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28 Jun 2016

How do you determine the placement height of your TV?

One of our customers, D sent an email SOS:Do you happen to know any practical design tips with regards to how high we should position our TV in relation to our sofa height? We are building our TV console/feature wall so we're trying to gauge how high/low to build it. Thanks.There's plenty of advice on the Internet teaching how you should go about planning this tricky TV placement. But many of the articles assume that you have a lot of variable space to place your sofa or that the size of the telly you're going to buy depends on the distance you have from sofa to the TV wall.Na uh. Singaporeans buy the TV size we want, placement is secondary. Also, we tend to be rather space starved this side of the world. :(So we got D to tell us more about his telly size, maximum distance from sofa to telly and then sent him this diagram: Assuming that D's going to be spending his time watching the telly in an upright position, we're looking at a sitting height range of 110 to 120cm for him to be at eye level to the center of the TV. This will be at the 30cm mark on D's telly (his telly measures 100 x 60cm).D's distance from the sofa to his telly is quite close at 1.8m so we recommended that he hooks up his TV at the lower end of the sitting height range. This gives us 80cm (110cm - 30cm) for the distance between the floor and to the edge of his telly.The seating height range can be more accurate if D factors in his sofa seat height and the height of his seating posture.And that's all assuming that D's not going to be lounging like insomniac Edward Norton in Fight Club (see banner image)! 
22 Jun 2016

Blafink x Prettypegs on Lookbox Living

Schweet! Our friends at Lookbox Living gave us a mention for our furniture collab with Pretty Pegs.Here's a quick abstract:Put your own spin to your furniture and stand out from the crowd. Furniture customisation specialist Blafink recently started a new collaboration with Sweden-based Pretty Pegs, giving you a myriad of options to customise the legs of your furniture.The full article here: Customise your furniture with pretty pegs
30 Apr 2016

Maison Ski Sofa Makes it to ST Life!

We relaunched our site and the spanking new look gets a mention on the Straits Times Life! pages. Excited that our adorable Maison Ski, a 1.6m two seater sofa got her 5 minutes of fame on our local papers.The full article here - Design news: Customise a sofa online
14 Apr 2016

Blafink shares with Loftez on the Furniture Customisation Process

We had a quick email chat with local home furnishings portal Loftez and told them about our furniture customisation process.Here's an abstract:We always start off trying to figure out our customer’s needs. Some of them already have something in mind but most customers need some guidance. So we usually start off with sussing out their preferred style and then we take our customers around the showroom to try out different sofas to piece together a unique comfort DNA. The full article here: An Interview with Blafink on Customizing Sofas and Upholstery
20 Jan 2016

Gable Sofa in Square Rooms magazine's Furniture Forecast

Our eye catching armless Gable sofa gets in 2016 early with a snap feature on local home interiors magazine Square Rooms.The back story is: We were asked what's going to be a hit in 2016 and we picked Gable as the answer. With small apartments here to stay, the armless sofa form will be popular with home owners! Square Rooms editors seem to agree! Yay!