Custom, bespoke, artisanal, tailored – you have probably considered one of these options while choosing furniture for your home. Having a furniture piece that’s one-of-a-kind is a great way to incorporate a statement piece that reflects your personality in your home’s design. However, the price range can be confusing; while you can get some custom furniture at budget-friendly prices, others can also stretch to the bewildering mark.
You may associate custom furniture with couture fashion – expensive, exclusive, and aspirational – which is true, for one extreme end of the spectrum. Think of this extreme end of the spectrum like a kinetic couture gown by, say, Iris van Herpen and on the other end, a Uniqlo T-shirt. Yes, even a Uniqlo T-shirt offers a custom element in them, albeit in a limited capacity, namely the standard sizes: XS, S, M, L and XL.
Between the couture gown and the T-shirt are items with various tailored elements, from the simple to the elaborate. Custom furniture also has a similarly broad spectrum, and you’d be surprised that most of the customisable items fall in the range of affordable, reasonably priced, and worth investing.
We quizzed custom experts from various brands and specialists, from fit-out, furniture, fabric, artwork, and accessories to give you tips on all things custom-made in Singapore and a ballpark of how much you need to set aside to acquire them.