I’m in the design industry for 5 years already but it was just last Saturday (Oct. 17) when I got to attend the Manila FAME exhibition. Either I didn’t have the time or I didn’t have any requirements for a design project. This year, thanks to df, I finally got the chance to see what the Manila FAME is all about.
To those who are not familiar, Manila FAME is a bi-annual trade show organized by CITEM that showcases the latest trends and collections in home and lifestyle products from the country’s best manufacturers.
There is also a special display of designed items from the participants of CITEM’s product development program. This year, it is headed by interior designer, and owner of A-11, Eric Paras, as the program’s design consultant. Seven companies participated in the said program: two from Cebu, two from Iloilo and three from Manila. Aside from being CITEM’s design consultant, Eric also styled the special display booths for the event.
We saw several interesting booths and a whole lot of really good furniture and décor:
…modern vernacular lamps from one of my favorite lamps store, Azcor,
…country style accessories of From The Islands,
…and interesting pieces made of abaca and beads from Tadeco. I wanted to buy a floor lamp for a client, but it’s not for sale The company is based in Davao. Some of their pieces (particularly the abaca and beaded pillowcases) are available in Rustan’s. Hopefully they’ll open their own store here in Manila. I really like their stuff.
Seeing all those great designs made us feel proud to be Filipinos! Unfortunately, only a few exhibitors allowed us to take pictures of their booths. We just noted the ones that we love and hopefully we’ll get to feature them here on df.
Tags: azcor, eric paras, manila fame, tadeco
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