In 1995, we first set up our first furniture store in Singapore at the then-unknown locale of Dempsey Hill. Our initial collections comprised mostly of Dutch Colonial and Javanese pieces, born from a passion for teak wood and antique craftsmanship of a bygone era.
Our tastes have evolved over the years, and the range has expanded to include eco-friendly designer furniture, reclaimed teak wood furniture, as well as premium outdoor pieces for the garden and patio.
Since our inception, we have grown from a steady word-of-mouth fan base amongst friends and customers, to having our furniture pieces featured in beautiful house décor and prominent commercial spaces around Singapore.
Though the business has since moved to different premises, our practice of a personal touch has not changed. You, our customer, remain the most important part of our Journey.
Refurbishing vintage furniture breathes new vitality into a classic piece, and recycling wood births furniture from eclectic sources such as old buildings, railway sleepers, fishing boats etc.
Some of our reclaimed wood collections are also certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), a non-profit organization devoted to encouraging the responsible management of the world's forests.
Journey East chooses furniture from partners who demonstrate fair trade practices and who endeavour to reduce their carbon footprint through eco-friendly practices such as 100% hand-made construction in furniture-making. We are also glad to have been instrumental in the development of the small tradespeople in Indonesia. Through our dealings with them, we have seen families learn to start small distribution networks, aiding the provision of education to their children, as well as improved living conditions.