Unforgettable Phuket stays

From an idyllic escape amidst a coconut plantation to enjoying the scenic views of the Andaman Sea, these unforgettable PHUKET stays will make you want to extend your stay to a yearlong vacation.

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Amanpuri Resort

From coconut plantation to a timeless retreat with a nod to Ancient Ayutthayan architecture

The popular Amanpuri Resort is your answer to an idyllic escape. Interspersed throughout a mature coconut plantation on the west coast of Phuket, the retreat boasts Thai-style pavilions and villas that open onto outdoor sun decks and private dining terraces. The elegant pavilions offer oversized bathrooms and private terraces with outdoor lounging salas. If you are looking for some privacy, the villas lie towards the tip of the peninsula, each offering unobstructed oceanfront and garden views, and private swimming pools.

Pansea Beach Phuket 83110

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COMO Point Yamu

Contemporary Thai luxury alongside world-class facilities

There’s no escaping the romantic atmosphere at COMO Point Yamu. Located at the tip of Cape Yamu overlooking the Andaman Sea and the dramatic limestones of Phang Nga Bay, the resort offers an expression of contemporary Thai luxury alongside cutting-edge wellness facilities, a lawn reception, a beach club and world-class Italian and Thai cuisine. All 79 rooms and suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows, blue and turquoise design accents offset by white and grey Sino patterned tiles and of course, spectacular views of the Andaman Sea.

225 Moo 7, Talang, Paklok, Phuket 83110

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What To Wear

Formentera in Orange Multi | Peppermint Avenue | Unforgettable Phuket Stays | Travelshopa

Peppermint Avenue

Formentera in Orange Multi

Silk Travel Jewellery Roll in Rose Violet | The Silk Bowerbird | | Unforgettable Phuket Stays | Travelshopa

The Silk Bowerbird

Silk Travel Jewellery Roll in Rose Violet

Maldives Wrap One Piece Tosca | August Society | Unforgettable Phuket Stays | Travelshopa

August Society

Maldives Wrap One Piece Tosca

The Slate

Industrial design meets tropical island paradise

Whisk away to another world – all it takes is a short drive from the airport – and step inside The Slate, a luxurious resort for the design-conscious. Set beside the tranquil shores of Nai Yang Beach, The Slate pays homage to Phuket’s tin mining heritage. Industrial elements sit harmoniously with the resort’s lush foliage and swoon-worthy views. The all-suite paradise offers 177 accommodation choices, seven luxuriously designed Pool Villas, eight restaurants and bars, and the award-winning Coqoon Spa.

116 Moo 1, Tambol Saku, Amphur Thalang Phuket 83110

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Fine Jewellery in Sydney

Layer them to your heart’s content or adopt a “less is more” approach – adorning treasurable pieces of fine jewellery is the best way to add a hint of glamour to your outfit. From using semi-precious stones to a variety of silver and gold jewellery styles, Sydney is sprawling with fabulous jewellery designers for you to choose from. We suss out a cluster of local brands you’ll want to pay a visit to in this guide to fine jewellery in Sydney.

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Image: By Charlotte

Au Revoir Les Filles

Jewellery inspired by story and romance

Strong and poetic keepsakes are translated into finely crafted jewellery at Au Revoir Les Filles. Born in Singapore, Teresa Tong studied modern Hauté Couture at Esmod Paris and spent 10 years designing for global brands like Manning Cartell and Charlie Brown before deciding to establish her own jewellery brand. Expect to find a range of modern yet intricate pieces created with nuanced details found even on the simplest designs, from specially designed clasps gracing the back of fine necklaces, to its signature stingray barb that pushes the boundaries of adornment.

Available online.

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BabyAnything

From bulky biker skulls to dainty keepsake heart rings

After graduating with a Fine Arts Degree in Jewellery and Object Design and years of industry experience, the founder of BabyAnything, Lucie Ferguson wanted to do things her way. She went on to create her own jewellery label, BabyAnything. Designed and handmade in Sydney, each piece is handcrafted from precious metals, from bulky biker skulls to dainty keepsake heart rings – perfect for every mood.

