Fans of modernist design will have a field day admiring the beauty and genius of some of the most iconic objects of the 20th century in an ongoing exhibition at the CWC Interiors showroom in BGC.
Over 200 objects composed of chairs, lamps, clocks, tables, and radio are on display, including selections from Midcentury Manila, the social media platform specializing in selling and showcasing mid century furniture, and collectors like Julius Babao who lent his Frank Gehry chair, and Feli and Kim Atienza who lent their Warren Platner Easy Chair. There’s even a Paul Smith Mini Cooper.
Amidst the wealth of objects created by Western designers, the show pays tribute to the brilliance of a true modernist: the Filipino Lor Calma. Mr. Calma’s Stork chair made of woven leather designed in 1988 sure looks in perfect company with the rest of the treasures on show. The Iconic & Exotic Exhibit is a collaboration between CWC Interiors—the 10-year old retail brand in the Philippines representing such international titans as Herman Miller, Vitra, Magis and Walter Knoll—and Midcentury Manila.
The show was put together to raise more awareness on the value of good design and to introduce these iconic objects to a broader audience. Other contributing collectors are Architect Sarah Canlas, Kerwin Lo, Bernie Paras Gan, Kristoff Vidal, Fred Yuson, Tin Bonares, Agnes Sauler, Thor Mutuc, and Monique Teodoro.
Visit @cwcinteriorsph on Instagram for information on how to schedule a visit.