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IN PHOTOS: 2023 Manila FAME’s Katha Awards winners

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IN PHOTOS: 2023 Manila FAME’s Katha Awards winners

Photos from CITEM

See this year’s showcase of Filipino design excellence in the home, fashion, and lifestyle industries

MANILA, Philippines – The Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) revealed the highly-awaited results for this year’s KATHA Awards for home, fashion, and lifestyle on Thursday, October 19. The ceremony, dubbed “Pagsibol: A Gala Night Celebrating Filipino Design Excellence,” was hosted by Manila FAME in celebration of its 40th anniversary.

The KATHA Awards recognizes innovations and excellence in Philippine product design across furniture, home décor and houseware, lamps and lighting, holiday and gifts, and fashion. According to CITEM Executive Director Edward Fereira, the awarding body “never fails to recognize ingenious designs by Philippine artisans and designers alike.”

Notably, First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos attended the gala night, encouraging the audience to “continue to work together in making our products competitive in the global market.”

Take a look at the winners of this year’s KATHA Awards here:

Best Product Design for Furniture
ALL FRILLS. The Allegra Chair by Vito Selma. CITEM
Best Product Design for Home Décor and Houseware
EARTHENWARE. Two Earths by Pumice X Red Slab Pottery. CITEM
Best Product Design for Lamps and Lighting
LEAVES SOME LIGHT. Quill Hanging Lamp by Triboa Bay. CITEM
Best Product Design for Fashion
BASKET, BEJEWELED. Emman by Mele + Marie. CITEM
Best Product Design for Holiday and Gifts
STAR NG PASKO. Lara Samar Parol by Lara Banig, Inc. CITEM
Best Booth Display
WEB OF WONDERS. Booth by Industria. Photo/CITEM
Best Sustainable Design (Booth)
HINTS OF THE PROVINCE. Booth by the Province of Tarlac. CITEM
Eco Design Award
INDIGENOUS INSIDE. Lara Samar Stool Box by Lara Banig, Inc. CITEM

Established in 1983, Manila FAME is one of the country’s leading trade shows. It showcases the creations of Filipino MSMEs and artisan communities in the spheres of home, fashion, and lifestyle. – with additional reports from Ally de Leon/

Ally de Leon is a Rappler intern.

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