March 2015 Katha Awards

Best Product Design for Fashion Product: Victoria Clutch (from Space Collection) Company: Beatriz Accessories Designer: Carissa Cruz-Evangelista

PHILIPPINE PLATFORM FOR DESIGN EXCELLENCE.  In the recently concluded 61st edition of Manila FAME, the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) recognized exporters and designers announces the Katha Awardees, considered as one of the most prestigious awards in the Philippine design scene. Its goal is to recognize ingenious designs and challenge Philippine exporters and designers to innovate and develop designs and products for export. The Katha awardees for March 2015 are Beatriz Accessories for the Victoria Clutch from Space Collection (Best Product Design Award for Fashion); E. Murio, Inc. for Wicked (Best Product Design Award for Houseware and Furnishings); Stone Sets International, Inc. for the Louis chair (Best Product Design for Furniture); and Tadeco Home (Best Booth Design). The Eco-Design Award, a special citation, went to Bambike Revolution Cycles for the Bambike. In photo are (from left to right): designer Vito Selma of Stone Sets International, Inc.; visual artist Patricia Perez-Eustaquio and architect Tisha de Borja-Samson of E. Murio, Inc., Trade Undersecretary Ponciano Manalo, Jr., Trade Secretary Gregory Domingo, CITEM Executive Director Rosvi Gaetos,  designer-entrepreneur Carissa Cruz-Evangelista of Beatriz Accessories, designer Maricris Floirendo-Brias of Tadeco Home, and social entrepreneur Bryan Benitez-McClelland.

Best Product Design for Fashion Product: Victoria Clutch (from Space Collection) Company: Beatriz Accessories Designer: Carissa Cruz-Evangelista

Best Product Design for Fashion
Product: Victoria Clutch (from Space Collection)
Company: Beatriz Accessories
Designer: Carissa Cruz-Evangelista

Best Product Design for Houseware and Furnishings Product: Wicked Company: E. Murio, Inc. Designers: Tisha de Borja-Samson and Patricia Perez-Eustaquio

Best Product Design for Houseware and Furnishings
Product: Wicked
Company: E. Murio, Inc.
Designers: Tisha de Borja-Samson and Patricia Perez-Eustaquio

Best Product Design for Furniture Product: Louis Company: Stone Sets International, Inc. Designers: Vito Selma

Best Product Design for Furniture
Product: Louis
Company: Stone Sets International, Inc.
Designers: Vito Selma

Best Booth Company: Tadeco Home Designer: Maricris Floirendo-Brias

Best Booth
Company: Tadeco Home
Designer: Maricris Floirendo-Brias

Best Eco-Design Award (Special Citation) Product: Bambike Company: Bambike Revolution Cycles Designer: Bryan Benitez-McClelland

Best Eco-Design Award (Special Citation)
Product: Bambike
Company: Bambike Revolution Cycles
Designer: Bryan Benitez-McClelland

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