When it comes to custom make items in Singapore, many tend to assume that these bespoke, custom, tailored, or shall we say artisanal items come with a hefty price tag. Nevertheless, there are some who would still opt for these one-of-a-kind pieces as a way to assert their personality in the final design of their own home. And there is a broad spectrum of price points for custom items, ranging from budget to bewildering.
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.
You may associate custom furniture with couture fashion – expensive, exclusive, and aspirational…
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.