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FIND YOUR TRIBE: MINDANAO

INTERWOVEN STORIES

For these fashion designers from the South, style and local pride go hand-in-hand

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KEN SAMUDIO

ROLLIN’ IN THE DEEP

This marine biologist crafts exquisite accessories inspired by the sea and found treasures

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DESIGNS LIGNA

KEEPING IT ALL IN LINE

This long-time manufacturer not only produces fine furnishings, they help keep the design industry alive

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RETROSPECTIVE

7 MEMORABLE KATHA AWARD WINNERS

Do you remember these eye-catching, award-winning Manila FAME pieces?

TROPIK BEATNIK

FANTASTIC PLASTIC

This zero-waste jewelry line made out of discarded plastic proves that trash can definitely be turned into treasure

HANDCRAFTED BY HARL’S

MADE BY HAND AND HEART

Persons with disabilities shape the purpose of social enterprise by creating fine leather goods

FIND YOUR TRIBE: CEBU

SOUTHERN COMFORT

You’ll find fresh and inspiring designs in this manufacturing powerhouse in the Visayas region

NOOKS MANUFACTURING

KNITTED WITH LOVE

Nooks shows us how to keep warm and stylish with innovative Philippine fibers

DESIGN NEWS

10 FILIPINO DESIGNERS WHO APPEARED IN VOGUE

A roundup of proudly Filipino designs that got a foot into the fashion bible

PRODUCT ROUNDUP

BEAUTIFUL, NOT BROKEN

These designer pottery and ceramic products are more than just mere pieces of clay

SUSTAINABLY MADE BY MARSSE

FROM FARM TO TABLE, LITERALLY

Because they plant their own trees, Sustainably Made makes sure that you know where your wooden cheeseboard came from

KALIKASAN SORSOGON

MODERN PLAY

Bicolano craftsmanship takes on a minimalist-Zen direction through this fruitful Japanese collaboration

TRIBOA BAY LIVING

EVOLVING STYLES

This Pampanga company gives us a tour of their factory and shows us how their modern pieces keep up with changing tastes

FOLLOW YOUR TRIBE

PAMPANGA’S BEST DESIGN

This quiet Central Luzon province is a design and manufacturing powerhouse

INDUSTRIA EDITION

MAN OF STEEL

Metal takes on a life of its own in the hands of this Pampanga-based designer and manufacturer

SECOND GENERATION STORIES

CONTEMPORARY COOL

Albero introduces an urbanite-friendly furniture line for young and emerging tastes

ZARATE MANILA

METAL WITH METTLE

This young designer does a fresh and youthful take on a traditional and imposing material

MARANAO COLLECTIBLES

WEAVING A PEOPLE’S DESTINY

With an uncertain future in the horizon, the Maranao share their hopes through beautiful weaves

TREND REPORT

10 THINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN DESIGN THIS 2020

It’s a combination of innovation, nostalgia, and sustainability for the next decade

PRODUCT ROUNDUP

LIGHT ME UP

These lamps and lighting fixtures are exquisite experiments on form and material

TREND REPORT

BIOPHILIC DESIGN

In these modern times, this type of design can reconnect us to nature

MATERIAL GUIDE

7 MATERIAL MANIPULATION MARVELS

Filipino manufacturers push the design envelope by creating products that go beyond their expected forms

FIND YOUR TRIBE

THE BEAUTIFUL SOUTH

Negrense Pride is oh-so-sweet with their material-driven design creations

LITER OF LIGHT

BEYOND ILLUMINATION

Liter of Light brings communities out of the dark and into a brighter future

SEASONAL DÉCOR

A CHRISTMAS STORY

Design plays a part in décor for that most wonderful time of the year

TREND REPORT

BACK TO NATURE

Flowers and other plants are sprouting on fashion and home accessories for 2020 and beyond

MASAECO

PUT IT ON PAPER

Wataru Sakuma continues to push the design envelope for this delicate yet versatile material

