Shibui Furniture Collective is an independent furniture studio based in Singapore. Inspired by the subtle beauty of vernacular objects and folk crafts, each piece of furniture is created as humanly and honestly as possible.

“The world may abound with different aspects of beauty. The lovely, the powerful, the gay, the smart—all belong to the beautiful. Each person, according to his disposition and environment, will feel a special affinity to one or another aspect. But when his taste grows more refined, he will necessarily arrive at the beauty which is shibui. Beauty cannot rest until it reaches this point.”

– Soetsu Yanagi


A Year Made Object - “If time were an object, what would it be?”
National Design Centre - Case Study: Design & Made In Singapore
Singapore Art Week 2017 - Design New Standard
Art2 Gallery - "Everything Is __________."
SingaPlural 2016 - A Blend of Senses

Selected Press

SilverKris - Meet Singapore’s next generation of traditional craft makers
聯合早報 - 藝術家與設計師 造物記疫年
Plural Art Mag - Objectifs’ A Year Made Object charts the passage of time
CNA Lifestyle - Creative Capital series
High Net Worth - Inside Shibui Furniture Collective with Kim Choy
ArtHop - Homing in: The Studio behind Shibui Furniture Collective
Lookbox Living Issue 54 - The Inspiration Issue
INDESIGNLIVE.SG - Is it Art or Design?
FEMALE Mag- Art After Dark
Axis Mag - 勢いある若手クリエイターたちが集う「シンガプルーラル
Cromly - A Woodworker's Warm and Cosy Home


Mortise & Tenon Magazine Issue Five - 10,000 Hours: A Journey into Japanese Woodworking

White Ash Spindle Bench Photography by Ivan Tan