Manila FAME expands its platform for design and craftsmanship with the inclusion of an International Hall at its 60th edition slated at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City on October 16-19.
The International Hall will feature exhibitors from Asia and the Pacific; and will carry furniture, furnishings, home décor, gifts and premiums, and fashion items.
Participating countries are Australia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, South Korea, and Taiwan.
“The growing number of international exhibitors expands the product offerings of Manila FAME to cater to both our local and foreign buyers who come twice a year to the show to source for finely crafted products,” said Rosvi Gaetos, executive director of the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM).
Organized by CITEM, Manila FAME is a bi-annual showcase of craftsmanship, design innovation, eco-sustainability, and artisanship in Philippine products. It showcases finely selected products such as furniture and home furnishings, holiday gifts and décor, and fashion accessories designed and crafted in the Philippines for the global market.
Manila FAME is the second longest-running trade show in Asia Pacific and the only trade event in the Philippines approved by the Union des Foires Internationales (UFI), the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry.
Recognizing the Philippines’ strength in innovative design in furniture products, a special in-store promotion of Design Philippines will be held at the Maison LEBEIGE in Seoul, Korea, from January 17 to February 21, 2014. This in-store promotion will signify the country’s entry into the South Korean home furnishings and accessories market.
The Design Philippines in-store promotion in Korea is organized by the Center for International Expositions and Missions (CITEM), the export promotions arm of the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), in collaboration with the ASEAN-Korea Centre (AKC), Samsung Everland, Inc., and the Philippine Trade and Investment Center –Seoul (PTIC-Seoul).
Under Manila FAME, the country’s premier design and lifestyle event held every March and October, the Design Philippines in-store promotion at the Maison LEBEIGE is an innovative portrayal of the country’s rich culture and tradition, using modern design sensibility, via its select group of designers and manufacturers. It embodies the Filipino artisan’s commitment to quality design and craftsmanship, with the focus on crafting certified, export-quality Philippine products for the global market.
The Design Philippines in-store promotion will feature three brands, namely, Industria, KENNETHCOBONPUE, and Vito Selma®. All are known for their imaginative use of indigenous materials, in keeping with the dynamic design concepts influenced by Filipino culture. Their designs illustrate how these locally sourced materials can be transformed into functional yet artistic pieces – from the use of natural fibers, to local woods, to various types of metals.
“Design Philippines continuously builds and strengthens the country’s position in the home furnishings and accessories industry in the international scene. With this specialized exhibition, we hope to showcase to the South Korean market what Filipino designers have to offer,” said Rosvi Gaetos, the executive director of CITEM.
For more information on the Design Philippines in-store promotion in Korea, interested parties can visit http://www.citem.gov.ph/.
See these designs and more at Manila FAME, 14 – 17 March 2014 at the SMX Convention Center, Metro Manila, Philippines.