Established in 2007 by Paveena and Craig McLean, the multi-level Abode outlet in Sathorn Soi 12 offers an extensive range of classic and contemporary furniture and attractive home accessories, including baskets, floor mats, mirrors, lamps, vases, picture frames, candle holders, and much more.
Here the theme is on natural home furnishings and wood predominates. Hard woods, including teak and mahogany, are the mainstay of the furniture items, some of which are reconditioned pieces salvaged from old houses. Original designs are made from wood sourced from sustainable teak plantations that have been certified by Trees4Trees™ and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), two NGOs that promote sustainable forestry.
The simple yet sophisticated products are fashioned by Javanese craftsmen based on European designs to create an East-meets-West beauty. Special care is taken to highlight distinctive patterns and natural textures. Using the French polishing technique, the final application of a toxin-free lacquer derived from tree sap not only protects the wood but also gives it a lustrous, rich finish.
A knowledgeable team of staff welcome customer inquiries and are ready with suggestions and helpful tips to guide buyers. Paveena and Craig also want their patrons to feel relaxed, ‘as if they are at home while shopping’, so unlike other furniture showrooms, at Abode customers are encouraged to try out pieces. Here you can take your ease on sofas and chairs and even have a lie-down on the bed you might be thinking of buying.
The shop also offers impressive after-sales maintenance and repair services, hence the longevity of a piece purchased from Abode.
Abode Handcrafted Living
142/140-41 Sathorn Soi 12 | 02 635 2040
abodebangkok.com | Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun by appointment