DESIGN DETAILS

TOUCHY-FEELY

You’ll find surface tension in these highly textured furniture pieces and décor

COLOR OF THE YEAR 2020

OUR PICKS IN PANTONE’S CLASSIC BLUE

Because there’s nothing basic about this hue

CREATIVE DEFINITIONS

ECO STEPS TO SUSTAINABILITY

The Lakat shoe embraces both style and the circular economy

LAGUNA WATER HYACINTH

HOPE GROWS

These women entrepreneurs use the invasive water hyacinth plant to create beautiful fashion and home accessories

TREND REPORT

8 JEWELRY LOOKS FOR 2020

We spotted some of next year’s big accessory trends at the last Manila FAME

NATURE’S LEGACY

5 Ways to Stand Out in a Show

A manufacturer shares his secrets when exhibiting at Manila FAME

TAGOLWANEN WOMEN WEAVERS

A Tapestry of Culture

Empowering indigenous women is key to keeping the weaving tradition alive

MATERIAL GUIDE

Weaving The Islands

Know your indigenous fabric with our map of Filipino weaves

TREND REPORT

Tipos Del Pais

This vintage style of Filipino fashion illustration is inspiring the designers of today

THIRD GENERATION STORIES

I See Sea Shells

A story of how the beautiful capiz pieces of Shell Arts evolved through the years

TREND REPORT: SPRING-SUMMER 2020

FAME's Top 5 Fashion Trends

Color, natural materials, embroidery, and other fun details that were all seen at the 70th Edition

FIND YOUR TRIBE: CAGAYAN VALLEY

Northern Exposure

The sustainable handicrafts of Region 2 provinces combine organic beauty and whimsy

BAMBIKE

A Beautiful Ride

A sustainability designer and entrepreneur is bringing the Philippine bamboo on a purposeful journey

WEAVEMANILA

Magic Carpet Ride

In Bicol, local craftsmen keep the weaving tradition alive by creating abaca rugs and carpets by hand

CDO’S PINYAPEL

From Pineapple to Paper

This Mindanao-based producer wins a prestigious design award for its eco-friendly paper made out of recycled pineapple leaves

Social Design

Trash into Treasure

A designer shares the journey of a plastic bag, from waste pile to furniture fair

Paperbound

Wall-to-Wall Filipino Style

A maker of paper products does a nostalgic and historic take on classic wallcoverings

VISUAL MERCHANDISING

The Dramatic Evolution of the Prizmic & Brill Booths

Prizmic & Brill’s striking booth designs are enough to invoke wanderlust in everyone

TREND REPORT

Bauhaus-inspired Objects

Many Manila FAME products drew inspo from this 100-year-old design movement

DESIGN COMMUNE: 70TH EDITION

Weaving of Past and Future

Vince Uy’s forest of fabric serves as an interactive backdrop for reimagined Filipino pieces

Maison & Objet x Philippines

Kindred: A Design Collective

The Philippine participants in the Paris show come home to Manila FAME

Second Generation Stories

A Family Affair

For this furniture manufacturing company, the secret to success is family

Design Commune 2019

Going Back to our Roots

A peek at how the designers explored the archives and reworked old ideas into new

Retrospective

Manila FAME in the 1980s

We look back on the design show’s early breakthrough years

Trend Report

Solihiya

This traditional Filipino weave gets reinterpreted into modern pieces

Adante Leyesa

Artisanal Advantage

Supporters of the Adante Leyesa brand perceive fashion more than a parade of opulence but an extension of human experience

Agsam Fashion Fern Accessories

A National Treasure

Albero's brand showcases thoughtful reimagination of a popular trend, tweaked and down-scaled for kids with grown-up tastes.

Albero

All In The Family

Albero's brand showcases thoughtful reimagination of a popular trend, tweaked and down-scaled for kids with grown-up tastes.

Aranaz

Royal Following

Every show-stopping Aranáz bag is a celebration of leisure, bold fashion statements, and discerning taste of modern Filipina

Beatriz

Threading Brand Identity

Beatriz’s signature aesthetic is a distillation of the tropical spirit, evoked with a palette of exuberant colors and strong patterns.

Betis Crafts

Hand-carving at its best

Inspire long and meaningful conversations with hand-carved Betis furniture

Ann Pamintuan

Proud Moment for Bataan’s Capiz-makers

Capiz is derived from local mollusks and takes center stage in Ann’s presentation for Manila FAME’s 68th edition

Arden Classic

Shell, Metal and Fantastical Imaginations

Arden Siarot's distinctive design ethos continue to draw collectors from all over the world

Arnel Papa

Think Big

“Big and chunky” was how Arnel described his eponymous brand’s exuberant style.

