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Grafunkt: With two Singapore stories selling iconic international design pieces, Grafunkt’s own line of furniture is what stands out. The powder–coated steel AA Rack shelving and Arlina Sofa are our picks.

One of the most interesting brands from Asia was Singapore’s Grafunkt, a lifestyle store that has its own furniture brand. Co–founder Nathan Yong has designed pieces for international brands such as Ligne Roset and Design Within Reach. “The show has been good,” he says. “We’ve had architects and hoteliers come through and discuss bespoke projects. Most of the people we’ve met have come from Asia and Australia but we’ve also had visitors from Uruguay, Ukraine and even Russia.”

–– Monocle Issue 73 Volume 08, May 2014