Say ciao to a new designer furniture store in Outram.
If you don’t already know, Tan Boon Liat Building is a treasure trove for those looking for offbeat, nonmainstream wares for their homes. The 15-storey building in Outram Road is home to the likes of vintage furniture shop Journey East, solid wood specialists Ethnicraft and fabric store Bode. Recently, the eclectic enclave welcomed new neighbour Prestige Furniture.
Occupying a 4,500sqf space on the eighth floor, the showroom displays furniture and accessories from a mix of known and lesser-known European brands, such as Belgian mirror makers Deknudt and Italian heritage ceramists Bitossi Ceramiche. Prestige’s collection is curated with a focus on contemporary aesthetics by general manager Hazlee Suip and its businessman-founder, who chose to bring in mid- to highend designer furniture brands. Interesting pieces include Italian brand Lago’s floating series, which includes the Fluttua bed and Air collection. Prestige’s genesis was driven by the desire to make high-quality European wares accessible at a comfortable price range. “After 15 years of experience in the industry, it is my hope that these established but unknown-to-the-local-market brands will make the furniture scene here more colourful,” says Hazlee. Besides free consultation services, Prestige has an in-house display artist to provide home styling. For those of you with Eurocentric tastes, this means you have one more stop to check out on your next furniture shopping trip.
Prestige Furniture is located at #08-02, Tan Boon Liat Building.
text ISABELLE TOW art direction KAFFY TAN photographer VEE CHIN
The concept of the Air collection series is to make surfaces appear suspended in air, by supporting them with almost invisible tempered glass legs.
Shoppers will find plenty of European style design inspiration at the store.