Sabor a Ming by Eduardo Olbés at Ayala Museum from January 27 to March 1
An homage to elegant furniture from the Ming dynasty
(SPOT.ph) Mexico-based Eduardo Olbés opens the year for Ayala Museum with Sabor a Ming, an homage to a period of excellence in Chinese cultural history. In partnership with Silverlens, the Ming flavor (the translation of the title) is showcased through functional art like architectural benches, consul chairs, and writing desks.
Although he has been in Mexico since 1975, Olbés maintains an admiration for the furniture from the Ming Dynasty. He is quoted praising its strong clean lines and elegant joinery among others. Being a renowned furniture maker himself, he expressed his appreciation for "the wisdom of their craft, and in particular, the subtlety of the work's seeming simplicity."
Olbés’ recent exhibitions have mostly been held in Mexico and it’s definitely going to be quite an visual fête for us to see his sculptural works.
The Ayala Museum is at Makati Avenue corner De La Rosa Street, Greenbelt Park, Makati City.
Photos courtesy of Ayala Museum