Has your dining table seen better days? Was your bed frame battered during shipping? Does your husband’s ‘lucky chair’ still bear the scars of when it lived in a bedsit in Basingstoke in 2012? It could be time to upgrade your interior décor, and why not do so with home furniture that can work indoor and outdoor? And that’s direct from the manufacturer too!
Right now, versatile furnishings are a super-smart choice. Not only is furniture that’s suitable for the inside and outside of your home a great way to save on cost, but it also allows for flexibility on where you position your pieces. A chair that works in the bedroom can also look chic on the balcony; a sofa that sits perfectly in the living room can fit like a dream on the outside decking when visitors are over.
Handcrafted home furnishings
Family-run outfit The Furniture Makers produce elegant, spectacularly crafted furnishings that work both inside and outside the home. Their factory in Indonesia has been exporting to Europe, America and East Asia for 30 years, and they possess decades of experience in weaving, woodcraft and metalwork. Recently, they started selling directly to consumers from the manufacturer.
The team is passionate about materials and craftsmanship and sourcing all raw materials responsibly. They also oversee every step of the process, which is key to producing first-class products. Importantly, hailing from East Java, they understand the demand for furniture that can withstand extreme tropical weather.
Take their Furano Collection: comprising a two-seater sofa, lounge chair and ottoman, it’s created with a formulation that makes it UV-resistant and hardy enough to cope with Singapore’s climate. The strong handwoven weave means that pieces remain tightly in shape, and neither does the aluminium frame oxidise (thank you powder coat!) or rust. They even extrude their own wicker, which is mattified to minimise reflection off the product when it’s in the sun. (Because nobody wants to see a six-month-Circuit-Breaker-face beaming back at them!)
Indoor and outdoor living
Good news: you won’t have to ruin your manicure or bribe the kids to keep this home furniture looking as good as it did upon purchase. The sofa is very low-maintenance and only requires a bit of dusting or a wipe down with a dry cloth. Cushion covers are removable and machine-washable. However, if an excited friend over-gesticulates with a glass of red wine in hand, don’t strike them off your Christmas card list — you can simply order a fresh new set separately. Um, maybe bill them though?
Lastly, size really doesn’t matter with the Furano Collection. The sofa can be customised as an L-shape for larger rooms, so whether you’re in a cosy condo or a black and white, there’s a versatile solution. Whatever product you chose, The Furniture Makers can customise to fulfil your aesthetic or spatial needs. As the furniture is coming directly from the manufacturer, you can even design your own bespoke pieces, and they can adapt to make colours, weave patterns and embellishments exclusively for you.
Your biggest decision will be whether to use your particular piece of furniture indoor or outdoor. And, of course, which optional pair of sunglasses you’ll be wearing as you recline on it. You can worry about how to ship it on later …
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