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Art Design How the Tatler House Singapore Shophouse Celebrates its Local Roots

How the Tatler House Singapore Shophouse Celebrates its Local Roots

How the Tatler House Singapore Shophouse Celebrates its Local Roots
The living area of Tatler House is currently furnished with the Stan sofa, Iris coffee table and Candy bench from Akar de Nissim
By Hong Xinying and Kissa Castañeda
March 04, 2021
Dubbed the Tatler House Singapore, the new office of Tatler Singapore is housed in a historic shophouse that also functions as an inspiring lifestyle venue

This article was updated on 24 May 2021

What brings people together? Besides having shared passions and a natural camaraderie, it is perhaps the spirit of a place that keeps a community together. That is what we aim to create at the Tatler House Singapore, a lifestyle destination that is also the headquarters of Tatler Singapore.

 
Take a tour of the Tatler House Singapore with Tatler Homes Singapore managing editor Hong Xinying and Tatler Asia - Homes & Travel editorial director Kissa Castañeda.

Located at 34 Bukit Pasoh Road, the appointment-only venue is designed as both an office and entertainment space to connect with colleagues, clients, and the wider Tatler community.

(Related: Introducing Tatler House Hong Kong: A VIP Venue Inside The Upper House)

The entrance of Tatler House Singapore
The entrance of Tatler House Singapore

1/5 Historic Roots

Set in Tanjong Pagar, Tatler House Singapore is right in the middle of the country’s most creative districts. It is right across members’ club Straits Clan, and mere steps away from award-winning restaurants such as Burnt Ends and Zen, renowned bars including Live Twice and The Old Man.

The Tatler House Singapore occupies a three-floor shophouse in Yee Lan Court, a row of charming shophouses dating back to 1928. The ground floor is home to the Tatler Salon, a welcoming living room area featuring rotating exhibitions; it is also the social centre of the Tatler House.

(Related: Here's Why Minimalists Will Love The Collections From Singapore Furniture Brand Akar de Nissim)

2/5 A Creative Mix

Furniture, lighting and decor pieces by homegrown brand Akar de Nissim form a creative tableau at the living area, accompanied with artistic wallpaper and upholstery fabrics from Pierre Frey as well as tableware and decorative items from Huls Singapore, and scented with a selection of home fragrances from Escentials.

(Related: Here's Why Minimalists Will Love The Collections From Singapore Furniture Brand Akar de Nissim)

The living area also features accent cushions from Pierre Frey and shelves dressed with tableware from Huls Singapore
The living area also features accent cushions from Pierre Frey and shelves dressed with tableware from Huls Singapore
The Amphore wallpaper by Christian Astuguevieille from Pierre Frey creates a focal point at this nook in the living room, which also features the Candy Bench, Mandchu chairs and Gatsby floor lamp from Akar de Nissim
The Amphore wallpaper by Christian Astuguevieille from Pierre Frey creates a focal point at this nook in the living room, which also features the Candy Bench, Mandchu chairs and Gatsby floor lamp from Akar de Nissim

3/5 Make a Toast

On the mezzanine is the physical space of The Tatler Bar, which is designed for intimate tastings and gatherings. It features prized spirits and champagnes selected by The Tatler Bar team and is also furnished with collections from Fritz Hansen.

Appearing alongside decorative glass screens by StudioNorm from Synergraphic Design, a bespoke whisky cabinet by local maker Roger&Sons takes pride of place in this space. Designed specially in collaboration with Tatler Homes Singapore, the cabinet features a beautifully crafted in locally-sourced angsana wood and chamfered sliding doors.

