IN PHOTOS: Dazzling exhibits at Manila FAME 2014
MANILA, Philippines – It's that time of the year again. Fashion, furniture, accessories, and décor take center stage in Manila FAME, showcasing product innovations made by skilled Filipino artists.
One of Asia Pacific's longest running trade shows, Manila FAME runs from March 14-17 at the SMX Convention Center, attracting buyers from all parts of the world who seek beautifully designed pieces to be sold here in the Philippines and abroad. The biannual event is organized by the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM), the export promotions arm of the Department of Trade Industry (DTI).
This year, a lot of the exhibitors in Manila FAME are opting for eco-friendly materials, taking into account sustainability without sacrificing design.
For example, Pete Delantar's company, Nature's Legacy, has already made a name for itself in the international market by bringing eco-friendly designer furniture abroad, but the company still finds time to share these products with Filipino buyers. From bowls made of recycled paper to chairs made of recycled mango seeds, the company is just one of the exhibitors in Manila FAME taking love for the environment seriously.
Furniture designer Kenneth Cobonpue dazzles fair-goers with a circus-themed display, showcasing stools made to look like traditional headdresses, crocodile-shaped rugs, and even an acrobat masquerading as a light source.
Garments from Lulu Tan-Gan and Lenora Cabili using traditional materials and patterns, combined with modern designs, are also on display.
Here are just a few of the highlights from the trade show:
All photos by Manman Dejeto
Are you going to Manila FAME? Let us know which ones make it to your list of favorites in the comments section below! – Rappler.com