Chanalli

A Tradition In Carving

Sustainable wood, such as mango and acacia, is used for Chanalli’s antique reproductions.

CDO Handmade Paper Crafts

Sustainable Slant

Cagayan de Oro Handmade Paper advocates 100% tree-less paper-furniture production

CSM Philippines

Porcelain Tradition

A leading fine bone china manufacturer shows inventive ways of using their products to create wall art.

Contemporaneo

Stubborn head, Steadfast heart

Not even a conflagration that razed Contemporaneo's factory can stop the brand from transforming materials into pieces of irrepressible beauty

Design Commune

To come to fruition

Collaborative projects spanning the fashion, home decor and furnishings, as well as lighting sectors.

Department 24

Modernity + Tradition

Traditional décor items receive a playful spin with Department 24

Hacienda Crafts

Craft Makes a Comeback

Hacienda Crafts create rustic charm with Negros Island artistry and indigenous materials

Lija by That One Piece

Contemporary Rustic

Lija by That One Piece is sprightly and always on their toes for the latest trends

JB Woodcraft Inc.

Preserving A Romantic Legacy

JB Woodcraft pioneered in the export of hand-carved components and furniture which were made out of the Bituin family's hometown of Betis in Pampanga.

Maco Custodio

Shoe-cial Enterprise

Community artisans from Baseco, Rizal, and Marikina come together for the latest Maco Custodio shoe, "Lalapatos"

More Than a Chair

Bridging Traditional Modes with Modern Aesthetics

More Than a Chair is more than excited to brave new waters in the furniture design and manufacturing industry

Joanique

Expressing Individuality Through Jewelry

Design must be worn in order for it to be understood

Junk Not Handicrafts

Creating Impact Through Social Design

Anak ng Tupa, the award-winning chair was born out of Willie’s desire to create designs with deeper meanings.

MCCA Industrial Corporation

The Language of Metal

MCCA’s design vocabulary has been enriched with collaborative endeavors.

Nature's Legacy

A Maverick Inventor

Nature's Legacy delivers on a promise of ethical living with every item they produce

Obra Cebuana

A Modern Imagination of Classic Rattan

Obra Cebuana’s strength as a renowned resource for mainly rattan-based products with a contemporary identity.

Prizmic & Brill Valises

A Distinctive Style Shaped by Nostalgia For Adventures and Histories

A contemporary brand with an old soul steeped in a nostalgia for the past

Philippine Treasures

A Natural Flair

A leading exporter of seasonal decor and accent pieces made from both natural and synthetic materials.

Native Crafts and Arts

Bamboo Brut

Native Crafts and Arts' passion for handicraft production and exportation is always aroused and enlivened

Red Slab Pottery

The Clay Beneath His Feet

There’s more to Victoria than just pottery. “It’s a brick-making town too,” Eric said.

S.C. Vizcarra

The Future of Weaving

The artisanal tradition of S.C. Vizcarra is preserved and will live well into the future

Shelmed Cottage Treasures

Abaca, The Strongest Natural Fiber

Shelmed Cottage Industries has been using abaca fibers as its main raw material.

Tadeco

A Fresh Take on Traditional Methods and Materials

Collections of handmade paper that feature fresh colors and patterns

Schema

The Soul of Things Handmade

The Schema expertise: fine-metal wires diffusing playful and artistic light-and-shadow projections

South Sea Veneer

Masters of Marquetry

South Sea Veneer exploits its expertise in the meticulous craft of marquetry to gain a competitive edge.

Triboa Bay Living

Blending Tradition And Modernity

Triboa's refined hardwood is the texture of a satisfied life

Venzon Lighting

A Bright Future

Venzon Lighting’s 'sensible engineering' highlights practical product application and emerging design trends

Vito Selma

A Natural Inclination

Shapes and textures inspired by the earth, sea, and sky drive Vito Selma forward

Signature by Chall

Romantic grandeur in every glance

Make every home visit an exquisite pleasure to remember with Signature by Chall pieces

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