We began life in 1987 as furniture traders, importing furniture from manufacturers around the South-East Asian region and exporting them through our office headquartered in Singapore. However, we soon encountered frequent product delivery delays and quality control problems from our suppliers. Frustrated by these problems over which we had little control, we decided that the best way forward for the Embowood brand was to establish our own production facility. In 1988, we officially opened the Embowood production plant in Kulim, Malaysia.
In order to maintain good quality and allow for lower costs, our production facility was set up with component-part production systems in place. This enabled us to ensure premium quality right from the foundations of our products and also allowed for easy customization of our sofas. In addition, we invested heavily in training our designers and craftsmen, with know-how and technology from leading furniture manufacturers across the globe.
In the 1990s to early 2000s, our easily adaptable production systems allowed us to act as the manufacturer of choice for a number of international big box furniture stores around the globe, and as a result we underwent a period of rapid expansion. In 2000, our company achieved the ISO 9001-2000 certification in Quality Management, an indication of our dedication towards achieving high quality in our products.
Today, our production facility caters primarily to mid to high-end furniture retailers in Australia, Japan, the USA and Europe and over the years, we have developed a well-known specialty in the niche segment of handcrafted chesterfield sofas.
The typical Embowood Chesterfied sofa is a deeply luxurious, completely upholstered sofa with rolled arms covered in tufted, buttoned leather. While we boast a large collection of traditional looking chesterfield sofas, we have of course also updated the Chesterfield to suit modern sensibilities with more streamlined profiles, while maintaining exquisite bespoke details such as hand-pleated rams-horn arms and hand covered leather buttons.
We have also developed a number of mid-century modern inspired pieces which nicely complements the more ornate stylings of the Chesterfield. In addition, we also have an extensive range of chaise lounges, beds, chairs and ottomans, amongst others.
Embowood is part of the Haven Lifestyle group, headquartered in Singapore since 1986. As an interior-focused lifestyle company, its other businesses also include the management of bed and bath brands in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. To find out more, please do visit the Haven Lifestyle website here.