Dining set, OriginAsia, 372/ 372A River Valley Road, 6733 7384, originasia.com Zen Corian table and arm chairs, in four colours, OHMM, #03-09 Riverside Point, 30 Merchant Road, 6836 2747, ohmm.sg Hand-crafted Moroccan ceramic ware, Dreamweave Concepts, 9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-34, 6333 1669, dreamweaveconcepts.com Ceramic mug, Stylodeco, 6699 5532, stylodeco.com “D” dining table in solid teak, Gallery 278, 278 River Valley Road, 6737 2322, gallery278.com Art Nouveau English breakfast table in teakwood with original marble top, c. first quarter 20th century, Prakalyam Gallery, #01-09 The Vertex, 33 Ubi Avenue 3, 6635 4741, prakalyamgallery.com Chester dining set, hand-woven European synthetic wicker with Sunbrella fabric, Roops, 6281 1377, 85 Defu Lane 10, #06-00 Ever Expand Building, skylinedesign.com.sg Candelabra in stainless steel, Singapore Trading Post, 102F Pasir Panjang Road, #02-04 Citilink Warehouse, 6274 0511, singaporetradingpost.com Rustic dining table in reclaimed elm wood from old houses and railway tracks, Woody Antique House, #01-05 Block 13 Dempsey Road, 6471 1770, woodyantique.com Reborn teak dining table, 100 percent recycled wood from Indonesia, Woody Antique House Nicole table and Isabell side chairs, Dreamweave Concepts, 9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-34, 6333 1669, dreamweaveconcepts.com Dining room set, Centrepiece, 7030 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5 Northstar@ AMK #06-62, 9030 5057, centrepiece.com.sg “Bamboo” dining table, “The Palm” winged dining bench, and ottomans, E & A Interiors, 46 Kim Yam Road, #04-24, 6702 4850, eandainteriors. com Venus chairs in galvanised steel frame wrapped in polystrand, various colours, Dreamweave Concepts Hardwood dining table with upholstered chairs, Expat Auctions, 102F Pasir Panjang Road, #02-04 Citilink Warehouse Complex, 6278 0511, expatauctions.com.sg Elmwood Art Deco square games table used as a small dining table, matched with porcelain drum stools (various colours), Just Anthony, 379 Upper Paya Lebar Road, 6283 4782, justanthony.com HK Living breadboard in mint, yellow, black, orange and white (available from February), Make Room, 315 Outram Road, #10-01 Tan Boon Liat Building, 9113 1274, make-room.net Pair of horn salad servers, Singapore Trading Post, 102F Pasir Panjang Road, #02-04 Citilink Warehouse, 6274 0511, singaporetradingpost.com Smak and sisal-weave hotplate placemats, Dreamweave Concepts, 9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-34, 6333 1669, dreamweaveconcepts.com Oil and vinegar cruets, Lemon Zest, 43 Jalan Merah Saga, #01-80 Chip Bee Gardens, 6471 0566, lemonzestlife.com Mr Marius Origami Oak Bench with removable 100 percent wool padded cushion in either light grey or green, Mountain Teak Furniture Gallery, 315 Outram Road, #07-02 Tan Boon Liat Building, 6224 7176, mountainteak. com Versatile bowl, Stylodeco, 6699 5532, styledeco.com Salad servers, Stylodeco
The days of families gathering for a group meal around a
dining table in Singapore seem to be disappearing. More commonly, individual family members eat at different times, or in front of the telly – even in the office or bedroom. It’s a shift that will have an increasing impact on society, according to a BBC report.
We don’t want this now, do we? So let’s make our
dining areas as cool, appealing and comfortable as possible.
When it comes to choosing a table, make sure that it’s the perfect height for the chairs – even in matching sets this is something that’s often not quite right. Buying ad hoc pieces from different outlets can make it even more difficult to achieve this balance.
Many new homes and apartments have smaller dining rooms; if that’s the case, be sure to choose something that’s not too “heavy”. Anything that can have multiple uses or can be shifted easily is good too.
Click through the gallery above for 40 snazzy ideas for
dining in style here in Singapore.