Teak wood furniture ticks all the boxes when it comes to shopping for your Singapore home. It’s water resistant, durable and there are some strikingly stylish teak pieces on the market that are sustainable too.
The oily nature of teak wood furniture means it repels water and helps prevent termites and decay – perfect for Singapore’s climate. Or choose between (not so environmentally friendly) newly logged teak, teak produced from monitored sources, or reclaimed and recycled teak, ticking the sustainable credentials.
Here’s some teak wood furniture you may want to add to your wish list!
Originals – a modern take on sustainable teak
At Originals, you’ll find a more modern take on teak. The teak wood furniture at the store is light, usually whitewashed and designed to fit any contemporary home.
The teak comes from three main sustainable sources, including recycled. This means you might find yourself owning something that once stood in an abandoned house in Java or India. What about an old colonial cabinet, repurposed from India and given a new life with some colour and design tweaks?
The Originals team says that one of its core values is to think about the environmental impact of the business. It does this through its choice of suppliers. In fact, the store only works with FSC-certified suppliers, and by selecting the right product ranges. The recycled collection, for example, is specifically designed to use old, character-filled pieces of teak.
1 Bukit Batok Street 22, #05-02/03
6471 9918 | originals.com.sg
Soul & Tables – high-quality teak wood furniture
With a decade in the furniture industry, Soul & Tables has evolved from its Ethnicraft roots, establishing a unique identity with its 2018 private collection. Focused on crafting affordable, high-quality teak wood furniture, the brand prioritises enhancing the human experience in its designs.
The Teak Collection, presented in its raw state, offers a natural touch that clients have been seeking. Additionally, it also acts as a canvas for customers to appreciate the wood’s inherent grain patterns. Soul & Tables further enhances protection and aesthetics with a complimentary water-based topcoat treatment, imparting a subtle sheen. For those seeking warmth, the company also provides complimentary staining, transforming teak items into a rich American Walnut shade while ensuring additional protection and longevity.
As Soul & Tables celebrates a decade of crafting timeless teak masterpieces, its dedication to this exceptional wood helps further its aim of being defined as a beacon of quality, elegance and enduring craftsmanship in the furniture world.
#02-03 & #02-09 Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road
9272 1545 | soulandtables.com.sg
Woody Antique House – recycled teak wood furniture
Originating from Indonesia, Thailand and Burma, Woody Antique House’s indoor teak wood furniture range includes coffee tables, study desks, dining tables, chairs, bar counters, sideboards, bookshelves, TV consoles and also beds. When it comes to the outdoors, you’ll find teak products including tables, chairs and benches. Can’t find exactly what you’re looking for? Don’t worry, Woody’s can customise furniture to your needs, using recycled teak wood.
Woody Antique House helps to cap the number of new teak trees being cut down each year by using recycled teak that comes from old houses in Indonesia. In addition, the store ensures its supplier is certified annually for its sustainability practices. Meanwhile, the mature teak timber in its products comes from Thailand and Burma. It’s purchased through legal channels from the Thai government, depriving local illegal loggers of business.
#13-03 Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road
6471 1770 | woodyantique.com
Scanteak – Scandinavian designs
For quality wood furniture in Singapore, Scanteak combines the simplicity of Scandinavian designs with teak, one of the most sought-after wood materials, to create beautiful, lasting and easy-to-maintain furniture pieces for an elegant home. These include wooden sofas, bed frames, dining tables and study tables.
Durability is key at Scanteak. Not only does the tenacity of teak wood make for durable products to withstand the test of time, the product designs are simple and classic, withstanding the current of changing interior trends. Above all, the environment must be durable too. As teak is such a precious resource, the Indonesian government strictly enforces responsible harvesting, ensuring the sustainability of its teak plantations. It’s from these regulated plantations that Scanteak sources its materials. Couple this with its work with award-winning designers and you’ve got some seriously stylish and sustainable pieces. Some of these collections, now sold in Singapore, Taiwan and Japan, have won design awards, such as the Singapore President’s Design Award and the Good Design Award (Japan).
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