Shop furniture and home accessories under one roof at Tan Boon Liat Building. Here are our favourites...
A long-time go-to for interior stylists in the know, Tan Boon Liat Building on Outram Road is the furniture mecca of Singapore. Don’t be fooled by its age or industrial exterior (and we mean that as a compliment). This gem is a veritable treasure trove of quality furniture and unique home accessories. While we love furniture shopping online, we all know it’s more fun visiting showrooms to see amazing pieces in the flesh. So devote a day to check out what Tan Boon Liat Building has to offer. You’re going to love this joint…
Where to shop at Tan Boon Liat Building
You simply can’t miss out on lounging in the gorgeous Fritz Hansen showroom, which features cosy nooks where you can relax and get away from the heat outside. This year, Fritz Hansen is celebrating its 150th anniversary and it’s high time to look back at its iconic designs by the likes of Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjærholm and Hans J. Wegner. Selected designs will be reinterpreted using special fabrics, colours and materials to commemorate the occasion. Keep an eye out for new versions of the Egg, the Swan, the PK61 table and more. Whether you’re looking for items for your office, home or commercial property, you’ll walk away with interior-elevating finds.
Fritz Hansen, #13-08, Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road, Singapore 169074
Opened in partnership with W Atelier, this Swiss family-owned design company is beloved for classics like the Hal Chair that’s made of soft wood and is timeless enough to suit any space. Mixing things up with modern contemporary designs, there are also plush seatings like the Suita Sofa, which you can sink into for a leisurely movie night. Looking for a striking statement? The Panton Chair Duo by Verner Panton will do the trick with its curved form and eye-catching colours. Check out the showroom in person: products from the Vitra home, office and accessories collections are all available in store!
Vitra, #14-08, Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road, Singapore 169074
Prides itself on having furnitures built by artisans and through traditional carpentry, Rooma’s products are widely categorised between residential and commercial. If you’re a fan of the rattan material, you’ll be at no loss for options here. The residential stuff includes favourites like the vita dresser, sabit console and the madona chair. At the commercial side, practical furniture has options you can pick from the ones used by Tangs, Pitega Spaces, Grace Expresso and many more.
Rooma, #13-01/02/04/06, 315 Outram Road, Tan Boon Liat Building, Singapore 169074
4. Journey East
You’ll be hard-pressed not to find anything that strikes your fancy in Journey East. This sprawling space is where you’ll see lovely pieces in every corner. There’s industrial-contemporary furniture by District Eight Design and charming home accessories from House Doctor. Plus, restored and up-cycled Asian vintage treasures and our favourite sustainable furniture line, d-Bodhi. Best of all, the decades-old brand offers excellent service and its items are always uniquely beautiful.
Journey East, #03-02, Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road, Singapore 169074
5. Grey and Sanders
This shop specialises in premium solid wood dining furniture and stylish leather sofas. If you like statement pieces that tell a story, the showroom will press all your buttons. The focus here is on quality natural materials! Think old-growth woods and Italian full-grain and top-grain leather – all transformed into modern, minimalist pieces. And yes, that is a Scandinavian influence you see there. Grey and Sanders has an in-house workshop, and its team is equipped with expert woodworking knowledge. Just browse the collection to find a unique, natural beauty that will be the centre of your home for years to come…
Grey and Sanders, #06-02, Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road, Singapore 169074
6. Deer Industries
Go furniture shopping for your little one at Deer Industries. This playful boutique is loaded with fun bedding, adorable bedroom furniture and home decor fit for babies, kids and even teens! Each piece is designed with a European flair, and if you’ve got a thing for the clean, modern Scandinavian look, there’s no denying Deer Industries will be right up your alley.
Deer Industries, #07-05, Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road, Singapore 169074
7. Singapore Trading Post
This lovely establishment carefully selects pieces from India, Indonesia and China – old trading posts in the past. Its collection of furniture, home products and gifts, ranging from carved sideboards to pineapple boxes, oozes the romantic style of vintage Singapore. The selection is definitely worth a visit if you’re looking for furnishings with a side of Asian charm.
