At the recent Manila FAME 2015 fair, 14 finalists from the newly-launched Red Box Design Talents program were introduced. Handpicked by local design industry professionals from over 140 aspirants, the young designers under the Furniture and Home Accents sectors are Viktoria Laguyo, Mariel Lazo, Edward Sibunga, Kristel Blancas, Diana Ramirez and Jim Torres.

We take a quick look at their collections, which have been developed in collaboration with local manufacturers:
 


Viktoria Laguyo partnered with Obra Cebuana Designs to come up with elegant outdoor furniture with sinuous forms.

 


Kristel Blancas, in partnership with Bon-Ace, plays with light and shadow in the design of these structured suspended and floor lamps.

 


Jim Torres, together with Venzon Lighting, developed attractive lighting designs using metal. 

 


Mariel Lazo partnered with Triboa Bay Living to produce this unique, attention-grabbing chair. 

 


Edward Sibunga, paired with Calfurn, designed a collection that includes this sofa — with contemporary silhouettes and traditional natural materials.
Above the sofa, colourful pendant lamps with a sculptural quality are designed by Diana Ramirez, in collaboration with That One Piece Enterprise.

 

Which is your favourite?