Chen Foon Kee, 72, owner of Chun Mee Lee Rattan Furniture since he was 19, is one of Singapore’s last remaining craftsmen still making rattan furniture.

Why has one of Singapore’s last rattan furniture craftsmen seen revived interest – after decades?

  • Chen Foon Kee, 72, who has run family business in city state for more than 50 years, painstakingly creates shelves, tables and chairs by hand
  • Covid-19 has led to renewed interest in his light and durable intricate designs made from thin stems of palms that grow across Southeast Asia