Shopping for furniture in Bali is always a good idea, thanks to the island’s wide variety of beautiful and cheap furniture pieces by skilled craftsmen. But which shops to hit, we hear you ask? Read on, and get read to raid...
For furniture fanatics and homewares connoisseurs, there’s no IKEA or Harrods on this island. Instead, we have to look to Bali’s many beautifully hand-crafted and custom-made pieces to jazz up our homes and villas. Whether you’re an expat styling your island home, an international interior decorator looking for inspiration, or you’re simply in the market for a beautiful memento to commemorate your holiday, we’ve scoured the island’s furniture scene to bring you the best sustainable, unique, and surprisingly affordable furniture shops in Bali. You’re welcome!
Kim Soo Home
With shell chandeliers, gorgeous woven home accessories, textiles, dining chairs and a huge range of everything else fabulous to brighten your day [and home], Kim Soo is a name you need to know. This furniture and homewares trailblazer is a design store mecca, and more recently, a showroom-style destination called “The Space” to help you imagine your own Kim Soo abode. It’s little bit bohemian, a little bit ethnic, a little bit contemporary, a little bit vintage and a whole lot of loveliness. They source products from across the Indonesian Archipelago to manufacture and design their own unique styles that feature wood, metal, textiles, stone, grasses and paper, producing a lovely long list of fabulous furniture pieces that goes on and on, and [trust us] so will your purchases.
Kim Soo, Two stores on Jl Kayu Aya No.21 & Jl Sunset Road, e. email@example.com.
Vinotti Living Bali
Located in Seminyak Square, Vinotti Living prides itself on upmarket, individual pieces that you won’t find anywhere else. With furniture ranging from benches to beds, clocks, cushions, photo frames, lamps, vases and artwork, this is a ‘grown ups’ homewares haven. Check out their great range of high end sectional sofas, and their very beautiful one-off mirrors.
Vinotti Living Bali, Seminyak Square, Seminyak, +62 361 752 720.
Bamboo Beauty: Lio Collection
Christos Vassilios Liokouras moved his family furniture business to Bali in 2005 and since then, Lio Collection has become a well-respected indoor and outdoor furniture company that we simply LOVE. The company is most famous for their rattan and bamboo collection, but they offer plenty more home-making pieces to make you swoon, from leather and wood, to lightings and handcrafted paintings.
Lio Collection, Jalan Raya Kerobokan No. 2 Banjar Taman Kerobokan, p. +62 8510 208 9550.
One Stop Shop: Balquisse Living
Balquisse Living is your one-stop shop for your home decorating desires. It houses four different brands, Hishem Furniture [which specialises in outdoor synthetic rattan furniture]; Shahinaz Collection [for soft furnishings]; Aisha Timeless Collection [a haven of antiques]; and Zohra Boukhari Interior Decorator, the brains behind many fashionable venues in Bali like Bistrot restaurant, DaLa Spa and The Shop at Ritz Carlton. Head to their main showroom on Sunset Road to get inspired!
Balquisse Living, Sunset Road 18A, Kuta, p. +62 361 847 6833.
Simple Living: ZAPPdesign
Those who know and love IKEA’s sleek and simple aesthetic will love ZAPPdesign. Rio-born founder Reynaldo Maldonado (aka Zapp) fuses his Brazilian flair with contemporary Scandinavian and Asian designs, resulting in luxurious, clean, and modern furnishings.
ZAPPdesign, Jl Mertasari 96, Kerobokan, p. +62 361 847 6150.
Artisan Approach: Warisan Furniture
Warisan Furniture is an international brand with showrooms all over the world – but Bali is their home base. They produce a diverse mix of quality rustic and contemporary furniture [including beautiful four poster beds that we’ve had our eyes on!]. Creating both indoor and outdoor goods, they use Indonesian resources for materials, including wood, rattan, stone, and shells. Divine!
Warisan Furniture, Jl Raya Kerobokan 38 Br. Taman, Kuta, p. +62 361 730 048.
Hand-Crafting: Hatiku Indonesia
This Bali-based brand is all about simplicity. As well as furnishings [and even leather bags], they offer stunning furniture pieces which are made from a combination of natural rough material sourced throughout the island, like leather, cotton, wood, rope and bamboo, and high-quality traditional craftsmanship. All of the products are hand-crafted in Indonesia, and in their words are ‘made with love by hands’.
Haitku Indonesia, Jl Mertanadi No. 16, Seminyak.
Iron Loving: Rainbow Bali Iron Work
This cool little spot sells goods made solely from hand-crafted iron, including a fab collection of chairs and tables – now in so many groovy and colourful designs. Rainbow Bali features chandeliers in multiple sizes, peacock chairs [love!], pineapple candle holders [double love!], candelabras, garment racks, homewares and so much more. Choose from an assortment of colours and styles, and add some unique funk to your home.
RBW Iron, Jl Drupadi No.2 Basangkasa, Kuta, p. +62 361 731 833.
Bean Bag Love: Soo Santai
After some furniture that’s a little bit different? Something to sit on that isn’t wood, iron or metal? How about a big comfy bean bag chair? Soo Santai have the best collection of bean bags in Bali, from purple to orange, water and sun resistant, indoor and outdoor! They even have a floating bean bag chair range… Sold!
Soo Santai, 89 Sunset Road, p.+62 361 847 5750.
Luxe Living: iBalDesigns
Producing high-end designs,iBalDesigns do everything from stools and tables, to towel racks and mini bars! Hailing from London, owner Charles Orchard knows art and antiques, and is committed to being environmentally conscious. Even though iBalDesigns predominantly supplies furniture to hotels on the island, you can pick up some absolute gems for yourself at The Orchard, their shop and showroom in Kerobokan.
iBalDesigns, The Orchard, 79 Jl. Raya Kerobokan, p. +62 361 1474 0855.
Custom Creations: Alur Natura
If you are heading down to Jimbaran, be sure to check out Alur Natura. They specialise in the design and manufacture of custom-made furniture and cabinetry, so if you have a unique idea – they can bring it to life!
Alur Natura, Jl Uluwatu II, Gang Bambu, Jimbaran, p.+62 361 704 032.
Danish Delights: Living Karma
The brainchild of a Danish designer, Living Karma offers a plethora of chic home furnishings and décor. Using a huge array of products, Living Karma is the place to go to pick up just about anything, from colourful sofas to an outdoor table for BBQ season. The Scandinavian roots can be seen in the clean lines and simplicity of the designs.
Living Karma, Jl Petitenget, No 47, Seminyak, p.+62 851 0063 2026.
Contemporary Craft: Cempaka Bali
Having furnished some of the most stylish hotels on the island [Alila Resorts and Novotel Bali, to name but a few], you know you’ll be in safe hands with Cempaka Bali. They create unique and stylish pieces, which take on a contemporary feel but retain the rich heritage of Indonesia’s artists and craftsmen.
Cempaka Bali, Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai 8, Simpang Siur, Kuta, p.+62 (0) 361 766 555.
Hungry for more? Take your furniture cravings to Jalan Mertanadi, better known as the Jail Road and home to Kerobokan Prison. This buzzing strip is full to the brim with furniture and homeware stores, so if the above doesn’t tickle your decorating taste buds, Mertanadi’s treasures certainly will.
Top Image: Lio Collection