An apartment-style, Asian contemporary homeware showroom at the iconic Raffles Hotel
Largely-inspired by the glamour and Art Deco of 1930s Shanghai, homegrown furniture and design label Scene Shang opens its second store at the restored, colonial-style Raffles Hotel. And not unlike the luxurious property it resides in, Scene Shang exudes elegance through its showroom, which has been designed to resemble a studio apartment.
The quaint space is not overly-elaborate in order to keep the focus squarely on the award-winning furnitures, yet remains interesting. For one, the tiled flooring at the entrance comprise little hexagonal shapes which form the abstract image of plum flowers, a nod to the founding duo’s previous apartment building foyer in Shanghai.
Meanwhile, resting gloriously by the storefront is the Scene Shang Raffles Hotel-exclusive Invisible System ($2899), an innovation of the classic Shang System, a clear acrylic drawer set that’s made in collaboration with designer Larry Peh.
At the centre of the store is a living room area set-up, emulated through furnishings such as the geometrical Ming Side Table ($1299) and award-winning Jia Ju Rocking Stool ($380), plus the plush leather Yan Sofa (customisable). Not only is the couch a branch-exclusive, it is also the brand’s first couch design that’s locally-made.
Other Raffles Hotel-exclusives include the 1818 Collection of delicate blue-and-white porcelains, as well as a monogramming service available in-store. Walk away with meaningful pieces after you’ve added your own personal touches to them.