The Intersection, 128a Oxford Street, Paddington NSW 2021

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BabyAnything | Fine Jewellery in Sydney | Travelshopa

By Charlotte

Encapsulates the wonderment and raw beauty of island-life

Launched in 2012, cult jewellery label By Charlotte is inspired by renowned makeup artist Charlotte Blakeney’s passion for making women look and feel beautiful. Her jewellery designs are heavily inspired by the island life and a hint of boho, with designs varying from Charlotte’s signature lotus flower engraving to enriching symbols. All pieces are made using semi-precious stones and mother of pearl sourced from Rajasthan as well as silver, 18k gold and rose gold.

42 William St, Paddington, Sydney 2021

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By Charlotte | Fine Jewellery in Sydney | Travelshopa

Elinh Jewellery

Combines traditional jewellery making skills with modern technology

Elin Hammarström’s Scandinavian background sets the tone for most of her jewellery collections – Sleek designs with clever craftsmanship. Rings, cuffs, bangles, earrings, necklaces and pendants are made with Sterling silver, various types of gold including 9k and 18k gold, rose gold and white gold with black rhodium, platinum and an oxidised finish for a rustic feel.

38 Francis Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney NSW 2010

Elinh Jewellery | Fine Jewellery in Sydney | Travelshopa
Elinh Jewellery | Fine Jewellery in Sydney | Travelshopa

Jan Logan

A directional approach to timeless glamour

Cult jewellery brand, Jan Logan has made quite a mark in the industry, creating pieces for celebrities and A-listers. Elegant, timeless and luxurious jewellery are exclusively made at its design studio in Sydney. Take a glimpse into the glamorous life and with these alluring pieces. Jan Logan also has a collection for men, babies as well as a bridal collection.

36 Cross St, Double Bay NSW 2028

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Jan Logan | Fine Jewellery in Sydney | Travelshopa

Linda Tahika

Exquisite textures and patterning

Drawn to tell a story and hold a deep personal meaning for the wearer, Linda Tahika hopes that her creations will become such items, treasured and passed on from generation to generation. It’s easy to fall in love with pieces. Made from nickel free sterling silver and coated in precious metals, Linda Tahika’s collections are inspired by distinct, tribal patterns and artworks of ancient cultures. Whether a fine gold pendant, large bold Aztec style earrings or stunning rose gold jewellery, each piece demands attention.

Available at various stockists.

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Natalie Marie Jewellery

Combines precious and fine jewellery with fashion forward statement pieces

Natalie Marie Jewellery was born out of a passion for beautiful objects, a natural appreciation for the handcrafted, and a desire to create. Since its debut in summer 2012, Natalie Marie Jewellery has grown organically, releasing a series of collections, combining the timelessness of precious metals and the luminescence of semi-precious stones, in unique, delicate designs. We particularly love her range of enchanting rings.

11-13 Avalon Parade, Avalon Beach NSW 2107 | By appointment only

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Natalie Marie Jewellery | Fine Jewellery in Sydney | Travelshopa

Tremlett Jewellery

Purveyor for stunning pearl and gold jewellery and diamond rings

Trusted for over 30 years as a purveyor for exquisite jewellery in Sydney, Tremlett Jewellery boasts stunning collections of pearl and gold jewellery pieces and diamond rings. When combined with gold and other precious metals they create stunning necklaces, neckpieces, chokers, pendants, earrings, bracelets, rings and bangles.

Shop 2046 Westfield Bondi Junction 2022

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Vendome

Carries 16 luxurious international and local jewellery brands

Vendome presents a selection of 16 the finest luxury brands from around the world. Handcrafted, stylish, elegant, traditional, modern, these fine jewellery pieces are unashamedly luxurious and unapologetically exclusive. From Boucheron and Faberge Jewellery to the finest Watches Vendome sources true luxury from around the globe to your jewellery boxes.

