These homegrown labels are not only proudly made in Malaysia but they are also upholding and reinventing local traditions and artistry.
- Kantan Kollektiv
Specialising in rattan furniture, Kantan Kollektiv’s offerings emphasise originality and individuality. Their pieces are inspired by the founders’ travels and draw upon the ever-changing zeitgeist of locales around the world, merging East and West and the old with the new. What you get are timeless designs that are minimalist and elegant, with a touch of Scandinavian flair and a hint of the Hamptons. Each piece is carefully and lovingly handcrafted by a family of artisans, whose skills were honed and perfected through generations of practice and mastery.
|Address||No 4, Jalan 2/1 Taman TAR, 68000 Ampang, Selangor|
|Contact Details||+60125135979 | email@example.com|
|Operating Hours||Studio visit: Wed to Sun from 11am to 4pm (Closed Mon & Tue)|
2. Kedai Bikin
The retail arm of design consultancy Studio Bikin, this by-appointment-only store showcases a broad range of furniture and home accessories, which aim to revive retro favourites at reasonable prices. The designers work closely with local artisans, forging fruitful relationships that translate into quality goods for customers and direct benefits for the makers.
Kedai Bikin also carries a carefully-curated range of items by Malaysian and ASEAN designers, artisans, and craftsmen. One of their bestsellers is the Merdeka Chair (also available as a poster), their take on the PVC-rubber string weave chairs that were once de rigueur in many Malaysian homes. Other variants in the series include loungers with retractable footrests and bi-fold chairs that feature the addition of materials like timber and rattan.
|Address||1st Floor, 8, Jalan Abdullah, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur|
|Contact Details||+6017 575 8803 | firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Operating Hours||Monday – Friday, 11am – 5pm (Closed Saturday & Sunday)|
3. Fine Grit Studio
Founded by a pair of childhood friends who grew up to be engineers, Fine Grit Studio came about in 2014 because the pair wanted to offer custom furniture and products built with the highest precision and finest craftmanship. Together with a small team of young designers and makers, they produce pieces out of local woods, metal, glass, and tiles, often combined with laser cutting and engraving. They also have an online store where you can choose from a wide range of lifestyle and home décor products, including cake stands, pet accessories, desk organizers, and laptop stands.
|Address||NO. 28 JLN SC2, PUSAT PERINDUSTRIAN SG CHUA, 43000 KAJANG, SELANGOR.|
|Contact Details||+6019-2581415 | email@example.com|
|Operating Hours||Monday – Friday, 9am – 6pm (Closed Saturday & Sunday)|
4. LAIN Furniture
As the name implies, LAIN takes pride in being different and standing out from the norm. Many of their pieces are limited editions and celebrate Malaysia’s uniqueness and richness, drawing inspirations from all things local, including fruits like the mangosteen.
Its Australia-trained founder Hani Ali is known for her attention to detail, and it shows in LAIN’s impeccable woodwork, especially the use of the wood joinery technique that does not require nails. LAIN also makes it a point to upcycle vintage wood and give them a new lease of life while adding character and depth to the interiors of homes, galleries, and exhibition spaces.
|Address||No.16, Jalan USJ 1/32, Subang Jaya, 47600 Petaling Jaya, Selangor|
|Contact Details||+6017 3728 776|
|Operating Hours||By Appointment|
5. Rattan Art
From small items like baskets, which they first produced in 1954, Rattan Art has grown leaps and bounds into what they are today. Founded by the Tay family, the brand has since expanded into the production of furniture, home décor, and accessories. Moreover, they are crafted not only from rattan but also from complementary materials such as aluminium.
While its repertoire grew, the company never wavered from its core values of providing comfort, using the best local materials, and delivering great workmanship. Besides ready pieces that you can buy from their online store, Rattan Art also provides custom services and has done up many commercial projects, including popular F&B outlets in the Klang Valley.
|Address|| Ampang Branch – No.427, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
PJ Branch – No.75, Jalan SS 2/55, SS 2, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Melaka Branch – 4-6, Jalan Bunga Raya, 75100 Melaka, Malaysia
Muar Branch – 9, Jalan Temenggong Ahmad, 84000 Muar, Johor, Malaysia
Johor Branch – PJD 58, Parit Jamil Darat, Parit Jawa, 84150 Muar, Johor, Malaysia
|Contact Details||+6012-3795201 | firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Operating Hours||Mon-Fri 10am – 6pm, Sat 10am – 4pm (Closed Sunday)|
6. Rotan Lot
Rotan Lot’s objective is to refresh the traditional favourite into fresh, versatile pieces that are affordable. Most importantly, sustainable so that they can be enjoyed for generations. They put the durability and flexibility of rattan to full use through a varied collection that was designed with the modern home in mind and can complement a range of interior styles, from bohemian chic to minimalist and Zen. While their designs are innovative, they are also careful to maintain the rustic appeal of rattan that evokes nostalgia among many Malaysians.
|Address||No 48, Jalan SS 19/1d, Ss 19, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor|
|Contact Details||+60129081907 | email@example.com|
|Operating Hours||Open Daily Via Appointment|
7. MAD3 (madethree studio)
The trio who founded MADTHREE STUDIO was brought together by a shared passion for hand-crafted furniture and the belief that time-honoured handwork must be preserved for posterity. Also, they chose to focus on traditional PVC cord chairs while keeping a pulse on contemporary preferences. Merging the past with the present in both form and function. The result? Chairs that sport classic silhouettes and materials, updated with funky, edgy colour palettes. Their collection includes the “bulat” (round) chairs, S-stools, foldable twin seats, loungers, and armchairs.
|Address|| Explore their furniture at TriBeCa Artisan (Bangsar Village 2 & The LINC KL), The |
|Contact Details|| +6016 2988021 (Tang)|
+6019 9554341 (Bernard)
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