Create an Asian-influenced abode
Traditional can be trendy too, and there’s no better proof than these furniture shops in Singapore with Asian-inspired antiques.
The meticulously restored vintage pieces at this Dempsey Hill mainstay are sourced from China, Tibet, Mongolia, India, Thailand, Indonesia and other spots in and around Asia, with one goal: to retain and reveal the furniture’s original beauty. If you prefer upcycled pieces over authentic antiques, check out Woody Antique House’s Reborn Teak series. Each of the character-filled items is made from 100-percent recycled teak collected from old houses in Indonesia.
#01-05, 13 Dempsey Rd, Singapore 249674
NEXT: Lim’s Holland Village →
“We source for decor that’s crafted with traditional methods yet fashioned for today’s lifestyle,” explains Audrey Lim of Lim’s Holland Village, whose long-standing relationship with suppliers ensures that customers receive the best price and quality. From curvy Ming chairs and vivid-hued ceramic stools from China to silk brocade table runners from India, these accents pack a punch.
#02-01 Holland Rd Shopping Centre, 211 Holland Ave, Singapore 278967
NEXT: Mu Dan →
When you’re ready to invest in top-notch Chinese antiques or trend-proof Asian accessories, don’t overlook this pop-up shop that migrates around historic-shophouse-turned-minimall Cluny Court. (Hint: Look for its handsome display case near the escalator on the second floor.) In addition to sizeable, solid-wood dressers, cabinets and tables, Mu Dan carries chic statuettes, lamps, mirrors and intricate wooden screens.
#02-37 Cluny Court, 501 Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 259760
NEXT: Wood Farm Lifestyle →
Another Dempsey Hill must-visit, Wood Farm Lifestyle is where to go to add impeccably curated Chinese antiques, and unique furniture and ornaments to your home at affordable prices. Eco-minded individuals will dig the store’s recycled teak pieces with raw finishing. Bonus: Its outdoor furniture – from solid teak to outdoor synthetic rattan pieces – is particularly well-suited to stand up to Singapore’s tropical climate.
#01-03, 13 Dempsey Rd, Singapore 249674
NEXT: Woody Antique House →
By Sara Lyle Bow, The Finder (Issue 288), October 2017
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