60 Elizabeth Street Sydney NSW 2000

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Alverina Wijaya, Chainless Brain

Fuelled by a headstrong and rebellious spirit, CHAINLESS BRAIN, aims to epitomise the boldness and independence of the contemporary woman with its fine crafted jewellery. Meet ALVERINA WIJAYA, the designer behind this Singapore-based jewellery brand.

Alverina Wijaya, Chainless Brain | Behind the Seams | Travelshopa

Jewellery making is no easy task for Alverina Wijaya – her first professional jewellery-making memory involves piercing a finger – but the tedious process comes with great rewards; happy customers and the satisfaction of creating her own designs.

Inspired by the liberating experience of creation, the Singaporean designer found her passion after studying Jewellery Design at Raffles Design Institute in Singapore and graduating in Fashion Marketing and Management from ISEM in Paris.

She set out to create simple DIY designs with Chainless Brain in 2006. Today, the jewellery brand has emerged as one of the finest jewellery brands in Singapore, carrying fine jewellery designs to quirky pieces expertly crafted from precious metals like 18K Gold and 925 Silver. 

That’s not all. Alverina also collaborates with local designers and initiatives like Textile and Fashion Federation Singapore and keeps more than 17k followers on Chainless Brain’s Instagram updated with her jewellery-making process and current projects. Read on to know how Alverina does it all.

How did you start out? What was your light bulb moment?

It started out purely as a hobby where we needed a name to represent ourselves back in 2006. And we did not expect that the brand would grow so much over the years and expand into the international market. It does take a lot of passion to come this far.

What’s your first jewellery memory?

If you mean professional jewellery crafting, I would say I remember cutting my finger from piercing a piece of silver sheet. Jewellery making is a tedious process, but looking how customers are satisfied with our work, it is all worth it.

Could you please describe your design process?

We usually take about 3-6 months to design and decide the new designs for the next collection. It really depends on our customers’ reviews base on the previous collection which explains why we take 6 months long to decide on the new designs. Our inspiration mainly comes from facets where we handmade our accessories for our Accessories line. We use these characteristics to put into our Jewellery line. In summary, we develop the designs from our previous collection.

Alverina Wijaya, Chainless Brain | Behind the Seams | Travelshopa

What’s the biggest challenge with being a creative in business?

Being asked to produce more than we are able to is the biggest challenge when the workload is already overwhelming and we need to push further to meet our deadlines.

You have an impressive social following. Could you give us 3 tips on how to increase social media presence?

We started to engage with influencers when Instagram just started out. It has grown over the years and we are glad that some followers have been really loyal to us since the beginning. Since Instagram’s system has changed, the game of engaging influencers is not as effective as in the past. We usually tell our customers to check out our Instagram during events, it does help a bit on that. Of course, posting good and relevant pictures helps to increase social media presence too.

You have collaborated with a few brands, and most recently FUZE, how do you choose projects/collaborations?

It is very important that both parties come together with the same vision, goals and objectives. Many a time, our collaborations did not work out because the splitting of the cost was not even. It is very important to understand the budget that we set aside for the collection and the goals to achieve by the end of the project. If the brand vision of our collaborators is aligned with us, we are more than welcome to work with them, even if it takes a few years to fulfil or complete the project.

"Jewellery making is a tedious process, but looking how customers are satisfied with our work, it is all worth it."

 

Alverina Wijaya, Chainless Brain | Behind the Seams | Travelshopa

Founder, Alverina Wijaya

Who would your dream collaboration be with?

I hope to collaborate with H&M or Topshop one day! Topshop in London is very supportive of their local designers. We need to make this happen in Singapore too!

What’s your top business advice to aspiring jewellery designers?

Don’t think too much, just follow your heart and do it.

In your opinion, what’s the current state of the local fashion industry in Singapore?

