A love for all things 'ugly'

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and Ken Tan has furnished his home with items which some may think unattractive, but are highly unusual and eye-catching. By Tay Suan Chiang

Published Fri, Jul 4, 2014 · 10:00 PM
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CREATIVE director Ken Tan declares: "I don't like beautiful things. I like things that no one would like." Yet, his home, while not to everyone's taste, is well put together.

Home for Mr Tan and his wife, Jennifer Banse, is a two-bedroom, walk-up apartment off Upper Thomson Road.

"Jennifer has a knack for finding places like this," says Mr Tan, who is also a partner at furniture retailer Supplies & Company. "I'm hesitant about moving to a new place, but I liked the split level in the apartment as it reminded me of my childhood."

Having lived in a three-room flat previously, the couple made the decision to upgrade to a bigger place, and moved in 10 months ago.

Mr Tan calls this home the "big brother" of the previous one, since he has stuck to the same look, which he labels "industrial pragmatism" from his love for…

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