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Furniture shopping news: New stores, cool collections and top buys

Sullivan Style
Contemporary indoor and outdoor furniture designs are what you’ll find at the new kid on the Pasir Panjang block, John Sullivan Designs. Australian furniture designer John Sullivan currently stocks homeware from Danish designers Green Gate, as well as his own furniture range. If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind piece, he also provides a bespoke design service to complement his range.

Modern Eclectic Living has some beauts in stock 

Eclectic & Eco-friendly
Furniture gallery Modern Eclectic Living is launching a new and exclusive furniture collection by design company David Ross, inspired by chic global destinations including St Barts, the Hamptons and Shanghai. Created in a diverse range of styles and textures, the individual pieces will work beautifully as single showpiece items, or combined in exciting ways. David Ross uses only recycled forestry timber and sustainable products. 120 Lower Delta Road, #01-14 Cendex Centre.  

Bespoke Touch
German contemporary furniture brand Domicil has introduced its new Holiday collection, including a range of sofas, coffee tables, chairs, rugs and accessories. What we really like about the new range, though, is the opportunity it allows for bespoke customisation – each Domicil sofa is built to order, so you can add your personal touch in the material, stitching, piping and legs. 56 Tanglin Road, #02-01/02.

Functional Furnishing
For those with little space at home, OM is now offering compact fabric sofas of two metres in length with useful details such as removable or hidden wooden cup holders. Available in an array of bright colours, the new range is sure to brighten up your room, no matter how small it is.

Burmese Art & Jewellery
New Nirvana Gallery in Tanglin Shopping Centre features gorgeous collectibles from Myanmar, including a selection of elegant antiques, rosewood and teak furniture, fine art and gem paintings, natural Burmese rubies and sapphire jewellery. Special celebratory offer: For the month of January, EL readers who mention “Burmese Art & Jewellery” in the store will receive a 20-percent discount on their purchases.

Clean Design
Lush is all about contemporary furniture and styling ideas, and its new Ziin collection features functional pieces with clean lines and simple silhouettes in neutral tones. Check out the Lush showroom at 302 Jalan Besar Road.

Bish bash Bosch 

All-in-one Machine
Here’s even more reason to get cooking! The Bosch Styline MUM5 Kitchen Machine ($749), available in four different shades, features a 900-watt motor along with seven different settings that help simplify food preparation. Attachments include a dough hook, beater and mixer, and a continuous shredder with three stainless-steel reversible discs for slicing, shredding and grating.

LED Lightshow
The Philips Hue LED bulb range is a new home-lighting system that you can control from your smartphone or tablet via an app. Easy to set up, the app allows you to change the lighting in your home to suit your mood. Experiment with different types of light and colour, or set lighting timers to match your daily routines. Available at Apple Premium Resellers and Philips stores.

Miele Magic
Show us a cooking enthusiast and we’ll show you someone who appreciates a bit of Miele gear. The German manufacturer has just launched its Generation 6000 PureLine range of built-in kitchen appliances featuring elegant new designs that will harmonise with a wide variety of architectural styles. The design concept includes new colours Obsidian Black and Havana Brown, alongside familiar Miele colours. New technology features MultiSteam in the steam oven (for extremely short heating-up times and uniform cooking), CupSensor in the coffee machine (for automatic adjustments according to the size of a cup or glass – no more overflow or coffee splashes) and the Miele M Touch user interface that allows you to operate an oven like a smartphone.


Roche Bobois: It’s Here!
With a presence in almost 50 countries already, French luxury furniture brand Roche Bobois has now launched in Singapore. The 1970s Hans Hopfner-designed Mah Jong sofas in the store window are indubitably its signature, although this popular brand has an extensive range of collections, from starkly contemporary to classical with a hint of modern edginess.

Based on the concept of total freedom of function and form, the iconic Mah Jong’s three elements can be reconfigured in countless ways. Have it customised exactly to your taste with specially designed fabrics from vivid Missoni Home, classy Sonia Rykiel Maison or dramatic Jean-Paul Gaultier to create your own unique sofa, armchair, lounge chair or bed. Bohemian, sophisticated and comfy; we like to think of them as very grown-up beanbags.

Throughout the Roche Bobois store, quality materials are key. Lacquer-look Daquacryl comes in 34 colours and can be simply sanded down to remove any scratches. The transparent Astrolab table is extended by means of the giant clockwork mechanism inside it – the perfect conversation piece.

Stunning home accents include great rugs, lamps such as the quirky Mama design made of leather and coated with reflective metal, and a range of dramatic monochromatic wallpapers, some photographic, others with trompe l’oeil effects.

Based on your own floor plan, in-house interior consultants use special software to create a 3D layout and image of your space, so you can see exactly how it will look with the furniture you have in mind. 354 Alexandra Road, #01-19/20/21 The Alexis.


As seen in Expat Living’s print edition in January 2014