June 29, 2022

M’sian startups that manufacture personalized and environmentally friendly wooden furniture


So if you don’t know, Vulcan Post is moving! And sometimes it feels like we’re a blushing newlywed couple taking the leap by moving into our own home.

It can be exciting, two minutes before you drown in a sea of ​​documents, agreements, and designs that you need to sign.

And part of that effort is getting some nice furniture to spruce up our new office.

So that’s where this article comes from.

But in our search for the bachelorette party to our bachelor in search of furniture, we discovered a number of eco-friendly bespoke furniture manufacturers in Malaysia who are ready to both do their part to save the environment and to help the environment. produce interestingly charming furniture that is no less chic, for everything from office spaces, homes and, yes, cafes.

1. Biji Biji Initiative

With the catchy, catch-all slogan of “We Make Things”, Biji Biji Initiative does well in custom because their woodworking isn’t just limited to furniture. They built unique screens for events, smart LED screens, art installations, decorations and furniture. And they do all of this using durable items. They even have a live counter on their site of the number of “thrown in” items they’ve reused.

Their recycled artwork exudes a sense of creativity that seems to suit the most hipster of trendy cafes. But as mentioned, they produce custom furniture at the request of the customer.

Glow in the dark table (Image credit: Biji Biji)
Image Credit: Biji Biji Initiative

2. Casa Bella Designs

With a wide variety of designs ranging from contemporary to simple and clean with a twist, the advantage of Casa Bella Designs lies in the wide variety of slightly different designs that would appeal to the most picky subsection of the population looking for. specific designs.

Not all of their designs (both custom and pre-designed) use fully reused wood, so they work with wicker, teak, stainless steel, and synthetic rattan. If your goal is to stay completely eco-friendly, be sure to clarify with them before you buy.

Image Credit: Casa Bella Instagram
Image Credit: Casa Bella
Image Credit: Casa Bella

3. Harith Green Carpenter

Harith Ridzuan saw a need for wood recycling, noting that many furniture buyers depend on new wood. As a seasoned carpenter, he decided to then incorporate reclaimed materials into his designs.

As the name suggests, they emphasize their designs, but Harith’s skills are reflected in their carpentry designs which showcase a lot of artistry and restraint.

They are also now experimenting with bamboo planks grown in Malaysia for a greener, greener option than traditional wood.

Image Credit: Harith Green Carpenter
Image Credit: Harith Green Carpenter

4. Second charm

Along with reusing wood in their original vintage designs, Second Charm is committed to incorporating genuine vintage materials, whether in their designs or sold separately. They also provide catering and upholstery services as part of their green approach to benefit the environment.

Their new designs pair well with their more vintage offerings, showcasing their sense of original design. Definitely guys to look for if you are looking for a conversation piece in your home, especially for repurposed custom designs.

Image credit: second charm
Image credit: second charm
Image credit: second charm

5. KayuBesi

As an environmentally friendly social enterprise, KayuBesi aims to reduce waste by reusing wooden pallets that would otherwise be thrown away by factories in Kajang.

This allows the team to produce rustic and interesting furniture that derives its dimension from the arrangement of different shades of wood pallets.

The designs they present are down to earth and straightforward. But like all of the companies compiled in this list, they adopt custom designs based on the different dimensions your space may require, or maybe if you have some ideas for making imaginative pieces of wood pallets.

Image Credit: KayuBesi’s Instagram
Image Credit: KayuBesi’s Instagram

6. Lishassahar Furniture

If Kayubesi reuses wooden pallets, then Lishasahar’s work is made from reclaimed pine, which is a lighter and softer type of wood. It is also salvaged, which means it was salvaged from old barns, factories and warehouses.

Another for the Hipster Cafe Hall Of Fame, their work combines the best of simple woodwork, backed up by delicate metalwork.

Image Credit: Lishassahar’s Instagram
Image Credit: Lishassahar’s Instagram
Image Credit: Lishassahar’s Instagram

7. The porniture workshop

Run by a husband and wife duo, Porniture Woodwerk specializes in bespoke furniture and offers the added specialty of designing unique play areas for pets, especially the fun cat bungalows.

It’s easy to see why the pair have gained so much traction for their furkid playground, and as an added bonus, their works are made from reclaimed pine wood as well.

Image Credit: Porniture Woodwerk Instagram
Image Credit: Porniture Woodwerk Instagram
Image Credit: Porniture Woodwerk Instagram
Image Credit: Porniture Woodwerk Instagram
Image Credit: Porniture Woodwerk Instagram
Image Credit: Porniture Woodwerk Instagram

8. The perfect fusion

Perfect Fusion also offers a wider range of woods and materials with which to build their custom designs, but some of those materials include reclaimed teak wood furniture. But, as with the other items on this list, they’re also prone to custom-designed furniture.

The designs presented are current and play a lot with strong vertical lines. Teak wood offers a greater sense of royalty and is also more sturdy as a furniture-making material, allowing for greater longevity. For traditionalists who prefer reliable furniture that will stay with you for longer, you’ll better appreciate these pieces that are simple enough to age well.

Image Credit: Perfect Fusion
Image Credit: Perfect Fusion

9. Pallet

Another huzzah for eco-friendly furniture, as Palleture is looking at transforming salvaged freight pallets into furniture like KayuBesi. But where KayuBesi reigns in rustic charm, Palleture approaches its design with a more sophisticated touch. The appeal of their designs is in the combination of different types of wood, such as pine, oak, cedar, teak, and maple, and in the use of different colors and textures.

As long as you’re ok with reclaimed wood, Palleture is able to customize any piece of furniture (at least, according to their site).

Image Credit: Palleture Instagram

10. ZVW + 4inci3hun

With a cool and stylish sense of design, these guys incorporate reused materials, pallets and steel for their designs to produce simple, minimalist yet bold looks (if a little uncomfortable to sit on)

Each piece of furniture is one of a kind and personalized for different clients based on what they want, and the reused nature of real materials can be pronounced or kept on a more elegant note.

In addition to their woodworking, the team also offers interior design services.

Image Credit: zvw.4inci3hun’s Instagram
Image Credit: zvw.4inci3hun’s Instagram
Image Credit: zvw.4inci3hun’s Instagram
Image Credit: zvw.4inci3hun’s Instagram

Feature image credit: Lishassahar furniture