As you’ve seen from our latest posts, Manila Now 2011 was full of eye candy. From the quirky, fun pieces of Space Encounters to the subdued, classic silhouettes of Triboa Bay, the styles we saw were varied enough to please anyone’s taste. But we definitely saw some similarities in the shapes and the feel of a lot of the displays in this year’s exhibition.
We still saw simple lines and rich textures but in bulkier, more solid shapes. We were particularly drawn to campaign furniture that seemed to transport us to the set of Out of Africa – a furniture style we’ve discussed here before. And this was a recurring theme in a lot of the pieces we saw. Of course wood was still the predominant material of choice — in particular, distressed and matte finished wood. A lot of the pieces felt very casual and utilitarian but still chic and expensive.
But the most noticeable trend that we got from Manila Now 2011 is that a lot of the best furniture makers come from Pampanga. We should schedule a Design Trail visit to Pampanga soon. Thank you to Manila Now and all of the exhibitors! We will definitely go back next year.
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Saw this sneak peek of Kate Spade’s 2011 spring collection over at ohjoy! yesterday.
So I guess we’ll be seeing a lot of bright and girly spaces in pinks, oranges, and yellows next year. (I know somebody who’ll be thrilled to know this! Go pink power!)
Just a dose of sunny images on this rainy afternoon.
Have a happy weekend everyone! -ardel
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