Chinese furniture design is always known for being quite hard and angular and the thought tends to bring to mind those hard, long and elaborate dark wood seats your grandparents like to pose on for family photos. They can be harsh (and sometimes a little scary) and these days, no one really wants that in their home. After all, home’s ultimately the place to go and relax after an exhausting day.
Founded by Pamela Ting and Jessica Wong, Scene Shang has found ways to incorporate elements of Chinese culture gorgeously into their delicate and modern homeware pieces. Inspired by their time in Shanghai, and continuing to work with traditional craftsmen from China, the two have continuously put out must-have homeware items such as their stackable SHANG system and Banker desk lamps.
A cult favourite for those in the know, Scene Shang has until now only been available online and in select stores in Singapore. However, earlier this year, the dynamic duo of Ting and Wong decided it was time to open their first flagship store, picking out a cosy shophouse on Beach Road. A trip to the store is like a visit to a design wonderland, with everything blending seamlessly together.
To commemorate the store opening, the brand has launched Jia Ju, a new furniture collection including a chair, table, sideboard and rocking stool. We took a closer look at the store (aka. shopping) to see what else is available to customers.
Scene Shang flagship store, 263 Beach Road, Singapore 199543, +65 6291 9629, shop.sceneshang.com