PHOTOS: Highlights from Manila FAME, March 2015

Giving a new meaning to conversation piece

( Chic contemporary take on local fabric, a platform for small and medium enterprises under One Town, One Product, and a tangible take on the United Nation’s declaration of 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies await design enthusiasts at Manila FAME 2015 at the SMX Convention Center.


The design and lifestyle event runs from March 13 to 16, with the first two days designated as a period of perusal. Take your time and get touchy with the carefully curated artifacts per booth. Explore the different materials-from wood to upcycled paper turned into waterproof origami-and take notes on the new trends. Above all, this edition of Manila FAME invites you to listen to products with stories to tell.


Wataru Sakuma, interpreting "Light and Shadow"



Vito Selma’s trademark furniture pieces immediately catch the eye



Crates of great produce, under One Town, One Product



Patterns inspired by Butbut or traditional tattooing from Kalinga spotted in Len Cabili of Filip + Inna’s new collection



Handcrafted wooden pieces with metal accents from Baskets & Weaves



Origami-inspired decor and delicate paper finials that bloom from Katha awardee Paper Capers



More geometry from Catalina...and a wall of pillows!



Uniqtuniq joins Manila FAME for the third year, bringing dazzling Indian fabrics with them



The event wouldn’t be complete without something out-of-the-box from Kenneth Cobonpue



And look who else we saw



Manila FAME 2015 runs from March 13 to 16, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City. For the schedule of activities, visit the Design Week Philippines website. For more information, log on to the official Manila FAME website.

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