Affordable luxury

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 12 October, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 12 October, 2011, 12:00am


Offering affordable inspiration for elegant European living since opening in 1995, Sol y Luna has worked on the premise that you shouldn't have to pay extortionate prices to enjoy Europe's top interior design brands in your home. The furniture and lighting showroom on the 16th floor of Horizon Plaza is an amazing 2,000 sqft collection of some of the world's best craftsmanship.

'We offer discerning buyers, from professional designers to end-user clients, exquisite furniture and lighting at affordable prices,' says marketing manager Winnie Yue. 'Our clients can place direct orders through our catalogue of designers and make incredible savings.'

Sol y Luna uses its spacious showroom to dramatic effect. As they pass through the dark wood entrance, visitors immediately see this is a furniture outlet with a difference. As the company name suggests - sun and moon - there are contrasting and complementary elements at work in Sol y Luna's carefully organised displays. Representing the best that Europe's design houses have to offer, it is the go-to place for those who appreciate designer furniture and lighting.

Originating from all over Europe but mostly Italy, the pieces are hand-picked by the owners, who are American-trained architects. Each item on display has its own particular qualities and is selected for a reason.

'We're proud of all our pieces,' Yue says. 'Each one is carefully selected from the collections of different designers.'

A range of brands are showcased to complement each other in the environs of the showroom. One of the best-known collections, Emmemobili from Italy, features superb craftsmanship in sculptured, curved wood. From modern pieces such as the Ufo and Sumo - a series of round tables and coffee tables marked by bases made from a single element in curved plywood and transparent crystal or wooden tops - to timeless classics such as the Barcelona chairs by Mies van der Rohe, there is a wealth of products on show. Pieces of furniture appear more pieces of art.

Sol y Luna has professional sales staff to put customers at ease when browsing or selecting items from the extensive catalogue. If you're looking for top quality design at affordable prices, visit Horizon Plaza's hidden gem - a premium furniture outlet where you can find the best European brands under one roof.