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Concept store opens in Singapore

Singapore’s furniture and furnishings category has a new addition – Guatemala-based In Situ.

Situated at River Valley Rd, the In Situ design and concept store showcases handcrafted pieces including furniture, decorations, antiques, soft furnishings and art pieces by international designers and artists.

The 1400 sqft store displays the works of such names such as Eric Ledoigt (France), Carl Myers and Laurel Jacobson (US) and Manuel Morquecho (Mexico) to name a few.

“We endeavour to introduce the creativity of these talented and independent designers and artists. We are confident that their authentic one-of-a-kind pieces will be the new toast of the artistic world,” said creative director Isabelle Persenda.

“We are confident that In Situ collections will appeal to design aficionados and discerning customers in this vibrant market, feeding their desire for innovative, custom-made collections,” she added.

In Situ offers a collection ranging from hand-carved tables made of Conacaste (South American tropical wood) to handmade Mahogany dinnerware and Mangrove lamps, all the way from the Manglares – America’s only authorised sustainable mangrove farm.

Key items in the collection include sofas, arm chairs, coffee tables, consoles and a limited collection of antique pieces.

In Situ also offers bedspreads and bed covers, soft furnishings and tablemats – all handmade, handcrafted or hand-woven on loom from 100 per cent cotton, as well as coasters, wall ornaments and gold-leaf items.

In Situ also provides personalised home interior design consultancy services to help their clients to visualise, choose and create their desired habitats.

“In Situ was originally created through the inspiration of nature and the rich and distinctive local culture of Guatemala. The country has a wealth of craftsmanship and artistic knowledge, which has been passed down through generations – so we wanted to focus on handwork, wood carving and weaving, which is essentially what makes In Situ’s offerings a unique proposition,” said founder Eric Ledoigt.

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