Milan 2015. At Salone Internazionale del Mobile, DesignPhilippines exhibits weave metal lamps and light seatings inspired by the sea reflections, as well as home furniture and accessories in rattan, vegetable fibers, wood and metal.
DesignPhilippines represents not only a new way of living thanks to its furniture infused with an exotic esprit in line with international quality standards, but it also highlights new paths of responsible design.
Furniture and lamps of skilfully handwoven thin metal wire by Schema (see lamp A Cote above) combine local craftsmanship with contemporary design. The new collections, which are fine and light in their look, are obtained in the full respect of environment.
Industria Edition presents furniture components with geometrical volumes, realized in a romantic tempered steel that enhance irregular shapes in an amusing game of full and empty spaces.
After studies and an experience matured at an international level from San Francisco to Milan, Vito Selma has founded a line of furniture with a distinct pinoy taste which celebrates the textures and the natural elements of his country with furnishings of unusual shapes.
ATELIER A by Cebu Fil Veneer Corporation exhibits bamboo sofas, chairs and chaise longues handcrafted in the respect of the highest international sustainability standards.
Promoted by CITEM, the Centre for International Trade Expositions and Missions, and designed by Budji Layug the stand DesignPhilippines tells the story of a country involved in increasing the value of human and local resources with the aim of exporting and highlighting creative realities as an expression of artisan talent at an industrial level.
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Rosvi Gaetos from CITEM says: “In the last years Philippines have been living an important stage of economic development, that allows the improvement of the country efficiency and welfare on one hand, but on the other risks to compromise local traditions and cultures. Thanks to the support and the cooperation of international designers, the design/manufacturing houses present at SALONE Milan are active on both fields, so assuring employment and professional training in the full respect of Philippine natural, social and cultural resources“.