Monday, June 25, 2012

Bend It Like Ton

Thank you HomePride and especially writer Emily Chan for an excellent article on TON chairs. Michael Thonet, the man behind the legendary bentwood furniture technology will be looking down on this with a smile. 

The classic TON chairs are now available in SMUK in fresh modern colours.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Shige Hasegawa

Meet Shige Hasegawa, designer of Hana table. Born and raised in Japan, Shige graduated from Washington State University. His career in design started in a Scandinavian design company and has since had a significant impact on his designs as they are now.

Hana means 'flower' in Japanese so each piece of the series is based on the flower shape. The Hana table consist of five petals that interlock to support the glass top without any glue or hardware.

Read more about Shige's inspirations in the latest issue of HomePride magazine:

Hana Table is available at:

Smuk Living
A2-UG1-3A Solaris Dutamas
No. 1 Jalan Dutamas 1
Mont' Kiara
50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +603-6211 6148

Thursday, February 16, 2012

OMG! How fascinating is this cabin? I had to stop in my tracks at work to blog about this. I mean, who thought cabin in the outback, riot of colours and Scandinavian furniture could go together in one place and look so darn good?

Loe the angling of the kitchen island and dining table. Clever choice of black cabinetry to keep the colours from going too wild.
Spotted a Fredericia Nara chair...available at Smuk

What a fascinating tribal inspired chair.

For more fascinating pictures, visit The Contemporarist.

* All images via The Contemporarist

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Danish Vintage

These gorgeous 1960's vintage furniture from Denmark have just arrived in our showroom. I have hand-picked each piece of furniture and specifically chose rosewood pieces for its rarity and beauty. 

It is now prohibited to harvest Brazilian rosewood that a lot of the mid-century Danish furniture were made from. Genuine Brazilian rosewood can be found in Brazil and also parts of Africa. It is a slow growing tree and takes over a hundred years to reach maturity. The sweet floral scent of Brazilian rosewood is distinctive and it becomes stronger in more mature woods. Just put your nose to the furniture and you will be able to smell it.

The graining of true Brazilian rosewood is rich and interesting. There are lots of 'eyes' and the colours are vibrant with a range of deep chocolate brown and burnt orange shades and black lines running through. 
Rosewood grains are richly hued with dark veining

Danish vintage dining tables can typically be extended with an additional panel known as a 'leaf'. Some tables are designed to be extended with two or three leaves making it super convenient for occasions when you need more space at the table.
Extendable dining table with 1 leaf. Chairs (also rosewood) designed by Arne Vodder

Rosewood dining table with 1 large leaf. Chairs designed by the legendary Borge Mogensen.

106's Teak sideboard

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