Pomelo gives Singapore first peeks at the Osso chair fresh off its Milan debut, and unveils products from Established & Sons – all at its new showroom during Saturday in Design!
12 May, 2011
In 2007, young couple Raymond and Karina Quah made a decidedly bold move by opening up a retail store in the living room of their brand new home. The decision was sparked by their inability to find furnishings they liked in Singapore, and their love for design.
Since then, the small ’store within a home’ has kept quietly going largely through word-of-mouth.
Stack dresser by Shay Alkalay for Established & Sons.
This year, however, Pomelo is taking a big leap forward with the launch of a full-fledged showroom in Chinatown, and an exclusive Singapore distributorship for Established & Sons – all to be officially unveiled at Saturday in Design!
Heidi stool by Sebastian Wrong for Established & Sons.
Pomelo will also be flying in Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec’s Osso chair for Mattiazzi, just off the Milan fair, specially for the event.
Osso chair by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Mattiazzi.
Raymond says that Pomelo will continue to bring in brands that it thinks deserve representation and recognition here.
“We carry smaller brands like Semigood – which makes furniture using traditional methods of carpentry and solid wood, and where each piece is still crafted by hand, and Mattiazzi – which has been quietly making chairs for the past 30 years for the top Italian brands,” says Raymond.
“Mattiazzi has recently been designing its own collections and I’m predicting it will be HUGE in a few years.”
Rian stools, Semigood.
He Said, Mattiazzi.
Raymond is also excited to be bringing in Established & Sons, which he describes as having “a very unique and distinct voice”.
“First and foremost, they consider themselves a design company. Not a furniture company. Not a home furnishings brand. That’s what I love about them.”
Easy Sofa by Klauser & Carpenter, Established & Sons.
Visit Pomelo during Saturday in Design Singapore on 21 May.
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