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Designers say Asian Modern is over


At the Philippine Furniture International Show (PFIS), exhibitors met the challenge to remain creative yet viable despite stiff competition from China and other markets.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Filipino ingenuity shines on local, global stages

SEA Princess enjoying Dedon furniture

The Filipino is loved all over the world. The overwhelming outpouring of global support for the victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” is testament to the solid relationships Filipinos have forged with all the world’s nationalities. We live in every country and are a part of the world community.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

New ideas from an old standard


Antonio “Budji” Layug, creative director of the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions’ Manila Fame furniture exhibition, emphasized that the fair, held last weekend at the SMX Convention Center, should be a place for designers and buyers to visit for novel ideas. The exhibitor’s strength is appraised according to the capability to generate fresh concepts.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Export-quality products, designs on display at Manila FAME

The 59th edition of Manila FAME, a biannual showcase of craftsmanship, design innovation, eco-sustainability and artisanship in Philippine products, will take center stage at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, on March 14-17.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

This is Design Philippines

DESIGN Philippines showcase curated by Budji Layug at the 58thManila Fame. Director’s chair and travel chairs by Matthew Brill for P&B Valises et Compagnie Inc.; stools by Ramir Bonghanoy for Bon-Ace Fashions; low table by Carlo Cordaro for Cebu Fil-Veneer Corp.; lounge chair, bowl and large table by Jude Tiotuico for Industria Home VicoManufacturing Corp.; chandeliers, candelabras, jars and panels by Mike Aguas for MCCA Industrial Corp.; bowls by Maricris Floirendo Brias for Tadeco Inc.; rug by Pacific Carpet. PHOTOS BY AUGUST DE LA CRUZ

When Budji Layug was tasked for the second time this year to design the creative showcase of Manila FAME, he was clear about his goals: to push the “Design Philippines” brand and to mentor new designers.

Posted: October 23rd, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »