Another thing I forgot to mention when considering furniture for an apartment, is to measure the lift access, design furniture to be made in lift friendly sections, that can be assembled as one whole piece when cited in your rooms. A bit of a clever 3d jigsaw puzzle of sorts.
As per WTBHOTIA's advice, once you have decided upon a custom furniture shop that understands what design/style you want, the custom furniture shops will send someone to your home and tailor items that will integrate properly. They will draw up a scaled schematic of each item for final sign off, while taking into consideration of lift access, room orientation, wall lengths, distance from doorways, windows etc etc.. General turn around time is 4 - 6 weeks, from date of commissioning.
Definitely worth the time invested, as custom furniture will fit in better, while incorporating features, that will suit you specifically.
But I'd still check out the expat classifieds, ( like this one) a friend of mine bought an awesome Hollywood road sourced 2.8 metre/yard wide ( in 3 equal pieces ) solid timber vertical slat AV cabinet 4 months ago, ( second hand ), from an expat family who were leaving Hong Kong, which was beautifully made,for $2500hkd inc delivery from Sai Kung to Gold Coast. It was worth $20,000HKD new ! One seriously nice piece of quality furniture.
There are some real quality furniture bargains out there, especially at the moment....