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Editor’s pick25 years in the business

Henning Gloede, Managing Director, Siempelkamp Singapore, wood panels machinery, ASEAN, Conti ROll presses, MDF, particleboard

Henning Gloede, Managing Director, Siempelkamp Singapore. All things considered, Henning Gloede had a very exciting life. He is German by birth, but only spent eight of his 53 years in Germany. He grew up in Jakarta in the 1960s when his family moved there for his father’s job. By the time he returned to Europe for further studies, his …

Editor’s pickStar Chaser

Vietnamese young designer, Nguyen Hoa, Kim Do Company, Ho Chi Minh City, Marita rocking chair, International Furniture Fair Singapore

Vietnamese designer Nguyen Hoa realised his teenage dream of seeing his sketches come to life but that, he says, is not enough for him. Young Vietnamese designer Nguyen Hoa  Exactly five years ago, Nguyen Hoa decided he wanted to design furniture for a living. Today, this goal is realised with him finding his place at Kim Do Company, …

Editor’s pickSingaporean students at KTH Royal Institute of Technology identify new applications for Swedish pine

Swedish wood, Singapore, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Swedish pine, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Wood3 by Pine Nordic, a group presenting on a smart interior solution for offices in China. (Photo credit: Swedish Wood) In collaboration with industry organisation Swedish Wood, 27 students on the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management programme at KTH, most of them from Singapore, were asked to develop applications for Swedish pine. …

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 …