It’s a known fact that an individual’s living space says a lot about their personality, reflecting their tastes and preferences. You’d imagine the abode of a modern style maven to be in a high-rise condominium in the best part of town, complete with chic furnishing and finishing touches such as a Yves Saint Laurent coffee table book, for example.
The same can be assumed for a bachelor pad, which is a single gentleman’s living space. While the mention of “bachelor pad” evokes images of a dimly-lit apartment with cans of beer and empty pizza boxes strewn everywhere, it really doesn’t have to be that way.
The living space of a sophisticated, professional gent should ooze class and fine taste. Think clean lines, uber-chic furniture, a bar stocked with some of the rarest whiskies in the world, and high-tech gadgets that are the envy of his peers.
A posh bachelor pad isn’t a thing you only see in movies, either. You, too, can transform your bachelor pad into the coolest one in town — especially with our guide. From classy pieces by British furniture brand Timothy Oulton to an incredible 4K projector, check out these swanky furniture pieces and accessories you need to reinvigorate your bachelor pad.
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The Glacier Console by Timothy Oulton would make a classy centrepiece for your home. The table features four beams of timber encased in acrylic, set atop two large timbers also in acrylic — complemented by a spectacular bubbling finish. Each console is hand-crafted and made individually, so you can be sure of its uniqueness.
Light up your man cave (pun intended) with this streamlined S$2,399 floor lamp by Lyon-based manufacturer Jielde. Indeed, sometimes the best investment for your home is also the simplest.
Any self-respecting bachelor pad needs a high-tech entertainment set up — made up of swanky components such as Sony’s 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector (LSPX – A1), which was recently announced at this year’s CES.
The projector also boasts an impressive sound system, featuring a Glass Sound Speaker with 360-degree audio. It contains two organic glass tweeters installed on the front legs, three midrange speakers, and a separate subwoofer. Sony’s 4K projector is slated to start shipping this week for S$40,020.
We love this set of paraventi (or folding screens), which was a collaboration between Italian Berluti and furniture maker Ceccotti Collezioni. Each piece is hand-crafted in solid ash, upholstered in Berluti’s signature Venezia leather, and comes with a matching valet chair.
Yet another piece by Timothy Oulton (which is just the right fit for the sophisticated gent, if you ask us), this mentor chair features luxurious woven leather on the interior back and seat. The other parts of the chair are upholstered in a contrast of sleek, smooth leather, juxtaposed with rustic Weathered Oak legs.
This floor-to-ceiling bookcase structure, designed by famous architect Piero Lissoni, makes a great addition to a bachelor pad. It is made of aluminium uprights, with shelves of matte melamine available in two different depths. The system is suitable for a wide variety of uses — whether it’s in the kitchen, bathroom, living or sleeping areas.