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OLD SOUL: The house is believed to have been built in the 1940s. In the living room a structural concrete pillar and beam have been painted to resemble rusted steel. Solid oak flooring was laid over the original floor tiles.

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In one corner of the bedroom is the Elizabeth sofa which Mr Yong designed for Ligne Roset, and a DCW Mantis lamp.

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The Valet Chair is designed for hotelier Loh Lik Peng's upcoming hotel in Sydney.

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PRECIOUS: On a display shelf in the dining room are vintage toy cars and Playmobil toys, which Mr Yong played with as a child.

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PRECIOUS On a display shelf in the dining room are vintage toy cars and Playmobil toys, which Mr Yong played with as a child. He also collects animal figurines (above) made of wood, ceramic and even concrete.

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NATURE LOVER: (Above) Mr Yong's love for greenery is evident from the potted plants that dot various parts of the home, from the dining room to the bathroom. The bathroom has Gobi mirrors and antique-inspired brass taps which Mr Yong found in a shop in Geylang.

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NATURE LOVER: Mr Yong's love for greenery is evident from the potted plants that dot various parts of the home, from the dining room to the bathroom. (Above) The bathroom has Gobi mirrors and antique-inspired brass taps which Mr Yong found in a shop in Geylang.

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Nathan Yong, furniture designer and co-founder of Grafunkt.
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Dream home

Furniture designer Nathan Yong has always wanted to live in a colonial black-and-white house. His wish came true when he chanced upon one in Katong.
Jan 3, 2015 5:50 AM

DESPITE having two spacious showrooms, one at Playfair Road, and the other at Millenia Walk, Nathan Yong, furniture designer and co-founder of Grafunkt, has bigger ideas. "Wouldn't it be so cool to have a House of Grafunkt," he asks. "A house where shoppers can experience the Grafunkt lifestyle

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