Shopping for furniture in Singapore is much better than you may think. Fact is, like nearly everything in Singapore, most furniture are imported. And in most cases, from nearby countries. So range, quality and prices can be more than reasonable. (There is a huge amount of restored and replica antiques readily available, but we will leave that for another day.) So when it comes to hitting the shops, all you need is a little guidance as to where to go for what.
Mostly, furniture shops in Singapore are spread all over the island, so brace yourself to be pinging from one corner to the other.
Once you have your head around that, then you need a plan… and that we have done for you. Here are our must-see furniture shops in Singapore (and why).
Classic Scandinavian designs
If you’ve always been a fan of Scandinavian minimalism, make a stop at Danish Design, the exclusive distributor of a number of award-winning Danish and Scandi brands that combine functionality with aesthetic purity and elegance. Danish Design is a congregation of the best in contemporary design that adapts to the modern lifestyles of today.
Global eclectic home and living products
Departures & Arrivals is all about accent pieces that add character to your living space. Being globetrotters themselves, the creators carefully curate products that possess collaborations of skilful craftsmen and revolutionary designers. These sustainable, handmade furniture and homewares feature an eclectic amalgam of contemporary, antique, Scandinavian and a hint of Balinese accents – perfect for urban homes.
Contemporary teak furniture
Contemporary and eco-friendly designs take centre-stage here with European designed FSC-certified (Forest Stewardship Council) plantation and recycled teak wood furniture that is both durable and sustainable. Trawl through the website for a wide range of high quality contemporary styles for the living room, bedroom, dining room and home office.
Chinese antique furniture
Established in 2001, Fairprice Antique has since aimed to provide its customers with quality Chinese antiques, Buddha replicas and accessories at competitive prices. These high-grade reproduction pieces are carefully curated by the owner Constanze Hohmann. Unique, versatile and practical, the furniture at FairPrice is great if you’d like to add an Asian touch to your modern abode.
Unique upcycled furnishings
One of Singapore’s best range of unique, recycled, and upcycled furnishings and accessories covering vintage and retro pieces to premium outdoor furniture. The store carries ranges that are reclaimed from old and disused houses, giving new life to these old pieces. The team is passionate about the beauty and environmental value of their products and will help you select the perfect old-world piece to be your new possession.
Classic and refined pieces
#04-16 Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801 | Also available online.
Proof Living brings forth a luxurious home living experience, featuring top-notch home furniture and accessories by notable designers like Walter Knoll, Ralph Lauren Home, Vitra, Zanotta and Poltrona Frau, just to name a few. Select from a wide and exquisite collection of furniture your bed, living and dining rooms and workstations. Sourcing for some inspiration? We suggest taking a stroll through their ravishing showrooms. These showrooms have quite the reputation for its modern allure and timeless charm, imbued with a distinct Upper East Side Manhattan vibe.
Asian heritage meets modern functionality
263 Beach Rd, Singapore 199542 (Flagship Store) | Also available at various locations
Ever wondered how to add a touch of Asian heritage into your contemporary homes – without making it stick out like a sore thumb? A visit to Scene Shang could help your decorating woes. Their assembly of furniture fuses classic Asian lines with artistic elements and modern functionality. Select from their series of lofts side tables, customised modular systems, armchairs and cabinets.
BRIMMING WITH DESIGNER FURNITURE
Undoubtedly Singapore’s largest selection of Eastern and Western style furniture all sourced directly from China, Thailand, and other SE Asian countries. Taylor B. Fine design is a furniture and home decor shopping paradise for all tastes and budgets. Encounter a widespread of everything from antique Chinese furniture to designer brands such as Caracole, Schnadig, Andrew Martin and more.
Extensive range of indoor and outdoor furniture and homewares
It’s tough to source for a great furniture store that is dedicated to outdoor furniture in Singapore. Well, look no further. Teak & Mahogany has been bringing new and exciting outdoor furniture to Singapore, for nearly 10 years. This includes an extensive range of furniture that are apt for your gardens, patios, balconies and pools. Of course, they also cater to indoor furniture, homewares, lighting and even soft furnishings. Indeed, a one-stop destination for all your home needs.
Stylish antiques from decades past
The Past Perfect Collection specializes in stylish antique furniture dating from the British, Dutch and Portuguese era in India. Juxtaposed against a clean and modern interior, each piece bears the history and romance of a bygone era that is not replicable with any modern make. Expect period-style furniture crafted from the finest hardwoods and emblazoned with the stylistic signatures of each era like intricate inlay work and sculpted details.
DISTINCTIVE PRODUCTS AND PERSONALISED SERVICE
The Shophouse has been a Singapore favourite for nearly 20 years. What started as a teak importer on the East Coast of Singapore, has evolved and expanded into both a retailer and design house; providing a comprehensive range of interior design and home styling services. Owners Jamie Gorman and John Galligan are greatly passionate and strongly believe that finely crafted products should seamlessly blend functionality with style.