Kedai Bikin – Studio Bikin’s series of Malaysianmade furniture – now has its own showroom; it previously shared a space with DR.Inc and Nala Designs. The keyword is ‘Malaysian-made’. Adela Askandar and Farah Azizan champion local designs, even going so far as to engage local artisans, craftsmen and makers to ensure they benefit directly from these commissions. Also, furniture and fittings are made from mostly Malaysian material – such as rattan strings, steel and even salvaged timber balusters from old shoplots in Penang. Some of the pieces are more modern, like the marble side tables and the Ms Gray steel armchair, but others are contemporary remakes of classic ’50s and ’60s Malaysian furniture, such as the Grandaddy Lounger and the Merdeka chairs (pictured). From concrete taps and Tiang Lilin candle stands, to its newly-launched Bikin Batik line which offers cushion covers, table runners and upholstery fabric, Kedai Bikin is a homegrown, home decor heaven.
|Venue name:||Kedai Bikin|
8 Jalan Abdullah
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri, 10am-7pm; Sat by appointment only|