BeLight is the brainchild of two friends Chicoy Estiñoso and Gerry Torres. It was formed out of a vision to create lamps and lighting fixtures that are specialized and alternative. It rests on the principle of solid conceptual frame and Pinoy ingenuity and craftsmanship. What makes Belight lamps more special is that they are hand made and produced in limited editions.
Photo shown above is BeLight's second line for Jt's Manukan (Joel Torre's Bacolod chicken inasal place) at Malugay St in Makati (behind Columns Condo).
It is a paean to the Masskara festival. There are five designs that differ in color and shape and constructed in metal and cloth. We wanted to let the lamps dance thus the undulating lines and pod-like shapes. For the color palette, we took our cue from the festival's street dancer's costumes. The lamps are approximately 36" - 42" in diameter and can be changed to all white for those who want a different palette and a more minimalist approach.
This collection, we learned, is called the "Alien Line." While not much information is said about this collection, we're betting it was inspired by the movie War of the Worlds. A science fiction film starring Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning.
Inset photo: Gerry Torres is an architect and the Dean of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts. Chicoy Estiñoso is a business administration graduate of Silliman University and works in a media planning office. The 70s line, as shown in this photo, is a playful rendition of floor lamps inspired by impressions of the decade and the evocation of the design sensibility that marked the period. Standing at approximately 5ft tall with a painted metal stand and a wire-framed shade wrapped in fabric. The lamps sell for P8500 each and comes in a limited edition of six per design. They can be viewed at Artemis Store at 2245 Pasong Tamo Avenue corner Sabio St. Makati.
BeLight creators accept orders for the lamps at these numbers:
Gerry Torres: 09175778449
Chicoy Estiñoso: 09189088198
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