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KATHA October 2017 Spotlights New Material and Design Ingenuity in Manila FAME

Manila FAME, the country’s premier lifestyle and design event, closed its first day with the exciting announcement of the KATHA October 2017 winners at the World Trade Center Metro Manila, Pasay City.

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

Here are the winners of the KATHA October 2017:

1. Designer Wataru Sakuma’s MasaEco Development Inc. brought home the Katha for best booth design

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2. The Antipolo-based company Schema won the KATHA for Best Product Design (Furniture) for its Lilou Lounge Chair.

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3. Industria’s metal Reef Panel won the Katha for Best Product Design (Home Décor).

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4. The unique Carabao Horn Glasses of Elm’s Accessoria De Casa was named Best Product Design (Fashion).

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This year’s judges included School of Fashion and the Arts Design Institute Dean Tobias Guggenheimer, Sohu Designs Chief Creative Officer Jennifer So Hu, fashion designer Jojie Lloren, Print & Magazine Vice President Suki Salvador, Heima Creative Director Rossy Yabut-Rojales, Gallego Architects owner Eduardo Gallego, and Design Center of the Philippines Executive Director Maria Rita Matute.

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Lighting pieces that spark inspiration at Manila FAME trade fair

Light up your home with these locally made lamps.

The recent Manila FAME delivered some eye-catching lighting pieces that attracted trade buyers and guests from all over the world.

The Cherry Blossom Pendant Lamp by Venzon Lighting

The Cherry Blossom Pendant Lamp by Venzon Lighting

Venzon Lighting’s newest star collection, the Cherry Blossom Pendant Lamps, marries natural materials, such as translucent capiz shells, with branches fashioned from aluminum.

Whether clustered at an entrance foyer to welcome guests, or lined above a rectangular dining table, the Cherry Blossom Lamp designed by Cris Venzon creates an organic elegance and warmth to any room in the house.

Venzon Lighting has collaborated with many industrial and interior designers like Stanley Ruiz, one of the Rising Asian Talents at the March 2016 Singaporean edition of MAISON&OBJET, and Jim Torres, Red Box Talents Grand Winner for home accents category in October 2015 Manila FAME, to produce every season new lighting designs that are engineered for precision manufacturing.

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Venzon Lighting worked with designer Stanley Ruiz through CITEM’s Design for Exports Program to create a new line of lighting pieces that was launched in Manila FAME 63rd edition held last April at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.

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The Urban Pendant Lamp by SCHEMA

The contemporary-industrial Urban Pendant Lamp is designed by SCHEMA’s Celia Gamboa Jiao, who has mastered the art of metal weaving, allowing her to create innovative and modern pieces that give character to various spaces.

At SCHEMA, lamps, furniture, and home accents are not manufactured by machine, but handcrafted by artisans in their workshop, and as such, every piece is unique.

Made from galvanized iron wire in powder-finish, the versatile Urban Pendant Lamp complements an industrial- or urban-themed environment and provides a modern addition to a traditional-style home.

The Decima Pendant Lamp by Native Crafts and Arts Industries, Inc.

The Decima Pendant Lamp by Native Crafts and Arts Industries, Inc.

Native Crafts and Arts Industries, Inc. uses natural materials – bamboo and rattan peel – to create the Decima Pendant Lamp, which was featured in designer Ito Kish’s curated landscape Spring Forward, one of the highlights of last April’s Manila FAME. The piece was designed by Napoleon Chan and Bernice Chan-Juan, with nature and simple elegance in mind.

A veteran in the industry, Native Crafts and Arts Industries, Inc. has been making and exporting eco-friendly handicrafts for over 40 years to countries including the U.S., the U.K., France, Germany, Japan, Australia, Sweden, and Switzerland.

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Spring Forward by Ito Kish featured lighting pieces by Native Crafts and Arts Industries, Inc., along with many other top quality and high-concept furniture and home accents made by local companies.


Manila FAME, the country’s premier design and lifestyle event, is organized by CITEM, the export promotions arm of the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

Philippine and international SMEs manufacturing home, holiday, and fashion products are encouraged to join Manila FAME in its 64th edition to be held in October 20-22, 2016. For more information, log on to www.manilafame.com.

Manila FAME recognizes Philippine design ingenuity at the KATHA Awards

Six local companies and designers bagged trophies in the recently concluded KATHA Awards during the 63rd edition of the Manila FAME held on 21 April 2016 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City.

