The Impact of Cultural Heritage on Design
Indigenous Filipino Architecture in the Modern Setting
Green Architecture for Sustainable Cities
Augusto Villalon, PhD, FUAP
Miguel Angelo S. Mañosa
Amado P. de Jesus, Jr., FUAP
Manila FAME, ever the purveyor of a creative Philippines, presents the Creative Hotspots where all things artistic pulses and resonates. Asia’s Design and Lifestyle Event brings four hotspots from around the metro to showcase the creative movement currently thriving through the country’s new generation of entrepreneurs, artists, and lovers of design and creativity.
Strokes of brilliance brought life to these Creative Hotspots and have remixed Metro Manila with their ingeniousness and uniqueness, standing out from the backdrop of urban Philippines, ushering in a modern era in Philippine design and creativity.
Van Gogh is Bipolar for 154 Maginhawa Street
Through the years, the Philippines has made a name for itself with its myriad of traditional crafts and age-old disciplines that transform natural materials into unique handcrafted creations. At Manila FAME, deeply-rooted tradition is once again brought to the forefront through live demonstrations of traditional Philippine crafts at the Crafts Spots.
This edition puts the spotlight on bamboo and its use as a source material for handicrafts. With the current global shift towards sustainable materials, bamboo is gaining popularity because of its versatility, durability, and sustainability.
Bamboo Basket Weaving
Josie Natori on curating Manila Wear:
“It’s a great pleasure. I’m so proud of all these very talented young designers and to see the work here. It’s a great opportunity for every one of them to be able to show their personality and show their best. I think it’s time that the world knows about the creativity and the wonderful products they can get from Philippine designers. FAME has been an amazing venue for that. Just exciting to see all these creativity in one booth.”
Budji Layug on the Millennial Home and being part of Manila FAME:
“I think this is very good for young designers and seasoned designers to come together and to come up with new products that would be more global, more vibrant, and more youthful.
I am grateful (to be part of Manila FAME). I am humbled to be a creative director and I hope this is a beginning of a long, creative endeavor with everybody.”
Kenneth Cobonpue on his designs and exhibit this year:
“This year I’m exhibiting a range of very, very colorful and very modern, very fresh pieces. I think when you think of Philippine furniture it’s always natural materials. They seem to be always very warm, bright, just a lot of color to make it fully unique.”
Excellence. Pure talent. Innovation. These are the hallmarks the Katha Awards represent. This March at Manila FAME, the Katha Awards continues to distinguish impactful design and creativity, giving distinction to designers, artisans, and manufacturers. Just so, prestigious award encourages the elevation of design and craftsmanship standards in the country, inspiring future generations to craft better export products born of the country’s abundant natural resources.
The Katha Awards comprises the following categories: Best Product Design for design innovations from the product categories furniture, house ware and furnishings, holiday décor and gifts, and fashion; Best Booth Display for effective visual merchandising and creative booth design at Manila FAME; and the Eco-Design Award for products that represent sustainability and eco-friendliness.
This edition saw a number of innovative designs from talented designers and world-class manufacturers and from this editions pool of the finest Philippine designs the Katha Awardees are as follows:
The Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM), the export marketing arm of the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), exhibits high-quality and design-forward products at Manila FAME developed through its Design for Exports program. These products are displayed at the Millennial Home, a special setting that explores what tomorrow’s home will be like.
Here are the products curated by our design experts:
Manila FAME is now open! See Philippine ingenuity at the 57th edition of Manila FAME on 14-17 March 2013 at the SMX Convention Center, Metro Manila, Philippines. For more information about the show, visit www.manilafame.com.