IN PHOTOS: Pinoy craftsmanship at PH Int'l Furniture Show 2014
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines boasts men and women who have a way with creating beautiful things with their hands.
Intricate carvings on wooden tables and cabinets, modern design structure that incorporates traditional patterns on your chairs and beds – these days, it's not enough that one's home furnishings are sturdy. Often, they are decorative works of art as well, and Filipinos achieve these beautifully.
Three furniture trade associations – Cebu Furniture Industries Foundation (CIFF), Chamber of Furniture Industries of the Philippines (CFIP), and the Pampanga Furniture Industries Foundation (PFIF) – have come together to organize the first Philippines International Furniture Show.
It opened Friday, March 14 and will run until Monday, March 17th at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.
Notable furniture designers like Vito Selma and E. Murio's works are currently showcased at the event as well as well-established manufacturers based in the country.
Well-known designer and architect J. Antonio Mendoza is this year's event curator and creative director, chosen by the organizers for his understanding of the market and international trends and developments. "We are combining bespoke gallery pieces with the everyday, practical mass produced. We are presenting national creativity and capability in a contemporary setting reflecting world trends and standards," he said.
With confidence that they can meet the demands of big clients both here and abroad, seasoned and even young designers as well as manufacturers come together to give a wide variety of choices – be it traditional or modern pieces.
Here are some sights that caught our eye at this event:
All photos by Manman Dejeto/Rappler
Have you been to the Philippine International Furniture Show? Which pieces did you fall in love with? Let us know in the comments section below! – Rappler.com