.

Scene Shang Loft is located at 42 MacTaggart Road, MacTaggart Building, Level 7

#2 TOSO Gallery

Toso Gallery

The world’s first TOSO Gallery has opened at mc.2. TOSO is recognised as Japan’s top curtains and blind tracks manufacturer with a history spanning a whopping 72 years, and its products can be found in some of the best five-star hotels around the world.

The company’s new 2,000 square feet gallery space at the mc.2 Ubi Ave showroom houses the largest range of TOSO products in one place, with over 20 selections of curtains and blinds put on display. Visitors can see how the products look in various settings that simulate a Japanese home environment. Notably, these spaces have all been styled by top Japanese interior designer Sangetsu, and in a whole range of styles to appeal to different tastes.

Toso Gallery

Apart from an immersive experience into the Japanese home lifestyle, visitors will also get to see products that are launched and sold exclusively here. These include the Wood Blinds made from all-natural sustainable wood, and the Supertrac Skylight, which is a motorised blind designed for skylight windows.

TOSO Gallery at mc.2 is located at 33 Ubi Ave 3, #01-28 Vertex

#3 Hettich Experience Centre

Hettich Experience Centre

German furniture fittings company Hettich has opened its first-ever experience centre in Southeast Asia where customers can check out – and test out – its innovative solutions, and get a sense of how they will look and function in the entire home.

Hettich solutions are particularly great for addressing versatile living in small spaces. Star of the show is the Transforming Apartment, which illustrates seamless, flexible and innovative solutions for all spaces in a contemporary apartment including the living area, bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen.

As one of the world’s largest furniture fittings manufacturers, Hettich offers a broad product portfolio, from hinges and drawer runners to sliding and folding door systems, which are concealed yet form an indispensable part of the whole range.

Hettich Experience Centre is located at OXLEY Bizhub, 65 Ubi Road 1, #01-77

#4 W. Atelier online store

W. Atelier website

This may not be a new shopping destination in the strictest sense, but design enthusiasts should know that W. Atelier has launched its new e-shop – which translates greater convenience when shopping for your favourite designer product.

Instead of leaving the house, let you fingers do the walking. Following the warm response to its online presence on Shopee and Lazada, the company has set up its own e-commerce platform featuring over 1,000 high quality furnishings and accessories from renowned international design brands. And this number is anticipated to grow.

You’ll be able to find Italian-designed furniture, German-engineered kitchens, Scandinavian-created accessories, and more. Brands include Vitra, Fritz Hansen, Cassina, TOTO, Siematic and Lema. 

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