I love to see how the locals are supporting local designers these days. They are more knowledgeable about fashion through social media. It is very encouraging to see that many young designers are creating their own labels in their own unique ways. I would say the local fashion industry has been evolving, to a better and stronger one.

“It is very important that both parties come together with the same vision, goals and objectives. If the brand vision of our collaborators is aligned with us, we are more than welcome to work with them, even if it takes a few years to fulfil or complete the project.”

 

Alverina Wijaya, Chainless Brain | Behind the Seams | Travelshopa

What are some current jewellery trends that have piqued your interest?

The choker! They are back in trend. We try not to follow the trend too much as we want to create something that is long-lasting so customers would wear them again for the next few years.

What is your most cherished piece of jewellery?

Every piece! They are like my babies. I feel the need to cherish every piece of them since I have put in a lot of time and effort before presenting them to the public. It really upsets me every time our stockists return us damaged goods when the jewellery has not been well taken care of.

Shop The Collection

Alverina Wijaya, Chainless Brain | Behind the Seams | Travelshopa

Chainless Brain

X Bar Cuff

Alverina Wijaya, Chainless Brain | Behind the Seams | Travelshopa

Chainless Brain

Colour Block Facets Ring

Alverina Wijaya, Chainless Brain | Behind the Seams | Travelshopa

Chainless Brain

Pearls Bar Ring

Alverina Wijaya, Chainless Brain | Behind the Seams | Travelshopa

Chainless Brain

Facets Bangle

Chainless Brain is available at various stockists across Singapore, Taiwan and U.S.A.

All images courtesy of Alverina Wijaya.

Resorts with Spectacular Pools in Bali

Soak up some vitamin D at these resorts with spectacular pools in Bali. From fun, kid-friendly pools to pools with unimpeded sea and forest views, take the plunge and dive into one of these amazing pools.

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Amandari

A getaway to Bali’s natural and cultural wonders with private pools

Perched on sacred ground in the Ayung River gorge, Amandari Resort looks over cascading rice paddies and Hindu shrines with hand-carved the magnificent stone walls, andesite walkways, shrines and high paras-stone walls. The hillside retreat boasts a 41-metre pool and three-tiered pool within its premises but it is the private pools in the Indrakila, Kilasari and Amankila Suites that take the cake.

Amandari Kedewatan, Ubud Bali 80571

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Ayana Resort and Spa

A world-class resort with a medley of unique swimming pools

Located on 90 hectares of cliff-top land perched above Jimbaran Bay, the award-winning Ayana Resort and Spa Bali is your first class ticket to the retreat of your life. The world-class resort has 18 restaurants and bars including the iconic Rock Bar and 12 stunning swimming pools – yes, a whopping 12 unique swimming pools including a freshwater outdoor pool, fun children’s pool, picturesque ocean beach pool and secluded river pool.

Jl. Karang Mas Sejahtera Jimbaran, Bali 80364

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What To Wear

Navy Elsa Strap Sandal | By the Sea | Resorts with Spectacular Pools in Bali | Travelshopa

By the Sea

Navy Elsa Strap Sandal

Swim One Piece | NICO | Resorts with Spectacular Pools in Bali | Travelshopa

NICO

Swim One Piece

Viceroy Bali

Pool villas overlooking a rich tropical landscape

A sanctuary of paradise awaits right next to the nexus of Ubud. Get lost in the unparalleled valley views of The Viceroy Bali, a boutique nature resort that features private pool villas overlooking a lush tropical landscape. The most tranquil spa, top-notch restaurant with scenic views and luxuriously appointed villas make for a romantic honeymoon stay.

Jl. Lanyahan, Br Nagi, Ubud, Bali 80571

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Resortwear in Sydney

Resortwear only gets bigger and better in Sydney with many local brands debuting resortwear collections and dedicating a range of looks just for your vacation needs. With a medley of beaches and summer vacation spots, there’s no doubt why resortwear and swimwear are all the rage in Australia. From familiar names to emerging labels, we’ve rounded up some of our absolute favourites in this guide to resortwear in Sydney.

