Get to know tal­ented lo­cal furniture de­sign­ers, great lo­cal furniture busi­nesses, and why you should buy lo­cal!

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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.


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

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