Shopping for furniture in Bali is always a good idea, thanks to the island’s wide variety of artisanal pieces by skilled craftsmen. But which shops to hit, we hear you ask? Read on, and get ready 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
This furniture and homewares trailblazer is a design store mecca, with an attached showroom-style destination called “The Space” to help you imagine your own Kim Soo abode. It’s a little bit bohemian, 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, grass 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, Jl Kayu Aya No.21 & Jl Sunset Road, Seminyak, p. +62 822 4713 0122, e. email@example.com. Open daily 9am – 10pm.
Vinoti Living Bali
Priding itself on upmarket, individual pieces that you won’t find anywhere else, Vinoti Living is where you’ll find all sorts of furniture pieces, from benches to beds, clocks and cushions, to photo frames, lamps, vases and artwork. Located in South Bali’s Galeria shopping mall, this is a ‘grown ups’ homewares haven. Check out their great range of high end sectional sofas, and their very beautiful one-off mirrors.
Vinoti Living, Mal Bali Galeria, Level 1 Unit AT-01, p. +62 361 752720, e. firstname.lastname@example.org. Open daily 10am – 10pm.
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, Jl Raya Kerobokan No. 2 Banjar Taman, Kerobokan, p. +62 8510 208 9550, e. email@example.com. Open daily 9am – 8pm.
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, DaLa Spa and The Shop at Ritz Carlton. Head to their main showroom on Sunset Road to get inspired.
Balquisse Living, Sunset Road 18A, Seminyak – Kuta, p. +62 361 847 6833. Open Mon – Sat 9am – 6pm.
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, and the result is simply divine!
Warisan Furniture, Jl Raya Kerobokan 38 Br. Taman, Kuta, p. +62 361 421 752. Open daily.
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 for your swimming pool or summer getaway… Sold!
Soo Santai, Sunset Road No.89, Seminyak-Kuta, p. +62 361 847 5750, e. firstname.lastname@example.org. Open daily.
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. Open daily.
Producing high-end designs, iBalDesigns produce 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.Open Mon – Sat 9am – 5pm.
The brainchild of a Danish designer, Living Karma offers a plethora of chic home furnishings and décor that we’re a little obsessed with. 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. Open daily 9am – 5pm.
Having furnished some of the most stylish hotels on the island (Alila Resorts and Novotel Bali, to name-drop a couple), 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, Jl Bypass Ngurah Rai 8, Simpang Siur, Kuta, p.+62 361 766 555. Open daily.
This Bali-based brand is all about simplicity. As well as furnishings (and even leather bags), they offer stunning furniture pieces that are made from a combination of natural rough materials sourced throughout the island, like leather, cotton, wood, rope and bamboo, put together using high-quality traditional craftsmanship. All of the products are hand-crafted in Indonesia, and in their words have been ‘made with love by hand’.
Hatiku Indonesia, Jl Mertanadi No. 16, Seminyak. Open Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm.
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. Open Mon – Sat 8.30am – 5pm.
Hungry for more? Take your furniture cravings to Bali’s best homeware stores, so if the above doesn’t tickle your decorating taste buds, these home decor treasures certainly will.
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