Vintage, Recycled & Reclaimed Teak, Indoor and Outdoor furniture in Singapore. www.journeyeast.com Founded in 1995, Journey East offers a range of premium furniture for informed and inspired decors in Singapore, and beyond. Choose from distinctive refurbished vintage pieces, reclaimed wood crafted into living space statements, or their premium outdoor collections ranging from polymer wicker to recycled teak. Collections include: Vintage - Original refurbished teak pieces from the 1920s-1960s - Art-Deco, Retro and Colonial designs d-Bodhi (www.d-bodhi.com) - Award-winning contemporary design, borne from recycled materials (e.g. reclaimed teak, refurbished galvanized iron pipes) Outdoor / Garden / Patio furniture - Polymer wicker outdoor furniture from Rehau® and Viro® fibers - Available in up to 8 shades, plus coloured-glass available for table-tops Mamagreen (www.askmamagreen.com) - Premium outdoor furniture using minimalistic, contemporary design - Materials include FSC recycled teak, stainless steel and Sunbrella® fabrics, They also stock: - Dining chairs ranging from saddled leather to natural twill covering - Luxurious one-piece wood tables and benches - Home accessories including paintings, photo frames, teak frame mirrors, and hand-crafted rosewood/copper wall clocks
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In three words: Vintage, Industrial, Recycled
Firstly, I must admit I was quite stunned to learn that Journey East has been around for close to 20 years. Previously one of the stalwarts of Dempsey Hill, these guys are now one of the highlights of the new furniture hub, Tan Boon Liat building.
As the title of the review suggests, Journey East specialises in three styles of furniture: Industrial-style, Rustic natural style, and Vintage style. Predominantly their collections are made from wood, and interestingly a lot of the wood is repurposed from old buildings, fishing boats, barns and railway sleepers, so there is an eco-friendly element.
Another interesting about them is that their vintage and retro furniture all date back mostly to the 1950s, and are well restored. You'll be able to find a lot of midcentury-modern styles like Scandinavian with the easily-identifiable pencil legs, and also some Art Deco and Dutch Colonial teak pieces.
For fans of a more modern, rustic and industrial aesthetic, the brands they distribute should be able to satisfy your decor palette (as it did mine). I like their choice of brands like District Eight Design, d-Bodhi and Mamagreen as there is a good balance between a natural minimalist materials and clean, contemporary design.