Singapore Trading Post, #07-01, Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road, Singapore 169074
8. The Past Perfect Collection
This East-meets-West furniture store offers top quality colonial antiques of the British, Dutch and Portuguese era in India. Special attention is given to the collection’s condition, rarity and origin, making sure everything is authentic and stays true to form. Its gorgeous pieces are carefully curated and handpicked from different areas in India in order to provide a variety of furniture styles.
The Past Perfect Collection, #11-05, Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road, Singapore 169074
9. Living With Art
To breathe life into your new home, check out this shop for artworks from artists across the globe – with an emphasis on local talent. The showroom features everything from glasswork to canvas art to bronze sculptures. Going furniture shopping for something more personal to enhance your living space? These folks can whip up customised art with your preferred colour, theme, size, style and medium to bring your vision to life.
Living With Art, #02-05, Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road, Singapore 169074
10. Soul & Tables
With a design credo that focuses on functionality, sustainability and impeccable contemporary design, Soul & Tables certainly knows the way into every home owner’s heart. There’s plenty to choose from, depending on your taste. From sturdy bed frames to extendable dining tables, versatile bookshelves and storage units, every piece is made from ethically sourced wood.
Soul & Tables, #02-03 & #02-09, Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road, Singapore 169074
11. Artful House
Got a hankering for furniture with character? Artful House will be right up your alley. Because heritage plays a big part in its design aesthetic, you’ll find a plethora of one-of-a-kind pieces and eye-catching home accents. What we really love is Artful House’s vintage, recycled wood range: old windows, doors and boats are given a new lease of life and turned into unique armoires, consoles and bookcases.
Artful House, #08-04, Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road, Singapore 169074
Shoppers, welcome to soft furnishings heaven! We’re not exaggerating when we say Bode is the place to give your living space a makeover. After all, it’s home to an extensive collection of textile fabrics, wall coverings, cushions and curtains from the likes of Decortex Firenze, Timorous Beasties and other leading designers sourced from all over the world. Even better: the team also provides bespoke upholstery services if you need something customised.
Bode, #05-10, Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road, Singapore 169074
13. Mountain Living
A purveyor of high-quality, environmentally-friendly teak, oak and walnut furniture, this is where contemporary design meets stylish simplicity. Fans of the timeless aesthetic will find plenty to love, including beautiful dining tables, bed frames and sofas. Mountain Living caters to all kinds of interior styles by offering an impressive range of leading European designer collections such as Karpenter, Square Roots, Wendelbo and more.
Mountain Living, #07-02, Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road, Singapore 169074
14. Arete Culture
In need of that all-important finishing touch to your home? Look no further than Arete Culture. Specialising in gorgeous home accessories and soft furnishings, this contemporary showroom is a treasure trove for lovers of all things luxe. Think handmade mirrors and hand-built console tables – at reasonable prices, no less. What’s more, if your home needs a makeover, Arete Culture offers fuss-free styling services, too.
Arete Culture, #06-01, Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road, Singapore 169074
15. Gaya Alegria
Inspired by nature in Southeast Asia, this store spotlights home decor, textiles and art from fair trade suppliers. Add some vibrance to your space with patterned cushion covers or take your dinner parties up a notch with elegant table linens. The store also features lanterns, scented candles and mono baskets alongside its stylish furniture collection.
Gaya Alegria, #07-06B, Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road, Singapore 169074
16. Emperor’s Attic
This is a longtime fave of those seeking a beautiful East-meets-West aesthetic for their home. The team behind this lovely showroom combines antique pieces with modern sensibility. Everything’s traditionally handcrafted, whether it’s vintage or new. Get your fix of Chinese antiques, one-of-a-kind sideboards, ceramic vases, stone statues, baskets or even high-quality reproductions here.
Emperor’s Attic, #01-10, Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road, Singapore 169074
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