A country rich in heritage and natural resources, the Philippines is a must go for homeowners looking for quality and artisanal furniture. We visited Manila for the country's bi-annual design trade show, Manila Fame, and discovered many brands we're sure you'll love.
What they do: This furniture company is known for their wicker and rattan pieces. They have both indoor and outdoor contemporary designs, such as the Fern Barstool (left) and Ellipse Daybed.
Where to find them: Unit 350, Level 3, Ayala Center Cebu, Cebu City, Philippines, or www.coast-pacific.com
What they do: Helmed by designer Jude Tiotuico, Industria Edition turns to steel as their main medium. Their industrial-inspired designs are one-of-a-kind and clever, such as Raggio (left) and Flutty.
Where to find them:159 Dona Lucing Ave, Friendship Highway, Calibutbut, Bacolor, Pampanga 2001 Philippines, or www.industriaedition.com
Maze Manufacturing Co.
What they do: If you're looking for elaborate and ornate furniture, look no further. Maze Manufacturing Co. produces maximalist and metal-made pieces, which the company's president describes as "Kelly Wearstler-ish", as well as larger than life sustainable furniture.
Where to find them: 135 Magalang Road, Pulung Cacutud, Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines, or www.mazefurniture.co
What they do: Obra Cebuana uses many of Philippines natural materials, such as rattan. Their pieces, such as Anahaw (middle), are modern, yet still evoke a sense of rustic charm that many have come to love about Philippine craftsmanship.
Where to find them: R.A. Ouano Street Opao, Mandaue City, Cebu 6014, Philippines, or www.obracebuana.com
What they do: It's no wonder people covet Kenneth Cobonpue's work. They're fantastical, witty, and functional — everything you need for a statement piece at home. The Lasso seat (right) is one example.
Where to find them: 3A General Maxilom Avenue, Cenu City, Philippines, or www.kennethcobonpue.com. A local furniture store, Royal Interiors, also carries the brand. Find them at #06-08 Tan Boon Liat Building.
What they do: Venzon Lighting has a wide variety of designs, and you'll be able to find rustic, contemporary, as well as industrial-style pieces. They also sell the occasional furniture, such as bar stools.
Where to find them: 7 Sheridan Street, Mandaluyong City, Manila, Philippines, or www.venzonlighting.com
What they do: Fans of natural materials will love Catalina's range of lighting and accessories. Their artful designs play on nature and the characteristics of raw materials such as coco, abaca, rattan, and even shells. They are also working towards being a certified green company!
Where to find them: Upper Tingub, Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines 6014, or www.catalina.ph.