You Have to See the Unique & Sustainable Pieces in Design Philippines' MOM Exhibit
Filipino design is once again going global at the Maison & Objet and More (MOM) Digital Days. The online platform showcases new collections and exclusive designs developed by 34 brands in Design Philippines, made in collaboration with design duo Nazareno/Lichauco.
“[We] explored the cultural influences, historical importance, gender significance, restorative notions and the diverse facets of the craft of stitching, embroidery and sewing–and how looking at their essence can impact forms, function and relevance.”
Rita Nazareno and Gabby Lichauco
This year, the exhibit champions the art of stitch and sustainability in the realms of home, fashion, and lifestyle. Each collection strongly depicts the direction of Philippine design, which advocates for not only craftsmanship, but for nature and the country’s rich heritage as well.
“[We] explored the cultural influences, historical importance, gender significance, restorative notions and the diverse facets of the craft of stitching, embroidery and sewing–and how looking at their essence can impact forms, function and relevance,” design specialists Rita Nazareno and Gabby Lichauco share. “We, along with the manufacturers and the CITEM team, were thrilled to work on this concept and we hope that passion and enthusiasm will be evident to the buyers and press.”
To unite the showcase, Nazareno and Lichauco created a Stitch-guided capsule collection for each manufacturer according to their specialization. The result? A contemporary and diverse selection of premium quality Filipino products, all handmade from locally-sourced natural materials. According to the designers, some standout pieces include a local spin to the 1950s Sewing Table by Hans Wegner, a collection of kooky goggles decor made from bone china, and vibrant wooden table lamps with handwoven raffia shades.
(Featured: G/HW Table by TBDS x E. Murio x Nazareno/Lichauco x Zacarias 1925)
Although nothing beats the grandeur of a physical showcase like Maison et Objet, MOM presents a golden opportunity for the world to discover (or rediscover) Filipino design. It generates leads for local manufacturers through digital accessibility, reaching design enthusiasts and buyers in every part of the world. In just one click, you can request for a brand’s catalog, use the live chat service with them, or directly place an order on the page.
To discover the new offerings from the Philippines, visit the Design Philippines page.
(Featured, Photo 1: Shoes by Ramir, Bag by Zacarias 1925, Bat Decor by Beatriz, Wooden Lamp by Rafael Lighting, Hanging Lamps by Lija by That One Piece, Bed Frame and bench by A. Garcia, Goggles. Photo 2: Molly Sculpture by Art Meets Craft, Goggles by Fine Bone)