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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
Best Product Design for Home Décor and Houseware
Best Product Design for Lamps and Lighting
Best Product Design for Fashion
Best Product Design for Holiday and Gifts
Best Booth Display
Best Sustainable Design (Booth)
Eco Design Award
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/Rappler.com
Ally de Leon is a Rappler intern.