Level-up your home interior with a unique statement piece
Character. That’s what makes a house feel like a home. Whether it’s a macramé wall hanging or an eccentric coffee table made out of pallets, picking the right furniture can elevate your home and add exclusivity.
Sprinkle some individuality into your abode with the help of these unique local furniture stores:
Upcycling has never been trendier and Recrofurniture take reuse and recycle to a whole new level. This boutique furniture store creates reproductions of vintage, retro, mid-century, and industrial style furniture while also providing restoration and reupholstering services. Here, you can fine 60’s inspired retro furniture as well as a collection of industrial chic home accents. The furniture are all either made or restored by hand with locally and regionally sourced materials which makes this the perfect place to help you lock down that retro chic which has started to establish itself as timeless style.
Location: 53-53A, Lorong Rahim Kajai 13, TTDI, Kuala Lumpur
2. Bawang Studio
Founded by a group of local designers and builders, Bawang Studio provides interior design, architecture, and custom furniture services. The prevailing style of their interior furniture design is a curious blend of classic sophistication with a splash of funkiness – accenting wood with metals and bright colours. Bawang Studio pieces can take your home from traditional Scandinavian minimalism to modern chic with minimal effort.
Location: Flexus Signature Suites, Jalan Kuching
3. Lasting Impressions
Positioning themselves as the leaders in Oriental home decor, Lasting Impressions has an impressive collection of authentic restored Chinese antiques and modern Oriental wooden furniture. The pieces you’ll find here carry a weathered look, complete with intricate Chinese art that guarantees an air of class befitting the Chinese dynasties of old. Working with designers across the country, Lasting Impressions can help you communicate your appreciation for the finer things in life.
Location: Sunway Damansara, Petaling Jaya
Helmed by local furniture maker, Hani Ali, Lain offers a range of unique furniture and interior accents for those who admire simplicity and practicality. Lain creates bespoke furniture that fuses Australian and Malaysian culture and styles. Whether it’s a simple side table or an intricate dining chair with hand carved details, Lain is your go-to for minimalist wooden furniture that will subtly but significantly elevate your home – their piece are often one-off, which only adds exclusivity.
Location: 16, Jalan USJ 1/32, Subang Jaya, 47600 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
For something a little kinder on your bank account, Abumama offers second hand furniture from sofas to dining tables, wardrobes, media consoles and more. Abumama refurbishes preloved home and office furniture and offers them for resale at affordable prices. As they say, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. You’re bound to find something here that would be the perfect statement piece for any room.
Location: Seremban, Cheras, & Kajang
6. Harith Green
Founded by Harith Ridzuan, a seasoned woodworker from Kuala Lumpur, Harith Green embodies the philosophy of upcycling with the aim of reducing dependency on timber. Furniture by Harith Green incorporates reclaimed materials to create beautiful layered designs and sophistication. They also work with locally-grown bamboo for an eco-friendly alternative, perfect for moving towards a more sustainable lifestyle.
Location: Factory in Ampang – best to contact via email
7. Kedai Bikin
With designs coming from their studio, Kedai Bikin features Malaysian-crafted furniture and home accessories made by artisans. Kedia Bikin offers a full range of furniture from chairs to stools, tables, and even candle sticks and architectural hardware. Whether you’re looking for something all-wooden, all-steel, or a combination of the two, Kedai Bikin’s designs are refreshing, elegant, and would easily fit into your personal style. For a hit of nostalgia, they even offer an updated version of string chairs that were common back in the 80s and early 90s – perfect for lounging outdoor in this Malaysian heat.
Location: Ground Floor, 8 Jalan Abdullah, Bangsar
Written by Kathleen Fernandez.