8 Standout Pieces In Manila Fame April 2017: Lighting

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 were highlighted in the exhibit.

In celebration of the 8th anniversary of Heima and Heim Interiors, we’ll continue with part 3 of our 4 part series of 8 standout pieces in Manila FAME April 2017, listed in no particular order, here are the 8 decorative lighting pieces which caught our eyes and hearts.

1. Petiole Suspension Lamp

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The new light collection showcased by Schema was truly breathtaking. Designed by Stanley Ruiz for Schema, the lamps showcased his skill of using traditional techniques to make contemporary forms. The materials used are Romblon marble and aluminum wire, an unlikely and surprising mix. Inspired by falling leaves, the lamps can bring a sense of nature into an interior space.

For more info: http://www.schemaproduct.com/

2. Bamboo Splits Lamp

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These beautiful lamps were made by Native Crafts and Arts Development Inc., a company that specializes in making different goods for exports. One of them being pendant lamps made of bamboo splits. The company advocates sustainable design, hence, they use different natural fibers and materials in all of their products.

For more info: http://www.ncabiz.com/

3. Catalina Lamps

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Definitely reminiscent of the art deco style, these lamps from Catalina prove that natural fibers can be incorporated into different looks and forms. The lamps, which come in table, pendant, and floor lamps offer a look that is not the expected. When observed at a close range, it is seen that the shades are actually made of natural fibers, specifically corn husks. The forms and material give it a certain charm, perfect for a vintage styled interior.

For more info: www.catalina.ph

4. Amihan Lamp

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The Amihan Lamp is a piece that gets more beautiful the more it is looked at. The beauty comes from the handwoven charm that radiates from each lamp, which comes in different sizes. The Amihan Lamp is made of buri and designed by Christina Gaston, the creative director of Hacienda Crafts. Being that each lamp is handwoven by rural weavers, each piece is both unique and a great way of helping weavers into a better life.

For more info: http://www.haciendacrafts.com/

5. Wirelight Collection

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The Wirelight collection is another new collection launched by Schema during Manila Fame. Designed by Ed Van Veldhoven together with the Schema team, the collection resembles the look of natural fibers used locally, but with a contemporary twist. Using aluminum wire with small spaces in between, the lamps look light as air. Great statement pieces that are not too distracting to the eye.

For more info: http://www.schemaproduct.com/

6. Unnamed Lamp

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These lamps do not have names yet because they are still waiting for their special someone. All pieces sold in Philiana Design hold sentimental value because they are named after the first buyer of the piece. Designed by Gigi Repato using Gemelina wood, she explained that these lamps were originally supposed to be octagons placed side by side, but while in production, they quickly decided to make them pentagons instead. More space was then created for light to pass through, making them lighter to the eye.

For more info: philianadesign@yahoo.com; philianadesign2719@gmail.com

7. Tubigon Upholstered Lamp

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Another interesting lamp from Hacienda Crafts is the Tubigon Upholstered lamp. Made out of handwoven raffia fabric, no two lamps are the same. After Bohol was hit by an earthquake, Hacienda Crafts employed local loom weavers from Tubigon as a way of helping the victims of the tragedy. The lamp boasts an interesting play of materials, having both traditional fabric patterns on fabric, and black buri with a contemporary shape.

For more info: http://www.haciendacrafts.com/

8. Tumandok Lamps

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These lamps by Tumandok Crafts looked like they came out of a fairytale. Translucent and lightweight, they are made of fossilized leaves laminated in resin. The mix of the clear leaves and wood fixture creates a contemporary and eclectic take on accent lighting.

For more info: http://tumandok.com

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