Bangkok Furniture Shops & Home Decor
The fine craftsmanship and innovative design of the East have long been admired, and Thailand - together with Indonesia and Bali - has taken the lead with beautifully hand-crafted furniture and decorative items. Along with that, décor trends have increasingly been favouring Asian design and products, for their beauty, craftsmanship and because they are made from natural materials.
The wide range of traditional furniture is not where the train stops though, as a new crop of Thai product design brands have helped propel the growth of contemporary design movements. A highlight is the innovative use and transformation of natural materials such as bamboo, rattan, para wood, teakwood, leather and water hyacinth into fabulous and functional contemporary pieces. Crafactor and Yothaka are the two leading brands that set the trend for both materials and designs each year.
Furniture Shops in Bangkok
Agal Décor specialises in manufacturing Oriental-style furniture, bronze sculptures and religious paintings. Guided by its owner’s four decades of experience as an antiquarian, the brand prides itself in its ability to reproduce antique and furniture pieces to match the originals. The style is both traditional and contemporary, inspired by Thai, Chinese, Burmese and Cambodia art.
- Location: Crystal Design Center (CDC) on Pradit-Manutham Road
- Tel: +66 (0)2 102 2015
Once only popular among wholesalers and traders, Chatuchak Weekend Market has reached a landmark status as a must-visit place for tourists. Its sheer size and diverse collections of merchandise will bring any seasoned shoppers to their knees – this is where you can literally shop ‘till you drop’.
The 35-acre (68-rai) area of Chatuchak is home to more than 8,000 market stalls. On a typical weekend, more than 200,000 visitors come here to sift through the goods on offer. Veteran shoppers would agree that just about everything is on sale here, although not all at the best bargain rates. But if you have one weekend in Bangkok, squeeze in a day trip to Chatuchak Weekend Market and you will not be disappointed. Read More...
- MRT: Chatuchak
- BTS: Mo Chit
Crafactor’s innovative products reflect its unwavering ‘crafts meet technology’ design philosophy. The brand is the industry leader in the art and science of fusing traditional materials, such as bamboo and rattan, with modern technology to produce stunning furniture pieces that feel organic yet serves functional purposes. Crafactor’s design is all about simple forms, yet filled with thoughts and handmade details; its products are highly sought after by leading furniture showrooms in Thailand and across the world.
- Tel: +66 (0)2 679 9800
If you are after statement pieces that feel larger than life and are truly unique in their form, look no further than Korakot International. Using bamboo and the simple ‘tie-and-knot’ kite-making technique, artist and product designer Korakot Aromdee recreates striking sculptural pieces that add an elegant touch to any room. Each piece showcases elaborate handcraft details and an organic form that is dynamic yet soothing on the eye. Because the process is extremely time consuming and requires highly skilled craftsmen, it’s almost a guarantee that you won’t find the same piece of work anywhere else in the world.
- Tel: +66 (0)89 698 7963
Taking an eco-friendly approach to furniture design, OSISU fashions its products from reclaimed materials from the manufacturing processes and construction sites, such as teak scraps, tree roots and discarded chipboards. The thought-provoking design of each piece reflects the brand’s ability to push the limits of human imagination, whether in the underlying concept or final form. Combined with skilled carpentry and craftsmanship, Osisu’s pieces feel more like functional art than pure furniture.
- Tel: +66 (0)2 968 1900
Papaya vintage is like no other shop you have even seen before. Many have heard of it but few have actually stepped inside it. It is so bizarre that some of the greatest and genuine vintage items on display are not even for sale! So, what kind of shop would do that? If you haven't been there before, you won't be impressed by the location and even less by the exterior of the warehouse. Because that's what Papaya is; a warehouse in the suburbs of Bangkok. The entrance is small and resembles a workshop cluttered with junk and some workers chit chatting while fixing unidentified pieces of unidentified junk. Psychologically, this modest corridor will play a role in the way the shop progressively reveals itself to you. Read More...
- Location: Soi Lat Pharo 55/2, Lat Pharo Road Wang Thong Lamg, Bangkok 10310
- Tel: 02 539 8220
The story of water hyacinth furniture originates at Yothaka. Back in 1989, its product designers pioneered the use of water hyacinth in the manufacturing process to create furniture pieces the world had never before seen. Today, water hyacinth furniture is ubiquitous in the market, and the brand has diversified into other natural materials found locally, such as pineapple paper and yan lipao (a type of fern vine). It produces large furniture pieces as well as home accessories like place mats, straw baskets and photo frames – all exported to leading showrooms across the world. The design is essentially contemporary Asian and will add a touch of the East to any room.
- Tel: +66 (0)2 679 8631 to 32