Wedged between Zion and Outram Roads, the standalone Tan Boon Liat Building isn’t exactly your typical shopping haunt, but a trip down to the old building promises to be one that you won’t soon forget. Beyond its old-school décor and large cargo parking spaces, there are over a dozen furniture and home décor stores waiting to be discovered – and we hear there are plenty more to come. That’s why we tag Tan Boon Liat Building as the furniture hub of Singapore.
Arete Culture carries elegant homewares for modern homes. Their collection comprises a wide range of soft furnishings including original artwork and artisan carpets, silk duvets, luxury bed linen, handmade centrepieces and other home accessories. Seeking a fuss-free home makeover? Do not fret. The team also offers personalised stylish services for an all-in-one home makeover package.
High quality fabrics, wall covering, rugs and window treatments in an assortment of prints and designs
BODE fabrics and furnishing seeks out extraordinary fabrics, wallpapers, leathers and furniture from around the globe. They offer contemporary designs that are not your usual run-of-the-mill home décor and furniture. Their collections from international brands vary between interesting palettes such as bold prints and classic linens with a variety of colours to suit different themes. The team also provides bespoke services should you need something customised.
Ethnicraft prides itself on two things: quality, and sustainable wood. All their furniture is made from high-quality teak sourced from 100% Forest Stewardship Council plantations. And to make sure that Ethnicraft does its part for the environment, they work closely with the Indonesian government and other agencies to ensure that their teak comes from sustainable origins. Their 150 s.q. metre showroom space features a curated collection of their most popular designs.
Emperor’s Attic (formerly FairPrice Antique) provides quality Chinese antiques, reproduction pieces, as well as replicas of stone Buddha statues, all at affordable pricing. If you have any special requests for specific furniture they will do their utmost to source it for you. Each piece of furniture is handpicked with care, creating a collection of pieces that are simple yet versatile but also unique and practical.
INROADS sets to bring old world craftsmanship to Singapore, using an exciting and eclectic mix of furniture. A treasure trove of one off pieces that every collected home needs.
Jehan Gallery is a store that offers all sorts of rugs and carpets, from traditional to contemporary. You are bound to find what you’re looking for among the 20,000 odd rugs and carpets at Jehan Gallery. They also provide carpet cleaning, as well as repair and restoration services for your existing carpets. Best of all, each carpet at Jehan Gallery is clearly priced in order to simplify the buying process for a better shopping experience. Our tip for carpet shopping: Ask lots of questions!
Journey East is one of Singapore’s choice destinations for unique and upcycled furnishings and home accessories. Their various collections include meticulously curated and restored vintage and retro pieces, reclaimed wood furniture crafted from recycled buildings and railway sleepers, and premium outdoor furniture dining and lounge sets ranging from polymer wicker to recycled teak wood. Don’t forget to enjoy a cuppa that’s specially brewed by their in-store barista, as you shop.
Mountain Teak is the purveyor of contemporary minimalist teak furniture designs inspired by nature. The coupling of smart and casual design with fine European hardware brings about elegant and quality furniture created for today’s modern lifestyle. Their furniture is made with certified reclaimed teak material with quality finishing by skilled craftsmen. Head down to Mountain Teak if you’re stickler for timeless, durable and quality furniture.
With a distinct air of industrial design-centric cool, this cozy space offers classic and contemporary furniture, lighting, rugs and decorative accessories to spruce up your abode. Inject some playful colour into your home with pop-hued Mattiazzi chairs or feed off the structural beauty of the chairs from Bend. Pomelo stocks furniture from British company, Case, MAL Furniture, G&T by Bethan Grey, and Modernica – all brands upholding sturdy and uncompromising design values.
Offering a carefully sourced supply of quality international homewares, Singapore Trading Post is your resource for one-of-a-kind home accessories and décor objects with a weathered and worldly allure. Expect to find an abundance of eclectic goodies and colonial-era finds such as gilded tea lights, decorative boxes, vases, tableware, flatware, printed cushions, lamps, antique mirrors, and intricately carved frames to lend your home a well-travelled and worldly feel.
A newcomer to the Tan Boon Liat building, The Beuro stocks an eclectic range of modern furniture, lighting and rugs. Their inspirations include modernity, industrial revolution, “contemporaneo” and light theatrics; with furniture collections by Thomas Bina, lights by Delightful and customised rugs made to order by The Loom. The Beuro is a must visit for furniture lovers who appreciate modern furniture with a twist.
The Past Perfect Collection is a stylish antique store based in Singapore, offering an unrivalled choice of antique colonial furniture from the British, Dutch and Portuguese eras in India. Imagine the romance of colonial European style courting Indian craftsmanship. Add that special character to your home.
Shophouse retails homewares, furniture and lighting for living, dining, bed and study rooms. What began as a teak importer has now evolved into a retailer and design house that also provides interior design and home styling services. Their products harmonises simplicity and elegance in a home setting that is welcoming and comforting. Head to the store for a collection of contemporary and stylish furniture.