Schema, formerly a Christmas decor company, wins the Best Product Design for Furniture award for their Schema console table designed by the owner herself Ms. Celia Jiao. Inspired by modern architectural design, the console table features an equally-angled design that creates a negative space in between, discarding the need for braces or support.

Best Product Design for Furniture: Console Table by Schema

Best Product Design for Furniture: Console Table by Schema

Vito Selma bags the Best Product Design for Home Decor. The award-winning floor lamp stands with the statement that no two lights are the same no matter how similar. Selma has always been adamant in his focus on the natural, and this is exuded in his Henesius floor lamp design.

Best Product Design for Home Decor: Henesius Floor Lamp by Vito Selma

Best Product Design for Home Decor: Henesius Floor Lamp by Vito Selma

Joanique gets the Best Product for Fashion award for their Adlaw necklace and Buwana clutch of the Maskara Collection. Inspired by the colorful Maskara Festival in Bacolod City, designer Malou Romero patterned the sun- and moon-shaped winning products after the masks and faces that are prominently featured in the said festival.

Best Product Design Award for Fashion: Adlaw necklace and Buwana clutch of Maskara Collection by Joanique

Best Product Design Award for Fashion: Adlaw necklace and Buwana clutch of Maskara Collection by Joanique

Casa Mercedes’ ladies fans are recognized as the Best Product for Holiday Decor and Gifts for this edition’s KATHA Awards. Designer Monchet Olives incorporated Filipino expressions, and images depicting Philippine current events in his designs.

Best Product Design Award for Holiday Decor and Gifts: Ladies Fans by Casa Mercedes

Best Product Design Award for Holiday Decor and Gifts: Ladies Fans by Casa Mercedes

Ito Kish took home two awards–the Best Booth and Special Citation for Eco-Design Award.

The Ito Kish booth breathed organic and natural with their presentation through the use of bamboo and rattan in their new product designs. The Binhi, which won the Eco-Design Award, culled inspiration from the seed itself. Using the form of a seed, “Binhi” speaks volumes of possibilities that can go with it, and eventually grow into something beautiful.

Best Booth Display: Ito Kish

Best Booth Display: Ito Kish

Special Citation (Eco-Design Award): Binhi by Ito Kish

Special Citation (Eco-Design Award): Binhi by Ito Kish


The Katha Awards has been distinguished as a hallmark of Philippine product design excellence and innovation. It gives distinction to ingenious designs, and encourages exporters and designers to constantly create and develop original designs for furniture, home décor and furnishings, holiday décor and gifts, and fashion complements relevant in the global market.

Manila FAME Highlights: Day 1

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KATHA AWARDS.  In the recently concluded 63rd edition of Manila FAME, the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) recognized exporters and designers through the Katha  Awards, considered as the most prestigious award in the Philippine design scene. The Katha Awardees for April 2016 are Console Table by Schema (Best Design for Furniture); Henesius Floor Lamp by Vito Selma (Best Product Design for Home Decor); Ladies Fans by Casa Mercedes (Best Product Design Award for Holiday Décor and Gifts); Adlaw necklace and Buwana clutch of Maskara Collection by Joanique (Best Product Design Award for Fashion); Ito Kish (Best Booth Display); and Binhi by Ito Kish (Special Citation: Eco-Design Award). In photo are (from left): CITEM Executive Director Rosvi Gaetos; Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (PHILEXPORT) President Sergio Ortiz-Luis, Jr., Celia Jiao of Schema, a Vito Selma representative, Ito Kish, Trade Secretary Adrian Cristobal, Jr., Malou Romero of Joanique; Jun Balderrama, representative of Casa Mercedes; and Trade Undersecretary Nora Terrado of the Industry Promotions Group (IPG) of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

 

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UAP CONEX 2016 DELEGATES AT MANILA FAME. The United Architects of the Philippines (UAP) Convention Exhibits (CONEX) 2016 delegates visit the 63rd Manila FAME. The UAP architects from the different regions of the country graced the opening day of Asia’s Design and Lifestyle Event to support the Philippine design industry. UAP CONEX 2016 is a partner event of Manila FAME, which runs at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City until April 23.

