It’s that time of the year again! Designers and design enthusiasts alike gathered together last weekend to visit the bi-annual Manila FAME held in World Trade Center in Pasay City. Considered as one of the premier design and lifestyle events, it showcased the overflowing innovation, craftsmanship, and artisanship of local designers. This year, indigenous materials and unique ways to manipulate these materials were highlighted in the exhibit.
In celebration of the 8th anniversary of Heima and Heim Interiors, we’ll be releasing a 4 part series highlighting 8 standout creations in the different fields that caught our eyes. These include furniture, lighting, home decor, and overall best booth.
To start off the series, here are the 8 home decor pieces which captured our attention.
1. Throw Pillows and Decor by Tadeco Home
With trends now usually being in the neutral color scheme, the throw pillows and decor of Tadeco Home were a pleasant surprise to see. The bright colors and interesting textures drew the attention of passers by. Mavicris Brias draws inspiration from different traditional Philippine elements. In this collection, she was inspired by the ikat. Tadeco Home uses only all-natural fibers in their creations. Using abaca and coconut, the decor above were made using abaca and coconut fibers, all woven and handmade in Davao.
For more info: http://www.tadecohome.com/
2. Abaca Rugs by Weavemanila
Abaca rugs have always had a certain flair that does not go out of trend. Weavemanila Inc. showcased numerous designs of all hand woven Abaca rugs, all made in the Bicol region. The rugs came in neutral to bright color schemes, to cater to different tastes. All handcrafted with sustainable materials, the company distributes both locally and worldwide. They can even custom make designs and sizes, according to need.
For more info: http://weavemanila.com/
3. Vaness Bowl Small and Nick Pot by Natures Legacy Eximport Inc.
These cute hanging pots are not just pleasing to the eye, but also the environment. These planters are made by Natures Legacy Eximport, Inc., a company that uses all recyclable materials in their products. The planters above are made of recycled crushed limestone as well as galvanized iron. The simple forms were perfectly complemented by the more contemporary steel frame, giving it a different and unique look.
For more info: www.natureslegacy.com
4. Planters by Basket and Weaves
These interesting planters were designed by Wataru Sakuma for Basket and Weaves. The company specializes in handcrafted home decor. The planters pictured above are made with coco shells, wood, and metal frame.
For more info: http://www.basketandweaves.com/
5. Planters and Trays by Pilipinas Ecofiber
Wataru Sakuma partnered with Pilipinas Ecofiber to create these sustainable planters. The use of coconut to form trays and pots gave the planters a more organic feel, which works great with items that hold nature in them. These planters easily appeals to younger consumers because of the very contemporary and trendy shape.
For more info: https://pilipinasecofiber.wordpress.com/
6. Pili Shell Pot Mat
The pot mat showcased by Kalikasan Sorsogon were beautiful pieces because of the interesting use of material on a simple household item. The pot mats were made of pili nut shells strung together with wire, then finished with oil. These were jointly designed by Professor Bando and Makiko Deguchi. The dye used for the darker shade was made with mango leaves and iron mordant.
For more info: www.facebook.com/kalikasansorsogon.com
7. Decor by Chanalli
Chanalli is truly interesting because all their pieces are all hand made and hand carved. Their decor all have intricate details, no two the same. The decor are made with mango wood in their factory in Pampanga. Dr. Ayeo Alexander, the designer of Chanalli, makes sure every piece is perfectly imperfect.
8. Tableware by CSM Philippines
The dining experience is not only made up of delicious food. Ambiance and beautiful table settings definitely play a role in the overall enjoyment of a meal. CSM Philippines produced beautiful handmade tableware from Binyan, Laguna. Each plate, bowl, and vase has a unique woven printed design, which creates the perfect frame for each meal.
For more info: www.csmphilippines.com