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Editor’s pickNew Singapore Sustainability Academy champions climate action, sustainable business, and social change

CDL, Singapore Sustainability Academy

Singapore Sustainability Academy is made from Cross Laminated Timber and glulam. Photo credit: CDL, VMW Group Perched above City Square Mall, the new Singapore Sustainability Academy is reminiscent of a worldwide trend in managing the urban population crisis—constructing new wooden units above existing buildings. The Academy however, is …

Editor’s pickRoger&Sons: Rebranding an old-school trade

Roger&Sons, Singapore furniture

A second generation of carpenters is all for giving woodworking a facelift.  From left: Lincoln and Morgan Yeo, Roger&Sons Roger&Sons is one of the few companies that still makes all its furniture in land-scarce Singapore. It is owned and managed by 28-year-old Morgan Yeo and his brothers Lincoln and Ryan. Where the company used …

Editor’s pickADMIRA: Innovating laminates through the right people

ADMIRA, laminates, Singapore furniture

By Pang Yanrong Jake Tan, executive director and third generation of ADMIRA strongly believes that people and innovation are the roads to success for the company.   ADMIRA was not always known as a distributor for laminates in the early days. Instead, it was a small carpentry shop that manufactures furniture in old Singapore (located where …

Editor’s pickCommune: Retail revolution

Commune, Koda, Singapore, furniture manufacturing

Furniture shopping just got cool with a new virtual reality software that enables you to design your future home in a heartbeat. Ever fallen in love with a couch but hesitated to sign for it because you couldn’t tell if it fits your living room? Commune, a Koda subsidiary, has launched a new 3D Floorplanner and virtual reality experience …

Editor’s pickStar Furniture: Design for the 21st century

Star Furniture, Singapore, furniture manufacturing

Kenny Koh, managing director of Star Furniture Group. Adopting a design focus boosts long-term competitiveness but resistance to change can often trip best intentions. Starting out as Ngoh Hock Furniture before rebranding to Star Furniture Group, the 35-year-old company was founded in 1981 by two brothers, Richard Koh, executive chairman, and …

Singapore, Indonesia move to boost trade ties

Singapore, Indonesia

Singapore is looking to enhance cooperation with Indonesia through investments beyond traditional destinations, increasing tourist traffic and by setting up a business council involving both countries. A joint statement from Indonesian President Joko Widodo and from Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong provided details of plans to …

SFIC signs MOU with Seoul Design Foundation to boost Singapore's design capabilities

Singapore, SFIC, furniture design, Korea, Seoul Design Foundation

The Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC) signed its very first MOU with Seoul Design Foundation (SDF) to foster stronger collaboration in the field of design, in a bid to encourage talent development in the furniture industry. Under the MOU, the two parties will boost innovation in design especially in furniture for “Smart …