In Situ

The buzz: French designer Eric Ledoigt, who started In Situ in Guatemala 12 years ago, has opened a Singapore edition in partnership with former graphic designer and photographer Isabelle Persenda. The founders work exclusively with independent, underthe- radar designers and artists from all over the world to produce one-of-a-kind artisanal furniture and furnishings.

The vibe: Lush, contemporary and slightly rustic, the 1,400 sq. ft. space, though cramped for a showroom, is thoughtfully put together and styled like an open-concept home. A commanding wooden dining table with matching chairs greets you at the entrance, while further inside is the living area (the only thing missing is a flat-screen TV) and a warm bedroom under a skylight.

The goods: Besides Eric Ledoigt’s works, the showroom also features the designs of celebrated names like M anuel Morquecho, Carl J Myers and Laurel Jacobson. Most of the goods are handcrafted and produced in Guatemala by artisans. Highlights of the collection include a hand-carved table made of conacaste (South American tropical wood, $9,883), Mahogany dinnerware (from $458) and Mangrove lamps made out of sustainable mangrove trees (from $1,896). Other key items include sofas, armchairs, coffee tables and a selection of antique pieces (from $58).

Why you’ll be back: For beautifully crafted furniture that look like works of art. And if the stylish space doesn’t provide enough inspiration, the company also provides personalized interior design consultations to help you visualize, choose and create your ideal home.