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Image: Zimmermann

ANNEX

Classic styles with a contemporary twist

A menswear label that mixes classic styles with a contemporary twist, ANNEX’s apparel ranges from knitwear to swimwear. Sweaters and jackets aside, the label carries resortwear essentials like swim shorts, lightweight cotton shirts and comfy sneakers to take you through your travel adventures.

Shop 8 The Beach House 178 Campbell Parade Bondi Beach NSW 2026

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Camilla

A prestigious label synonymous with resortwear

What’s a resortwear guide without Australia’s most celebrated resortwear label? Camilla needs no introduction. Her debut collection of bold kaftans marked a pioneering moment for resortwear in Australia and globally. Since then, her namesake label is famous for capturing Sydney’s global yet earthy identity, with exuberant colours and prints, precious silk fabrications, and detailed crystal embellishments.

132a Warners Avenue Bondi Beach NSW 2026 | Also available at these locations

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Daisy BLVD

For the modern day gypsy

Daisy Blvd began in 2014 with the dream to become the ultimate online destination for travel and lifestyle clothing. Whether it’s comfortable mix and match styles for a busy lifestyle, or travelling the world, or exotic maxis for long days spent by the beach on your next tropical holiday, Daisy BLVD has got all your travel and lifestyle needs covered.

Available online

Daisy BLVD | Resortwear in Sydney | Travelshopa
Daisy BLVD | Resortwear in Sydney | Travelshopa

Iland co

Summer staples made in Dubai 

Inspired by island life, Iland co. embraces summer all year round with a collection of kimonos, kaftans, beach dresses, maxi dresses, island style accessories and more. Founder Jodie works with her team of entrepreneurs and freelancers from Dubai, India, New Zealand and Australia. These alluring summer staples are specially created by a team of tailors in Dubai.

Available online

iland Co | Resortwear in Sydney | Travelshopa
iland Co | Resortwear in Sydney | Travelshopa

Kido Store

Bohemian inspired kid’s fashion

Kido Store offers a curated selection of fashion, furniture, decor, toys and books, showcasing innovative design for children to be enjoyed by the whole family. In this delightful mix, you’ll find adorable bohemian style dresses, playsuits, boardshorts, sneakers, sandals and fashion accessories for your little tots to wear during a family vacation. Chic, comfy and utterly adorable.

159 Clovelly Rd Clovelly NSW 2031

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Kido Store | Resortwear in Sydney | Travelshopa

Venetia Elaine

Made for comfort and the Australian climate

Using gorgeous natural cotton, silk fibres and bespoke hand-dyed techniques, the pieces at Venetia Elaine evoke a dreamy bohemian feel throughout its designs. Select from crisp white cotton dresses to cotton pom pom scarves – for chilly nights. Irresistible leather sandals and rattan pom pom bags are also in the mix.

275 Bronte Rd Waverley Sydney 2024

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Venetia Elaine | Resortwear in Sydney | Travelshopa

Volange Paris

The best of Parisian chic

Channel Parisian chic at Volange Paris, a fashion boutique concept that introduces Australian women to the chic, effortless and trendy Parisians’ style. Keep your eyes peeled to the variety of vacation-worthy ensembles like a cropped pin stripes pants and white sneakers combo or a fun sundress with colourful pom pom sandals. Take your pick.

306 Bronte Rd Waverley Sydney 2024

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Volange Paris | Resortwear in Sydney | Travelshopa

Zimmermann

Stay chic across the globe

Another Australian pride that is synonymous with resortwear, Zimmermann’s swim and resort collections effortlessly fuse fashion with swimwear. The result is a selection of ready-to-wear pieces with fine details, bold prints and flattering silhouettes for fashionistas.

