In a world where most entrepreneurs opt for a Fordism method of business operations, we believe in producing bespoke handcrafted custom furniture right here in Singapore like no other furniture maker . Fordism is whereby manufacturers invest in mass production or utilising heavy machinery and equipment for their creations. As a Singapore based design and custom crafted furniture ,SMOKE® invest ample time and effort into the creation of each and every piece of designer furniture.
Every design is sparked by a moment of inspiration and handcrafted in limited number of pieces. These ideas then come to life, courtesy of our remarkable and highly skilled artisan team with many years of woodworking andfurniture design experience.
With an outstanding Singapore design team , using premium sustainable wood component of variation of wood species, our handcrafted custom furniture are a truly unique work of art, and no two pieces are exactly the same. The grain pattern of each wood type ensures that even seemingly identical stools are distinctly unique if you take a closer look. Over the years, we have established a wide and diverse array of bespoke creations, ranging from furniture to inspiring custom wall art and accessories.
From unique and signature skill like the Shou Sugi Ban technique and the promotion of live edge furniture, our works are far from conventional. SMOKE® is a pioneer when it comes to the Shou Sugi Ban technique in Singapore. This technique originated in Japan in the 18th century. Japanese craftsmen adopted this method as a way to treat wood to make it waterproof. This charring process gives the wood a deep custom charcoal black colour and reveals pristine, distinct lines and inherent textural beauty. The live edge collection retains the natural shape and looks of the wood to give it an earthy vibe and an authentic look.
Responsibly sourced wood
At SMOKE®, we strongly believe in sustainable business practices. Hence, we give importance to protecting and sustaining our environment. Responsibly Singapore sourced and certified, our wood is highly sustainable and hence contributes to an eco-friendly home. Although responsibly harvested wood is a renewable source, we dedicate extra effort to utilising recycled wood without compromising on quality as well. This effort reduces the carbon footprint and helps us fight against climate change.
Custom Handcrafted Live Edge Teak Wood Dining Table
Customise Shou Sugi Ban Furniture
With neatly arranged tools, gouges and wood-carving knives. His tools are sharp and abundant, in his studio confirming the bespoke & handmade nature of his work. MW @ Smoke® often use an electric grinder to begin hollowing out the solid wood, which is hazardous work. He has also become a skillful master in Shou Sugi Ban technique with the blowtorch, which he fires into the half formed vessels. This process not only creates the burnt patina, but is also integral to the eventual shape of the art piece as the wood crack and charred under the heat. The art work solid wood may split, shapes may become irregular. The results are unpredictable, fulfilling MW vision to work without a stagnant design.
Handcrafted Shou Sugi Ban Kano Plate
Etsu Shou Sugi Ban Candle Holder
Here are some of the tea light wooden candle holders I’ve been designing & handcrafting with recently. They’ve all been made from my stash of reclaimed angsana solid wood and pieces from my over-cut piles.
Etsu 5 tea light wooden candle holders are sort of from my Zen inspiration , using Shou Sugi Ban to charred just created exceptional patina to this piece, along with the natural live edge curve and convex shape will create a inspiring ambience to any corner of the house.
This Etsu live edge wooden tea light is the perfect home decor gift idea for someone special. It would also make a lovely addition as a statement piece decorations, but will be equally as magical in way you place it...
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