May 2011, Singapore – Get back to vintage. Elaborate structures with sensuous curves and intricate joints may be the thing for you when it comes to furniture. Looking for something made laboriously by the hands of skilled craftsmen who spent their youths as apprentices and their lives honing their skill? Vintage furniture comes with better workmanship that most mass-produced new furniture in stores today. Better quality materials used may be one of the reasons why they last longer too. Imagine the teak wood that was used back in the mid-century tends to be more mature than those harvested these days, resulting in a denser solid wood used for furniture making. Buying vintage also means you do not add to the carbon footprint and is lighter on your green conscience.
Started by a pair of vintage furniture-lovers who used to live next door to each other, Meg and Hwee Min decided to make a business out of what they love to do and do best. Specialising in vintage furniture that has been lovingly restored, Restore is a place where you can take time out to sip freshly brewed coffee and enjoy the smells of freshly baked bagels and homemade waffles on a vintage couch and let your mind wander, while being surrounded by beautiful vintage furniture.
Restore gives old furniture a good polish, wood restoration, re-upholstery and whatever it takes to bring back the former glory of a piece of old furniture. With carefully selected quality pieces, a new lease of life is given with gorgeous new upholstery.
Restore is located at 124 Tanjong Pagar Road. You can visit www.restoreliving.com for more information.