HOMES by Rahim x Nik offers a variety of elegant, bespoke rattan furniture. Its aim is to introduce new brands to the public, and promote the work of Johor natives and furniture designers Rahim Ismail and Nik Ahmad Arifin. Rahim x Nik will also be collaborating with other local designers to provide home décor around the incubator space.
Rahim was born in the small coastal resort town of Mersing, and initially had ambitions of becoming a ship designer. Together with his team at DESIGN PRINCIPLES, he has been learning and perfecting the art and techniques of rattan furniture, and creating high-potential prototypes for commercialization. In 2009, his creations were hand-picked for showcase at Harrod’s under the ambit of Kraftangan Malaysia (an agency under the Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage Ministry), as representations of Malaysia’s best craft.
Nik Ahmad is from Endau, and has been creatively active since 2009 in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. He is considered to have designed the identity of the Malaysian furniture industry. Commercially, he collaborates with similar-minded clientele to unearth designs that fit both their shared artistic vision and practical needs.