2 / 2 – 16 Glenmore Road Paddington 2021 | Also available at various locations

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Ingeborg van der Hoek, Elements Concept

Meet the Indonesian furniture brand that is quickly making a mark in Singapore due to its affordable elegant tropical-style pieces. We chat with co-owner of ELEMENTS CONCEPT, Ingeborg Van Der Hoek, about what inspired the team to launch in Singapore, a new collection, and the exciting times that lie ahead for this sustainable brand.

Ingeborg van der Hoek | Elements Concept | Behind the Seams | Travelshopa

When Ingeborg van der Hoek walked into one of Elements Concept’s Jakarta stores in June 2016, she immediately fell in love with the brand. Who can resist a standout collection of hand-woven homewares and furniture made with natural materials by talented craftsmen and women?

Elements Concept was founded in 2015 by Dutch designer Bastiaan Spil. The designer – who grew up in Indonesia – is no novice, coming from a family who has been making furniture and home accessories for many popular stores for over 30 years. Bastiaan, together with his team, is heavily involved in the design process and manages everything from sourcing raw materials to producing the pieces in his factories and workshops.

Today, Elements Concept has two stores in Indonesia, outfits cafes, restaurants, hotels and beach clubs all over Indonesia and exports products and franchises its concept to Europe, the US, Japan and Australia.

The team felt that Singapore could use a high quality, natural furniture brand that ties in with its yearlong tropical vibes. It didn’t take long before Ingeborg – who currently resides in Singapore – became the co-owner of Elements Concept.

Ingeborg tells us all about the positive reception the brand has received as she runs the Singapore branch and shares her all-time favourite pieces as well as new additions to look out for from the latest collection.

How did the Elements Concept come about?

The brand was founded in 2015 by Bastiaan Spil. Bastiaan is a Dutch designer who grew up in Indonesia. His parents moved there 30 years ago to start a furniture workshop with local craftsmen. Since then, they have been making furniture and home accessories for stores all over the world, including two of the most popular furniture and home decor stores in The Netherlands. In 2015, Bastiaan started his own brand under the name Elements Concept from this workshop, creating his own designs.

Who is behind Elements Concept and what roles do they play?

First of all, our talented craftsmen and -women of course! They are the ones making the fabulous pieces, all by hand. Then there is Bastiaan Spil. Bastiaan studied at the Art Academy and Economics & Law in The Netherlands before returning to Indonesia to use what he had learned to set up Elements Concept. Bastiaan designs the furniture and home accessories, runs the business (including two stores) in Indonesia, manages commercial projects (like hotels & restaurants) and exports to countries all over the world.

I am co-owner of the brand in Singapore. I run the Singapore branch, manage all sales & marketing, operations and projects. Before collaborating with Bastiaan I ran a tiny furniture business in Singapore, doing mainly custom made items on a very small scale.

How did you decide to be a part of Elements Concept?

In June 2016, after a tip from a friend in Singapore, I walked into one of the Elements Concept stores in Jakarta and immediately fell in love with the brand. I loved the natural feel of it, the tropical touch and just really gorgeous designs. Bastiaan and I met up for a coffee and decided there and then to work together.

Ingeborg van der Hoek, Elements Concept | Behind the Seams | Travelshopa

Founder, Bastiaan Spil

"I walked into one of the Elements Concept stores in Jakarta and immediately fell in love with the brand. I loved the natural feel of it, the tropical touch and just really gorgeous designs. Bastiaan (the founder of Elements Concept) and I met up for a coffee and decided there and then to work together."

Ingeborg van der Hoek, Elements Concept | Behind the Seams | Travelshopa

Elements Concept’s Jakarta store

What inspired the team to launch in Singapore?

We really felt that Singapore could use a high quality, natural furniture brand with a tropical vibe that is quite easy on the wallet.

Have you faced any challenges while launching the business in Singapore?

Up until now, it’s going quite smooth actually…

All items are made by craftsmen in your factories and workshops. How does this play a part in your design philosophy?

Yes, all items are handmade in our own workshop, which gives every single piece its own character. Though, a lot of the smaller rattan pieces are braided by craftsmen and –women at their homes and are collected once a week. This way they can stay with their families and earn a living at the same time.

