GOING LOCO FOR LOCAL
Get to know talented local furniture designers, great local furniture businesses, and why you should buy local!
We celebrate Independence day by showcasing some of our immensely talented homegrown designers.
Unlike the mass-market contemporary options of multinational brands, when you invest in a locally made furniture piece, you are getting an artisanal masterpiece with a uniquely Malaysian flair. Most of them are also handmade from high quality locally sourced timber which is lauded on the international stage.
CYCLE OF SUPPORT
We have heard the ‘buy local’ mantra one too many times through the years and for good reason; not only does it help the economy, but the benefit also flows back to the local artisans, designers, and carpenters. The result is a growing and thriving community that can in turn shape and define a uniquely Malaysian design identity and create future products that properly cater to locals.
On top of local brands and designers using safer methods of production and incorporation of reclaimed materials, there is also the matter of carbon footprint.
Without the need to ship materials and the final products back and forth using large cargo ships and trucks, you ensure that your purchase has a minimal impact on the environment.
With lower volume production and an emphasis on quality over quantity, you are bound to get a durable product that will last you a lifetime with proper care. Even if there is the rare problem with the piece, it's easier to follow up with a local business to get the proper fix, not to mention easy refurbishment in the future if it gets too worn from daily use.
Lipa 3 Tier by Harith Green Carpenter
Mick's Deck Chair by Stephanie Ng Design