MANILA -- Designers and manufacturers gamely pushed the envelope and came up with an inspired exhibition of product ingenuity during the recently concluded 60th Manila FAME. Top shelter magazine ELLE Decoration Philippines takes you on a short tour of the show’s highlights. Photos from suppliers and CITEM.
1. Guest designer Detlef Klatt’s 800-plus piece tabletop collection is definitely the star of the show. Pictured here a few of the German creative’s collaborative designs with local manufacturers: The trays with wire trims are by Basket and Weaves, the porcelain teapots are by CSM Manufacturing and the wooden raised trays are by Celestial Arts.
2. Traditional crafts were tweaked here and there for a more current look and feel.
3. Kenneth Cobonpue’s “Gobi” side table is a sure-fire conversation starter.
4. The Ilocos Norte booth displayed the province’s aggressive campaign to woo a bigger audience, modernizing crafts by introducing non-traditional colors and displaying fresh applications.
5. Wataru Sakuma’s clock made from cardboard and abaca garnered the Katha Eco Design award.
6. The Castiglione vitrine cabinet reveals Eric Paras’ own take on over-the-top style
7. In his collaborative work with local manufacturer Chanalli, Detlef Klatt used thumbtacks to adorn wooden bowls.
8. Stanley Ruiz worked with local supplier Masaeco for his “Mobulus” clock series.
9. Vito Selma mixed metals in his designs for lights manufacturer Acento.
10. The “Labyrinth” collection-a collaboration with Venzon Light + Manufacturing-reveals Stanley Ruiz’s penchant for strong graphics and angular silhouettes.
11. The Katha award for product design was awarded to Ito Kish for his flamboyant reimagination of the batibot chair.