With all things Scandinavian gaining popularity nowadays, we thought we’d suss out the best furniture stores stocking Scandinavian-style pieces for your dream home. And no, we’re not talking about Ikea.
What is Scandinavian design anyway? In the words of a Scandinavian designer, it refers to the style of design originating from Nordic countries, which is known for “prioritizing functionality without eliminating grace and beauty”. That is, simple, aesthetically pleasing, and practical design- thus the current minimalist trend.
Now, on to the picks:
Danish Design Co
Adopting the philosophy that form follows design, Danish Design Co stocks high quality items from award-winning and socially responsible brands from Denmark. From Holmris’s innovative adjustable desks, to Montana’s colourful modular storage units, to Gubi’s rustic furniture in warm neutrals, this store promises “a true quality slice of Scandinavia”.
A series of small, flexible tables designed by GamFratesi is inspired by placing two sheets of paper on top of each other, then catching and enclosing the lines in cirles. This concept is further translated into veneer and laminate where the simple play with lines becomes a silent and delicate graphic in the space. #gubi #style #design #danish #denmark #sg #danishdesignco #danishdesign #papertable #round #coffeetables #oak #lines #Scandinavian
Danish Design Co
Address: Century Warehouse, #06-03 100E Pasir Panjang Road Singapore 118521
Phone:+65 6270 8483
Opening Hours: 11am to 6pm daily
Click here for branch location at Harbourside Building.
Among their range of furniture from global brands, you’ll be able to find pieces from Scandinavian labels at Foundry, such as the form-pressed birch lamps from Finland’s Secto Design, and the oak-framed Fly sofa with foam and feather pillows from Denmark’s &Tradition. They also have a namesake collection that adds to their selection of timeless designs.
Love the composition of the Utzon lamp nicely framed against the backdrop of the clever cabinetry hiding the glassware. There is also the unobtrusive Hee barstools gently tucked under the island and the ultra comfy Oscar Sofa in a client's home, designed by HYLA Architects Utzon lamp: http://bit.do/7u7r Hee Barstool: http://bit.do/7u7y Oscar: http://bit.do/7u7F
Address: 3 Seah Street Unit 1/1 Singapore 188379
Phone: +65 6339 6381
Opening Hours: Mon to Sat 10am to 7pm
Another store that carries furniture from &Tradition, along with other Scandinavian labels like Wendelbo and HAY, Grafunkt is a lifestyle brand with a focus on well thought out design. Helmed by Jefery Kurniadidjaja and 2008 Designer of the Year Nathan Yong, the company’s dedication to stocking the best products is reflected in their wide range of furniture labels, sourced from America to Milan to Slovenia and more.
Address: 9 Raffles Boulevard #02-34/35/36 Millenia Walk Singapore 039596 (flagship store)
Phone: +65 6336 6046
Opening hours: 11.30am to 8.30pm daily
View here for branch location at Conde House.
Galanga Living is known for their collection of Scandinavian and European pieces, ranging from minimalistic items like ivory couches and marble utensil holders, to attention-grabbing pillows and rugs in bright fuchsia and aquamarine hues. This furniture and lifestyle store also stocks pieces with an Asian edge, such as their range of rattan home accessories.
Address: 211 Henderson Road #01-02 Henderson Industrial Park Singapore 159552
Phone: +65 6475 2633
Opening hours: 10am to 6pm daily
DREAM is a luxury, multi-label furniture brand that includes works by acclaimed designers including Finnish designer Eero Saarinen and Swiss-born French designer Le Corbusier. Whether you’re creating a cosy, wood-themed home or a sleek, monochromatic space, you won’t be disappointed by their selection of the finest furniture from premium brands all around the world.
Address: 456 River Valley Road Singapore 248342
Phone: +65 6235 0220
Opening Hours: Mon to Sat 11am to 7pm, Sun 11am to 6pm
Comfort Design Furniture
Having designed the interior for not only homes but also Empire Bar & Lounge, Sear Restaurant, and others, Comfort Design Furniture specialises in chair and table designs. Minimalists would love their Scandinavian themed collection of simple and functional pieces, including their Hexio Coffee Table that’s a hexogonal piece in dark wood, and their modular Aziz Wall Shelves with a slidable design for easy customisation.
Comfort Design Furniture
Address: 110 Eunos Ave 7, Comfort Design Building, Singapore 409573
Phone: +65 6747 4809
Opening hours: Mon to Sat 9am to 6pm, Sun 10am to 6pm
So it turns out that Ikea isn’t the only place to stock up on Scandinavian-style furniture for your home! Now that you’re in the know, which of these stores will you visit?
(Header image credit: original image by Danish Design Co, edited by author.)