Setting the mood with quality, value and finesse

PUBLISHED : Friday, 07 September, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 07 September, 2012, 11:01am

In decorating any room or apartment, the key is to find the right balance between style and comfort. Realising that, Infurniti Home makes a point of selling furniture and accessories that combine high-quality craftsmanship with everyday functionality.

According to manager Jannie Peng, the guiding principle is to help customers create a distinctive mood and ambience in each room, while also providing real value for money. Behind this is the belief that furniture and accessories should look great, feel great and possess an intangible quality, so people enjoy their "company".

Besides offering classic English, French and Italian pieces, the firm also stocks an eclectic mix of "modern classics", which unite fashion and versatility.

"We are a very quality-conscious store and want to give people beautiful pieces that will last a long time," Peng says.

Wherever possible, the firm also looks to promote a message about ecology and sustainability.

Among the newer arrivals, examples include a two-metre-long Toro bench made from salvaged narra wood and elegant cherry wood dining sets.

"We like to take inspiration from nature," Peng says. "A tree grows over time and the wood has its own history. This gives great character to well-made furniture, especially statement pieces."

If required, items can be individually designed and custom-made using a variety of hard-wearing woods such as oak, teak, walnut and beech. Some also incorporate exotic woods - ebony, nanmu, palisander or rosewood - to create unique accent pieces.

However, Peng stresses that any exotic wood sourced from countries such as Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines and Brazil comes only from properly licensed exporters who observe strictly imposed controls intended to end indiscriminate logging.

"If we can't get enough wood from fallen trees, that just has to be accepted," she says.

The firm is working with foreign designers to give products an "edge". This has seen the introduction of wooden furniture offset with bronze and other metals for a distinct artistic impression.