 

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DTI OFFICIALS AT MANILA FAME. Award-winning designer Ito Kish tells the story behind his curated special setting, Spring Forward, to Trade Secretary Adrian Cristobal, Jr., Trade Undersecretary Nora Terrado of the IPG, and CITEM Executive Director Rosvi Gaetos. Spring Forward is Kish’s visual take on the ‘season of renewal’ featuring handpicked local creations from the country’s craftsmen, artisans, and young designers. Ito Kish won the Best Booth Display Award and Special Citation: Eco-Design Award for Binhi in the recently concluded Katha Awards at the 63rd edition of Manila FAME.

 

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LUXE ESCAPE RAFFLE PROMO. Trade Secretary Adrian Cristobal, Jr. awards the Luxe Escape Raffle Promo prize (a roundtrip ticket to Donsol, Sorsogon) to Pru Ellen McMillan of the Australian company Community Projects Worldwide (CPW) during the Manila FAME Welcome Reception at the World Trade Center. McMillan is the co-owner of CPW, a wholesale distributor of jewelery, gifts, and houseware that aims to assist individuals and groups to gain empowerment through employment. Sponsored by the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), Luxe Escape Raffle Promo is an incentive program which promotes Manila FAME as a foremost sourcing destination and the Philippines as a home of beautiful island destinations.

 

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SLINGSHOT PHILIPPINES 2016. Trade Secretary Adrian Cristobal, Jr. addresses over 500 delegates at the opening day of Slingshot Philippines 2016 held at the Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC) just recently. Slingshot Philippines is DTI’s startup and innovation ecosystem development program and a government-initiated platform for public dialogue and partnership, which aims to build and nurture the innovation ecosystem as an enabling environment with policies and programs for the startup and innovation sectors. The two-day conference provides an opportunity to gather in one venue  young minds with big ideas; innovators in constant pursuit of new things to benefit their community; supportive investors who fund startup ideas; and the policymakers whose role is to provide an enabling business environment.

DESIGN FOR EXPORTS EXCELLENCE

Katha Awards October 2014

Katha Awards October 2014

DESIGN FOR EXPORTS EXCELLENCE. In the recently concluded 60th edition of Manila FAME, the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) recognized exporters and designers through the Katha Awards, considered as a prestigious award in the Philippine design scene. Its goal is to give distinction to ingenious designs and encourage exporters to raise their design standards for Philippine export products and to pursue a skillful exploration of new materials/processes. The Katha Awardees for October 2014 are B-Luxe Chair by Ito Kish of ITO KISH (Best Product Design for Furniture); Flutty Candy Light by Jude Tiotuico of Industria (Best Product Design for Home Décor); Calli-Ideal Design by Tessa Nepomuceno of Tixxi Handbags Mfg. (Best Product Design for Fashion); Paper  Finials by Arlene Gaddi-Maceda and Arthur Gaddi of Paper Capers (Best Product Design for Holiday Décor and Gifts); Schema (Best Booth Display); and Crystal Clock by Wataru Sakuma of MASAECO (Special Citation: Eco-Design Award). In photo are (from left): CITEM Executive Director Rosvi Gaetos, Arthur Gaddi, Wataru Sakuma, Arlene Gaddi-Maceda, Tessa Nepomuceno, Trade Secretary Gregory Domingo, Trade Undersecretary Ponciano Manalo, Jr., Jerry Jiao, Jr. of Schema; Ito Kish, and Jude Tiotuico.

Katha Awards: Appreciating Design-Forward, Popular, Artisanal and Soulful Craftsmanship

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The opening day of the 60th Manila FAME concluded with the Katha Awards Ceremony at the Welcome Reception at HallONE: Design for Exports, the year round showcase of the Center of International Trade Expositions and Missions, located at the International Trade Center Complex, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City.

The Katha Awards is a hallmark of Philippine design excellence through the recognition of product design and innovation that combine the ideals of form and function. It is a prestigious award given to exhibitors at Asia’s premier design & lifestyle event, encouraging exporters to raise their design standards for Philippine export products and to pursue a skillful exploration of new materials and techniques.

Left: DTI Secretary Gregory Domingo Right: DTI Undersecretary Ponciano C. Manalo Jr.

Left: DTI Secretary Gregory Domingo
Right: DTI Undersecretary Ponciano C. Manalo Jr.

Hosted by Issa Litton , TV and events host , the night was opened with opening remarks from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Undersecretary Ponciano C. Manalo Jr. Next up, came a speech from Gregory Domingo, Secretary of DTI.

