Where to Buy Peranakan Home Decor, Furniture in Kuala Lumpur
by: The Beat Asia
June 22, 2023
Apart from batik textiles and Malaysian wood carvings, there are plenty of home decor options in Kuala Lumpur, including Peranakan antiques. These items represent the unique cultural heritage of the Peranakan community, which is a blend of Chinese, Malay, and Indonesian influences.
Mixing these antique pieces with modern aesthetics can create a visually interesting juxtaposition that adds depth and personality to your living space. Just make sure to consider your house’s theme and style for harmonious integration.
It's also worth dealing with merchants who can provide insights into the history and significance of Peranakan antiques. If you are the personal stylist of your home, you may check out these shops for your next home decor hunt.
Peranakan Heritage Gallery
Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Central Market is a popular tourist destination that offers an extensive collection of arts, crafts, and antiques. You can find here the Peranakan Heritage Gallery that sells items like kebaya dresses, brooches and kerongsangs, beaded bags and shoes, as well as locally made postcards and other mementos.
For home decors, you can check out its porcelain tea sets, handmade baskets, and hand painted porcelain Nyonya wine warmer, to name a few. To learn more about its products, you may call +60 12-316 2228.
Location: Peranakan Heritage Gallery, G69, Ground Floor, Central Market, Jalan Hang Kasturi
Pucuk Rebung Malaysian Contemporary Art and Antiques
This antique shop in Kuala Lumpur is famous for its contemporary art and artifacts, as well as modern aesthetic pieces bound by culture and history.
Its exquisite collection of antique Peranakan or Nyonya wares dates back to the late 19th century and would make a perfect addition to every home’s aesthetic kitchen. Some of the best items we spotted are a celadon base scalloped stand dish, green base mini teapot, and yellow base chepu, to name a few.
Location: Pucuk Rebung Gallery, 18 Lorong Ara Kiri 2 Lucky Garden Bangsar
Homegrown brand Bingka specialises in silkscreen printing on fabric using traditional and contemporary designs. It then sews them into various lifestyle products and home decor accessories to create aesthetic yet functional goods.
You may spruce up your shelf display with its Peranakan collection, including tea towels (RM40), shopping bags (RM95), drawstring gift bags (RM45), and tile pouches (RM55).
Location: Bingka studio, Benefit Point Sdn Bhd (681106-K), 1st Floor, Wisma Maluri No. 5, Jalan Jejaka
Gingerroots Restaurant & Deco
For affordable antiques and retro furnishings, this restaurant with an antique shop should be on top of your list. Some of the Peranakan home decor items we found at the shop include a 1920s duck and floral-themed wedding basket, a tiffin carrier from the early 1900s (RM799), and a basin stand (RM1,800-RM2,500). For more information, call them at +60 17-333 5556 or email at [email protected].
Location: Gingerroots Restaurant & Deco, 87 Jalan Hujan Emas 8 @ Overseas Union Garden
If you're looking to add some beautiful Peranakan ceramics to your home, look no further! Keceramics is a Kuala Lumpur-based handmade ceramic shop born accidentally out of Rosmah Yaakub’s entrepreneurial pursuit and passion for ceramic design.
The shop’s ceramic pieces are handmade by local craftsmen from Ipoh, Perak, who specialise in rustic and bespoke designs. It offers ceramic tiles with traditional Melaka Peranakan-themed patterns (RM50 per piece) perfect for interior and exterior wall decorations.
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