Where to buy furniture in Singapore
Home and away
No one wants just any sofa. Or dining table. Or bedframe. We're not looking for furniture to fill up empty spaces. We're looking for pieces that make a home. If that is what you seek, forget your massive stores or retail chains. The boutique stores carry the answers. Here's a list of our favourites:
Birthed through an ambition to reinvent furniture retail, Castlery is a designer, producer and seller of its own curated furniture. The buying process is streamlined and rid with middlemen to deliver a price point that is transparent, honest and reasonable. Their inventory is lean and simple - with a keen focus on modern design, optimal functionality and a natural fit into your living or working space. Working directly with the best regional suppliers and overseeing every step of the supply chain, the products at Castlery are a minimalist's dream - sleek and long-lasting.
Established in 1995 with a variety of vintage and retro collectibles, Journey East has since evolved their love for teak wood and antique craftsmanship into a tasteful and expansive collection of iron, wood and taek furniture pieces. Housing gems like reclaimed teak, Asian vintage, industrial chic and other boutique designer pieces, Journey East has grown to reign their own unique eye to introduce curations with a fresh familiarity. Collections carry quality, form and textures while also playing up with colours, structures and an energised modernity.
A furniture shop with an ethos that stretches beyond their products, Ethnicraft is a responsible and thoughtful player in the scene. Carrying furniture that brings natural elements into your space, the pieces are reminding of our earth and the urgent responsibility to care for it. Holding a promise to the environment, Ethnicraft dedicates their work in ensuring there is zero wastage with leftover material repurposed for other uses. Furniture is made with taek, wood or oak and presented in its unpolished form - complete with knots, eyes and medullary rays to add its own personality and life.
A contemporary curation steeped into bright whites and elegance, Bungalow 55 is the place to hunt for minimalistic furniture refreshed with colour and quirky nooks. Accompanying its wide selection of furniture pieces is a fair share of decorative accessories, lighting and rugs to build a whole and cohesive interior. A haven of visuals, the location is packaged into clean set-ups that are easy to replicate into the comfort of your own homes or work spaces. Need advice? A home-styling service awaits every customer, tailor-made to reflect visual inspiration, practical ideas and a styling plan for a seamless experience.
Founded in 2013 to share a love for handpicked beautiful crafted vintage furniture in original Mid-Century and Scandinavian Modern design from the 1950s and 70s. Noden is an immediate transportive space to the surreal times in the past. A favourite being the Danish Modern classics, Noden is a natural at fusing rustic designs with a settled ease and luring romanticism. Personalising their inventory by placing thought into every curation, the furniture pieces are eclectic characters and stories conveying serene energies and meditative moods.
A forward-looking and modern-feeling brand, Commune conceptualises collections with a balance of international design trends and timeless traditions. Furniture pieces are well-designed, high-quality and versatile fits. With collections named after daily inspirations like 'Enchanted Forest' and 'Airy Ash', Commune rediscovers new intimacies with our environment and injects them into the life of its furnitures. Products also feature recycled materials, ethically-sourced wood and coatings with low lead content to align with Commune's earth-loving position. Aesthetically pleasing while purposed in comfort, Commune prioritises pieces that feels like home - just better.
Flagship Store, 9 Raffles Boulevard #02-52, Singapore 039596.
Paragon Store, 290 Orchard Road, #04-06, Singapore 238859.
Commune Experience Centre, 28 Defu Lane 4, Singapore 539424.
IMM Store, 2 Jurong East Street 21, #02-06, Singapore 609601.