Host Issa Litton

Host Issa Litton

Issa Litton also announced the news regarding the launch of the new Manila FAME mobile app under Guidebook. The app is available for download at the App Store and Play Store, featuring everything you need for the 60th Manila FAME in the palm of your hand.

Exhibitors, buyers and CITEM employees applauded the winners of this year’s Katha Awards trophies designed by Wataru Sakuma and Jinggoy Buensuceso.

From left to right: CITEM Executive Director Rosvi Gaetos, Paper Capers' Arlene Maceda and Arthur Gaddi, Tixxi Handbags' Tessa Nepomuceno,  DTI Secretary Gregory Domingo, DTI Undersecretary Ponciano C. Manalo Jr., Schema's Jerrick Yao, Kish Design Hub's Ito Kish, Indutsria's Jude Tiotuico

From left to right: CITEM Executive Director Rosvi Gaetos, Arthur Gaddi of Paper Capers, Wataru Sakuma of MASAECO, Arlene Gaddi-Maceda of Paper Capers, Tessa Nepomuceno of Tixxi Handbags, DTI Secretary Gregory Domingo, DTI Undersecretary Ponciano C. Manalo Jr., Jerry Jiao of Schema, Ito Kish of ITO KISH, Jude Tiotuico of Industria

Winning Best Product Design for Furniture was ITO KISH’s B-Luxe Chair by Ito Kish. As for Best Product Design for Home Décor, Industria took the award for its Flutty Candy Light by Jude Tiotuico. Paper Capers won the Best Product Design for Holiday Décor and Gifts for their Paper Finials by designers Arlene Gaddi-Maceda and Arthur Gaddi. Tixxi Handbags Mfg.’s Calli Ideal Design by Tessa Nepomuceno won the Katha Award for Best Product Design for Fashion. Schema won the award for Best Booth Display. MASAECO’s crystal clock by Wataru Sakuma, the same designer who designed the Katha Awards trophies, won the Eco-Design Award.

See the Katha Awardees of this October’s Manila FAME at SMX Convention Center, Pasay City! The 60th edition of Manila FAME runs till October 19, 2014.

On the Scene: Design PH at Maison & Objet

Design PH just finished living out another chapter of its story at Maison & Objet the 6 – 10 September 2013 at the Paris Nord Villepinte, representing The Art of the Craftsman at the City of Lights.

The new movement on the rise, Design PH brought together 12 diverse design brands for the occasion, each bringing their own style and innovation, coming together to showcase what the Philippines has to offer the world of design and modern living. Design and craftsmanship featured were by Betis CraftsHiveIndustria HomeIto Kish, LUISA HomeMASAECOMayumi by CSM PhilippinesPeter and Paul, Inc.Schema by Kalikasan CraftsTadeco HomeTriboa Bay Living, and Vito Selma.

Here are some of the sights from the recent interior trade event:

The Design PH pavilion at Maison & Objet September 2013

A closer look at some of the products showcased at the Design PH pavilion. In the photo are metal furniture and lighting from Industria Home and Kenneth Cobonpue’s Papillon Easy Chair.

Some of the Philippine-crafted furniture, furnishings and lighting at the show

A look at the Design PH showcase featured at Maison & Objet September 2013

Products from Betis Crafts, Mayumi by CSM Philippines, Domicillo by Peter and Paul, and Schema by Kalikasan Crafts

Handcrafted Philippine products from Betis Crafts, Mayumi by CSM Philippines, and Domicillo by Peter and Paul

Products from MASAECO, Triboa Bay Living, and Vito Selma

“Design tradition transformed. Craftsmanship re-created. Indigenous materials made innovative.” Design PH at Maison & Objet September 2013

A collection of the country’s premier products for furniture, furnishings and lighting at the Design PH pavilion

Show on-goers visiting the Design PH pavilion

A buyer showing interest on Schema’s products

Buyers at the Triboa Bay Living area of the Design PH pavilion

Visitors flock the Design PH pavilion

Buyers taking a closer look at Industria Home’s designs

Guests taking a closer look and feel of products from Mayumi by CSM Philippines

The Design PH pavilion was swarmed with buyers taking interest on the products and the story behind each of them

Want more of Design PH? Then don’t forget to SAVE THE DATES for Manila FAME, The Design and Lifestyle Event, 17 – 20 October 2013 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines.