Manila FAME Congratulates Katha Awards Winners!

Since its inception in 1990, the Manila FAME Katha Awards has stood as the hallmark of Philippine product design excellence and innovation. The special distinction is awarded to Manila FAME exhibitors whose products embody the innovative design and material manipulation.

KATHA Awards puts a spotlight on sustainable products made by Philippine designers and artisans out of local indigenous materials for different sectors: furniture, lamps and lighting, home décor, fashion and seasonal décor.

The Manila FAME was recently held last April 25 to 27 at the World Trade Center Metro Manila. It is the Philippines’ premier design and lifestyle event organized by the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM), the export promotion arm of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

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Best Product Design – Furniture
Product Name: Rasty Chair
Company: Coast Pacific
Designer: Florian Barrete Jr.

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Best Product Design – Lamps & Lighting
Product Name: Vilo with Capiz Shade
Company: AZCOR
Designer: Eduardo Zulvaga

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Best Product Design – Home Decor
Product Name: Sayawan
Company: Paperbound
Designer: Patrick Henry Chua

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Best Product Design – Fashion
Product Name: Tamsi
Company: Lara by Province of Samar
Designer: Governor Sharee Ann Tan 

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Best Product Design – Festive/Seasonal Decor
Product Name: Abaca Seda Tree
Company: PMP Social Enterprise
Designer: Jojo Sonillo

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Best Booth Display
Company: Zarate Manila

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Special Citation: Eco-Design Award
Product Name: Sunburst
Company: Nature’s Legacy
Designer: Chester John Lorete

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Special Citation: Judges’ Pick
Product Name: Party Animal
Company: Art 24 Inc.
Designer: Pauline Co. (through Design Center of the Philippines)

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People’s Choice Award
Product Name: Lara
Company: Lara by Province of Samar
Designer: Governor Sharee Ann Tan

 

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