Sometimes an off-the-shelf piece of furniture won’t work for your needs or fit the dimensions of your apartment in Singapore. Why not go for custom-made instead? It could be a regular item made to perfectly fit with your room and existing décor, or something totally out of the ordinary. These experienced stores can make customised furniture to suit your preferred size, style. materials, shape and colours.
WTP – The Furniture Company
Visit WTP with a few pictures of your current space or the furniture that you want the bespoke item to match with. The customisation process can take anywhere from 15 minutes to several hours – it just depends on the scope of the design, as well as your decision-making prowess!
The most unusual item the WTP team has been asked to customise? A cat house that doubled as a shoe cabinet! So, they really can make bespoke furniture for anyone. Particularly popular are customised armchairs, where you can choose from a wide range of fun and unusual fabrics. Upholstered bedframes have also become a frequently requested item of the store recently.
3 Kung Chong Road
6235 2760 | wtpstyle.com
Woody Antique House
The team at Woody Antique House can customise furniture from a variety of different timbers such as elm, recycled teak and Burmese teak. All you need to do is bring a drawing or picture of what you would like – or you can even choose to alter an existing piece from their showroom.
Over the past 18 years, the store has had a number of unusual requests: a solid teak plaque for the Singapore Army, for example; a pair of sword stands for a private collector; cabinets to conceal a washing machine and a safe; and matching cabinets for dolls!
Also, if you brought your mattress with you on your move but you left your frame at home, Woody Antique House can help. The store’s customised bed frames are among the most requested items. They can be made in any size – especially helpful as off-the-shelf frames in Singapore often don’t fit mattresses of an international size.
13 Dempsey Road, #01-05
6471 1770 | woodyantique.com
If you need customised furniture, the best place to start is with your floor plan or item dimensions. The Lush Collection sales team will help you with space planning, configuration, materials and colours. Your new piece can be delivered within six to eight weeks.
Customisation allows you to get something unique for your home. The company offers more than a thousand upholstery types and colours for its sofas, for example, so you really have the chance to mix things up. Sofas and dining tables are some of the most popular items to customise. The Lush service is versatile enough to easily fulfill orders for compact sizes or large stylish pieces.
Level 3, Central Bianco
73 Upper Paya Lebar Road
6858 5882 | lush-lush.com
Gallery 278 by Esco Leasing
Gallery 278 specialises in quality, bespoke custom-built pieces, crafted by hand, and with wood sourced from renewable origins. The forests and plantations are farmed with strict ecological management. The company supports the Tree4Tree programme that grows another tree for each one that is cut down for furniture. This means future generations will have access to the same resources that we do.
Recently, the European Union Ambassador came to Gallery 278 to request a dining table that could seat 10 people, and be extendable to seat 20! It was designed here in Singapore by the team and assembled on site at the European Commission Residence.
Gallery 278 is well-known for sofas with generous depth seating and feather-filled back cushions. You can choose your preferred back height, the number of back cushions, seat density, seating depth, the width of the armrest and different leg heights to your specifications.
278 River Valley Road
6737 2322 | gallery278.com
Snow Globe are experts in creating one-of-a-kind customised pieces. The team tells the story of one client who wanted a coffee table with tree trunk stumps; to match their modern luxe home, Snow Globe made the stumps in stainless steel and electroplated them in gold. They were able to create these bespoke furniture pieces in six to ten weeks.
Coffee tables, consoles and bedside tables are the most frequently requested customised furniture items. Standard 50cm-wide bedside tables don’t usually fit into newer homes, so there are frequent requests to make them between 40 and 45 centimetres. And, since your pieces are being customised, they can also be made in the colour and finish you want.
#02-131 Midview City, 28 Sin Ming Lane (by appointment only)
8748 7363 | snowglobe.sg
Hacienda Blue has been custom-making striking pieces of bone inlay and mother-of-pearl furniture since 2009, designing them to complement modern, contemporary and traditional décor.
Being specialists in combining this traditional craft with modern designs, the team allows you to be as creative and specific on colour, pattern and dimensions as you like. They can work on customised full-wall bookshelves covered in bone inlay, to beautiful bed canopies and intricately designed chests of drawers with mother-of-pearl etched into aged teak frames.
Frequently, they’re asked to customise chests of drawers and sideboards. With the limited storage space available in many homes, these pieces are always useful and easy for Hacienda Blue to customise.
17 Woking Road (by appointment only)
9866 1024 | haciendablue.com
Grey and Sanders
Customisation is definitely one of Grey and Sanders’ strengths. From the start of the discussion to delivery, you can receive your piece in as little as one week for a minor alteration, to one month for a more extensive project.
One focus at Grey and Sanders is the customisation of tables and bench slabs in American black walnut wood. The team also custom-makes sofas. Choose (or work out) your desired length and base, and they can alter it to suit you. They can even create a dining table and coffee table from the same tree!
With the store’s sofas, you can choose everything from size, depth, firmness and materials, including gorgeous leather and nubuck.
#06-02 Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road
8371 8864 | greyandsanders.com
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