With the right home office furniture, you can really get into a work-from-home groove. Malaysian JOEYLIM tells us how he found his ideal setup at Gallery 278. We needed some home office furniture that would be readily available and also long-lasting, but it was very difficult to find pieces in the size and quality that we preferred. Specifically, we were looking for a working desk and a study chair. I was looking forward to having some nice furniture to work from home on! Gallery 278 had been recommended to us by friends and family. When we visited their showroom, we saw a sample of their range and it had a classic, timeless style. A big plus was that a lot of the furniture was in solid reclaimed teak, which is more durable than young teak since it’s less prone to cracks and splits. I especially

Gallery 278 203A Henderson Road (Wing A), #11-01/02 6737 2322 | Under the sunny skies of Singapore and against a backdrop of flawless white walls, the raw satin wood of our new home office furniture really takes on a peaceful, almost wistful, mood. labelled as “teak wood furniture”, but in reality, they may only have a thin veneer of teak. Others use solid teak for the table face and legs, but the drawers are made of plywood with veneer, so they feel very cheap and flimsy. It can be quite frustrating. When we inspected Gallery 278’s furniture, we were pleasantly surprised by the quality – and the competitive pricing! We’ve had no regrets about our purchases, and we would definitely return to Gallery 278, especially because the principal designer, Felicia, really knows her stuff.

liked the raw satin finish; this protects the wood with a clear matte coating, and allows the natural beauty of the wood to shine. Houses are getting smaller and smaller, which means getting the right kind of furniture to suit your space is crucial! In addition, I’m very particular about study or work desks: I like drawers, but not so deep that my knees bump into them (ouch); and I like them wide enough to put both my digital devices as well as my traditional stationery side-by-side. Because of that, we got a custom sized piece. It fulfils my criteria and is entirely made of solid French oak; it’s also narrower, so it makes it easier to manoeuvre in the room. The study chair is much simpler: I sat on it, it felt really nice, really sturdy, and it was surprisingly comfortable! Another thing important to us is that furniture must be entirely made of solid wood for durability. In various stores we’ve visited, many items have been

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