Working in the heart of Singapore, designer Nathan Yong credits the restful elegance of his furniture to the congestion of city living. “My work is a reflection of my yearning for nature in this concrete jungle,” he says, adding that he strives to instill a fondness for his pieces that deepens over time. For his Cove Canopy Bed (2019), Yong fosters that bond by carefully rounding over inner edges of the side rails rather than squaring them off “to make the mattress seem like it’s ‘tucking into’ the bed frame.” And he uses gracefully turned-and-tapered bedposts that he hopes will invite lingering touches. “Giving respect to materials and craft is very important,” he says. Made in Malaysia.