If the recently held Manila F.A.M.E. (Furnishings and Apparel Manufacturers Exchange) International is any indication of design trends in furniture and home accessories, then the use of natural materials continues to be in vogue. Save for a few collections done in resin, glass, wrought iron, and metal, most of the pieces showcased the range of indigenous and renewable materials available in the country such as wicker, abaca, raffia, rattan, vines, nito, and capiz shells. Aside from this, the show also featured a lot of products using recycled materials, including old newspapers, tahong shells, wood shavings, and coconut chips — proof of the Filipino’s unparalleled ingenuity.
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The first thing that caught attention were the lamps. And you all know we have a thing for lamps. Below are the lighting accessories that caught our fancy.
And then we have the lovely furniture and accessories.
19 October 2008
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open to the Public (with entrance fee of PHP 200)
sources: philstar and scrivener