10 furniture shops to check out at Mohamed Sultan and River Valley
With a four-storey shophouse on River Valley Road, it’s no surprise that AF Home has a lot to offer. The 7,000sqf store is filled to the brim with statement tableware, lighting and furniture, as well as soft furnishings like curtains, custom carpets and luxury bedding from Europe and Asia. Its in-house design arm offers upholstery and turnkey services, too; Meritus Hotels & Resorts and the new Andaz Singapore are some of its clients.
276 River Valley Road tel: 6344-9788
If you’ve seen more plain subway and Peranakan tiles than you can count, check out GF+A Global’s arsenal of European tiles, including those from brands like Bisazza and Inalco. They are known for bringing in unique mosaic tiles, many of which can be configured into stunning floral or geometric motifs.
24 Mohamed Sultan Road tel: 6222-2112
Who hasn’t heard of Hansgrohe, the German bathroom fitting experts who have worked with many renowned designers, including Philippe Starck and Nendo? Hansgrohe educates its customers on bathroom renovation planning and living sustainably, too. Find award- winning bathtubs, bathroom and kitchen mixers, as well as accessories like towel rails and roll holders here.
69 Mohamed Sultan Road tel: 6884-5060
If you don’t have much time left in the area, squeeze in a visit to Homes 65. From Japanese tatami mats and Sicilian lava stone tiles to contemporary Italian brands such as Tonin Casa, and pioneer charred wood furniture brand Smoke, this local retailer hasit all. Apart from furniture and accessories in numerous styles, it also offers mattresses and – if you can fit one in your home – saunas. So much to see here!
65 Mohamed Sultan Road
Glam up your home with sconces and chandeliers fitted with Swarovski components, or opt for a sleek look with minimalist table and floor lamps instead. You’ll find all these at this multi-brand lighting retailer.
241 River Valley Road, tel: 6737-5518
MERLIN FRAME MAKER
Looking to frame that gorgeous silk scarf from Hermes or need advice on the best way to hang your collection of prized art? Head to Merlin, which has been in the business since 1942. It occasionally holds dialogue sessions and exhibitions, too.
292 River Valley Road, tel: 6735-1866
Italian furniture company Molteni Group has partnered with luxury retailer P5 to launch a flagship store for two brands: Molteni & C, which designs immaculate wardrobe systems and furniture; and Dada, whose kitchens use natural stone countertops sourced from Italy. The two- storey, 8,000sqf store also offers designs by Carl Hansen and Louis Poulsen.
63 Mohamed Sultan Road tel: 6337-0050
A trip to this purveyor of wallcoverings and fabric will have you giddy with excitement. Located on the fourth floor of the APS Building, it offers gorgeous prints, weaves, and embroidery from brands like Pierre Frey from France, Designers Guild from the UK, and Mokum from Australia. These make great upholstery for cushions and sofas, and the staff will also recommend apparel-friendly fabric and home accessories.
9 Muthuraman Chetty Road tel: 6463-9330
SERIP ORGANIC LIGHTING
Art and lighting are one and the same in Serip Organic Lighting, and a trip to its store – the newest one on Mohamed Sultan Road – will transfix you. The luxury Portugese brand designs breathtaking glass chandeliers that are fashioned after the organic and ethereal style of nature. Iconic pieces include the icicle-like Waterfall and Pathleaf, a dense collection of bronze leaves.
53 Mohamed Sultan Road
Australian furniture retailer Stylecraft is home to chic international brands like Arper and Stua, as well as Aussie- designed and manufactured products from labels Ross Gardam and Skeehan Studio. Though Stylecraft primarily works with interior and office designers, homeowners can also get their share of minimalist, workspace-friendly designs here.
46 Kim Yam Road, #01-09 The Herencia, tel: 6511-9328