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Materia: Bamboo

The Materia: Bamboo presents artisan bamboo items of scale and decoration pieces into a curated exhibit. The Design Center of the Philippines product specialists: Dem Bitantes; Stephen Buñi; and Rey Soliven, and the Pampanga Furniture Industries Foundation (PFIF), collaborate to showcase the versatility of one of the country’s most iconic products.

Materia: Coconut

The Materia: Coconut setting is a showcase of products developed in collaboration with Design Center product specialist Wataru Sakuma and Philippine SMEs. It is a continuation of exploration and development of the various coconut materials using different treatment and manipulation techniques for interior and architectural application.

Lucent Objects

The Lucent Objects setting returns to feature lamps and lighting pieces that resulted from Design Center product specialist Stanley Ruiz’s experimentation with architectural wastes like corn husk, peanut shell, palm husk, pandan leaves, and anabo fiber.

New Generation Weaves

The New Generation Weaves echoes once again the voice of Philippine indigenous and natural materials after its successful launch in the 2016 Manila FAME October edition. Led by Paris-based design specialist Nelson Sepulveda, the exhibit pays homage to the Philippine artisanship that evokes a global contemporary lifestyle characterized by balance and restraint.

MindanaONE Fashion

MindanaONE Fashion puts into light the beauty of Philippine southern textiles in forms of dresses created by Davao-based designers and handcrafted by the region’s indigenous weavers. The garments, worn by Miss Universe 2016 candidates during one of the competition’s ancillary activities in Davao last January 19, represent the region’s T’boli weaves, indigenous cross-stitches, Yakan weaves, tribal weaves of Bukidnon, royal garb of Mandaya tribe, and Inuol ball gowns.

Christmas Pabitin Redux

The Christmas “Pabitin” Redux exemplifies Philippine festivities by incorporating two of the country’s iconic celebrations, Christmas and fiestas, into an illuminated display. Christmas décor in various shapes and sizes are hung from lattice of bamboo sticks to create ornate geometric shapes and symmetry as part of the exhibit by the Philippine Homestyle and Holiday Décor Association.

TM*/New Directions Redux

Materials are considered as the building blocks of transformation towards a new form of creative expression and design sensibility among Filipino artisans. Initially launched in the 53rd edition of Manila FAME in 2011, TM*/New Direction returns to reimagine the country’s four most iconic materials: bamboo, coconut, capiz, and abaca to inspire new material manipulation among artisans while also promoting its traditional practices.