Your Taobao minimalist furniture guide, Lifestyle News – AsiaOne

Whether you’re moving to a new house or simply looking for new furniture to give your house a fresh look, you can definitely find everything you need at Taobao.

While you may have bought clothes and other household items off Taobao, you will be pleasantly surprised by the wide array of quality furniture available as well!

New furniture doesn’t have to be expensive to be good.

There are many locally (China-based) sourced brands and manufacturers that make cheap and uniquely designed furniture that will spruce up your living area. We zoom in on building a minimalistic interior design that many have drawn inspiration from.


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If you love Muji’s minimalistic style and concept, 筑木 (Zomo) is right up your alley. Not only are they cheaper, but the solid wood also timbered furniture imported from Japan and Korea which looks remarkably like Muji’s, but with a slight sheen to its finish.

Zomo’s modern and minimalistic designs are extremely well-thought-out. Smooth curvatures at the edges make it safe, especially for children and elderly, and a slight lean back of the sofa’s support has given more comfort to its guests.

Taobao Promotional Price:

  • Book Shelf: approx. $243 – $438
  • Coffee Table: approx.$265 – $483
  • Sofa: approx.$642 – $1908

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Metal Storage Rack. PHOTO:

Featuring furniture with sleek and straight cuts made out of metal, 铁梵 (Tiefan) goes for an edgy and grunge industrial style. Just imagine Kurt Cobain mixed with Axl Rose. The harshness of the straight steel bars are usually offset by the addition of bleached wood, or glass.

Tiefan furniture fits in any modern-day home. If you are looking to simplify your living area while adding character, they have got you covered. You may also find that due to the nature of its construction, the pieces are much more rigid and stiff. So they are not the best if you prefer a softer touch and look to your furniture.

Taobao Promotional Price:

  • Metal Storage Rack: approx. $29
  • Side Table: approx.$25
  • Bed Frame: approx.$142 – $155

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Qingluo Screen. PHOTO:

If you crave aesthetically pleasing furniture, Zii Home (致家家居) would be your haven. For most of us, decent looking furniture would do just enough for our homes, but Zii Home kicks that up a notch with their innovative pieces.

A piece of ordinary furniture is elevated into an art piece at Zii Home exuding the perfect balance between old and new. With wood meeting gold lacquer, Every piece here is simple yet classy.

I recommend browsing the entire catalogue as the dizzying selection can mean impulse decisions on your end. Regardless of your choices, the furniture from Zii Home is of the highest quality and produced by awarded designers, hence the higher price tags as well.

Taobao Promotional Price:

  • Metal Storage Rack: approx. $29
  • Side Table: approx.$25
  • Bed Frame: approx.$142 – $155


Wooden Storage Rack. PHOTO: Tiwoo

It is surprisingly rare to find minimalistic furniture that is vibrant in colour at the same time. Most minimalistic furniture are decked in muted colour tones, but not TIWOO’s. Most of their products feature strong bold colours with highlighted lines coupled with the creative use of materials.

Playful yet simple, the furniture at TIWOO (幕希家具) tend to target the female community, which is a bonus as they are less clunky and dull. But one thing for sure, they will definitely add a delicate touch to your home.

Taobao Promotional Price:

  • Nordic Inspired Desk Chair: approx $19 – $26
  • Wooden Storage Rack: approx $210


Lone Island Chandelier. PHOTO: Wood Show

Wood Show (木修远) is not just any lighting accessory.

They are masterpieces that brings peace to mind and harmony to the family. They are extremely rare to find on any other store which further proves their high value.

With designs strongly inspired by nature, such as the flight of a seagull and the growth of a wildflower, Wood Show products are absolutely must-haves.

The talented young team of artists and designers at Wood Show are behind these masterpieces and as with most creative works, the price may be a little steep.

They ain’t typical lighting so their prices won’t be typical as well, especially when you compare them with other options on Taobao. But if you think about how often you will be using the light, I think this is worth an investment.

Taobao Price:

Lone Island Chandelier: approx $117 – $870

Genie Wooden Chandelier: approx: $341 – $557

Through the Mountain Range Circular Wall Light: $269

This article was first published in Shopback.