(Related: Think That The Fritz Hansen Showroom Is #DecorGoals? Jaime Hayon Discusses The Inspiration Behind Its Design)

The Tatler Bar at the Tatler House Singapore
The Tatler Bar at the Tatler House Singapore
The Roger&Sons Angsana Whisky cabinet takes pride of place on the mezzanine, where the Tatler Bar is located. The area is also furnished with glass screens from Synergraphic Design, and will soon include chairs from Fritz Hansen
The Roger&Sons Angsana Whisky cabinet takes pride of place on the mezzanine, where the Tatler Bar is located. The area is also furnished with glass screens from Synergraphic Design, and will soon include chairs from Fritz Hansen
A view of the Tatler Bar area, which is furnished with the Fri armchairs by Jaime Hayon and the Series 7 bar stools by Arne Jacobsen from Fritz Hansen, available from W. Atelier
A view of the Tatler Bar area, which is furnished with the Fri armchairs by Jaime Hayon and the Series 7 bar stools by Arne Jacobsen from Fritz Hansen, available from W. Atelier
Neverending Glory table lamp by Jan Plecháč and Henry Wielgus from Lasvit, available from W. Atelier
Neverending Glory table lamp by Jan Plecháč and Henry Wielgus from Lasvit, available from W. Atelier

4/5 An Artistic Flourish

Map on Full Moon, a series by UK-based practice SL Studio from Gallery 1819, pictured at the living area of the Tatler House Singapore
Map on Full Moon, a series by UK-based practice SL Studio from Gallery 1819, pictured at the living area of the Tatler House Singapore
Polyhedron by Chinese artist Julie Zhu takes pride of place next to the Tatler Bar and a pair of Fri lounge chairs by Jaime Hayon from Fritz Hansen
Polyhedron by Chinese artist Julie Zhu takes pride of place next to the Tatler Bar and a pair of Fri lounge chairs by Jaime Hayon from Fritz Hansen

Recent additions to the Tatler House Singapore include artworks from Gallery 1819, which bring a glamorous touch to both the living area and Tatler Bar. Curated in collaboration with the Tatler Homes Singapore editorial team, the art selection echoes the metallic finishes on the furnishings while creating visual interest on the ground floor and mezzanine level. 

The Map on Full Moon series by UK-based art and design collective SL Studio is a series of three aluminium discs that catch the eye at the living area; each disc features the cartography of notable riverbanks in London, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Polyhedron, a work by Chinese artist Julie Zhu, placed next to the Tatler Bar, draws inspiration from a polyhedral lamp that the artist deconstructed into a two-dimensional form. Its 18k gold foil detailing evokes the brightness and vitality of the sun and the metallic detail also picks up the gold finish of the bar shelves and island counter.

Related: Greek Contemporary Artist Ellie Lasthiotaki Holds First Foreign Solo Art Show at Gallery 1819

5/5 A Creative Hub

An artwork from Talking Textiles creates a focal point at the studio, which is furnished with an armchair and side table from Allemuir
An artwork from Talking Textiles creates a focal point at the studio, which is furnished with an armchair and side table from Allemuir
An alcove in the living room features the Guimar side table, Gatsby floor lamp and Marceau Rocking Chair from Akar de Nissim
An alcove in the living room features the Guimar side table, Gatsby floor lamp and Marceau Rocking Chair from Akar de Nissim

The second floor houses the hotdesking space and the back office. It has a pocket garden and a balcony at the airwell—typical shophouse elements that let the natural light in.

A flight of stairs leads to the third floor, which has two rooms. One serves as a meeting room while the other is the Tatler Studio, which functions as a multi-purpose media room for photography and live streaming of virtual talks organised by Tatler Singapore; it’s furnished with a cosy selection of chairs from Allemuir by The Senator Group.

(Related: Home Tour: Interior Designer Ed Ong Creates an Inspiring Home Office in a Shophouse)

As every avid decorator would know, an interior is always a work in progress—stay tuned for more updates on the Tatler House’s next design refresh soon.

  • Photography Benny Loh
  • Photographer's Assistant Samuel Gan and Low Zhi Qin

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Art & Design Tatler Homes home design decor furniture Akar de Nissim Roger&Sons Pierre Frey Huls Singapore Synergraphic Design Talking Textiles

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