Rustan’s, the country’s premier destination for luxury goods and quality products, has long been a supporter of the arts through its partnership with notable personalities from the local and international art scenes.
Last year, a limited-edition home merchandise collection was launched in collaboration with legendary Philippine National Artist Benedicto “BenCab” Cabrera. Rustan’s celebrated the painter’s 50 years in visual art by showcasing his works in a well-loved artisan home collection.
This November, Rustan’s continues to promulgate its passion for the arts and commemorate the significant contributions of the National Artist with the launch of a new collection under Our Very Own.
Embedded artworks of BenCab’s “Blue Sabel” (2005), “Images of the Past” (1999), “Madonna” (2014), “Pillow Vendor” (2012) and “Kutohan” (2014) have been added to the retail giant’s new collection of home decor and accents.
From the sophisticated-looking porcelain plates to unconventional mugs, extraordinary cushion covers, attractive fans, decorative trays and pretty utility boxes, the collection features classic visual interpretations of Filipino culture in the olden times through design elements of mother and child, monumental figures, traditional masks and different portrayals of women at work.
The collection was launched at an intimate cocktail event at Rustan’s Makati. The artist’s family and friends, members of the media, Rustan’s loyal patrons, and Manila’s noted art collectors and enthusiasts joined BenCab in the celebration.
Rustan’s X BenCab Collection is available at Rustan’s in Makati, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Cebu and Our Very Own Resorts World.