The team is heavily involved in the design process. Tell us more about it from concept to finished product.

We keep our designs as close to nature as possible, using natural materials we source ourselves – like sustainable teak, rattan, bamboo, marble and brass – and authentic techniques. Good craftsmanship and only the best materials form the base for all our designs. We aim to finish a collection every three months, that’s the time it takes to create a new collection.

Elements Concept also furnishes many cafes, restaurants, hotels and beach clubs in Indonesia. How do you choose these projects/collaborations?

Correct, we are really proud of the projects we have done in Indonesia and actually we are also working on a few in Singapore as well. In these projects, we work together with interior designers who bring in a lot of creative ideas.

Ingeborg van der Hoek | Elements Concept | Behind the Seams | Travelshopa
Ingeborg van der Hoek | Elements Concept | Behind the Seams | Travelshopa

"My old time favourite is the Paul Arm Chair, which was originally designed as part of our project for the Katamama Hotel (Potato Head Group) in Seminyak, Bali. Or is it the Straw Parasol…? Or the Palm Lantern…? Or the huge rattan pendant lamps…? So hard to choose!"

What are some highlights the brand has seen recently?

The launch in Singapore and the way the brand is welcomed here is a huge highlight. Also the collaboration within The Attaby Collective is something we’re really excited about.

Tell us about the collection. Do you have a favourite piece? Any exciting pieces/collections coming down the pipeline?

After a very successful launch of Elements Concept in Singapore in February of this year, it’s time to introduce the second collection to our enthusiastic customers in the little Red Dot in June. With this second collection, we continue to build on Elements Concepts principles of high-quality, beautifully handcrafted furniture and home decor made of the best materials in up-to-date designs for a price that doesn’t hurt your wallet too much.

New in this collection is the addition of a butler trolley, a perfect eye catcher in your interior. And big trendy plant pots to bring the green jungle in your house. Furthermore, Elements Concept added a wider variety of cabinets, dining tables, lounge chairs, sofas and accessories.

But my old time favourite is the Paul Arm Chair, which was originally designed as part of our project for the Katamama Hotel (Potato Head Group) in Seminyak, Bali. Or is it the Straw Parasol…? Or the Palm Lantern…? Or the huge rattan pendant lamps…? So hard to choose ; )

There are also some things we make just because we think it is cool. Like our unique Volkswagen van from the sixties completely covered in rattan. We are now working on a boat and in the process of building an Elements Villa in Lombok, which will function as a small retreat to relax and inspire.

Elements Concept is now available at TheAC (The Attaby Collective). How did this collaboration come to be?

I met the founder of TheAC, Claire Chahil (also the founder of the fashion brand Attaby), through a friend. Claire told me about her plans to collaborate with different independent brands to open a boutique department store where customers can discover a wide range of products from different brands. That sounded like a marvellous plan.

What can visitors expect to see in the store?

A thoughtfully curated selection of independent brands offering unique designs from women’s, men’s and kids’ fashion, active wear and jewellery to furniture and home accessories.

You can read more about TheAC here.

Shop The Collection

Coffee Chair in Black | Ingeborg van der Hoek, Elements Concept | Behind the Seams | Travelshopa

Elements Concept

Coffee Chair in Black

Butler Trolley | Ingeborg van der Hoek, Elements Concept | Behind the Seams | Travelshopa

Elements Concept

Butler Trolley

Summer Baskets | Ingeborg van der Hoek, Elements Concept | Behind the Seams | Travelshopa

Elements Concept

Summer Baskets

Moambique Pot TerraII | Ingeborg van der Hoek, Elements Concept | Behind the Seams | Travelshopa

Elements Concept

Moambique Pot TerraII

Elements Concept is available at TheAC | 420 Joo Chiat Road Singapore 427641 and at these locations in Jakarta.

All images courtesy of Ingeborg Van Der Hoek.

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