10 Things We Loved at the MaArte Design Fair 2015 Preview

We loved the food. For food reasons.


(SPOT.ph) The recent boom in "crafting" workshops has pushed MaArte Artisan Fair to up their game. Scroll through Instagram and it seems like everyone's doing something impressive with the simplest materials (papercutting, anyone?), which is shifting the focus on what sets a piece apart. The Museum Foundation of the Philippines (MFPI) have been doing this for seven years now, so they know the answer: Design.


It's the theme of MaArte 2015: Craft, Art, Food, and Design Fair and we got a taste of it during the preview. From deceptively simple treats like Quezo De Bola Spread (one word: amazing) to one-of-a-kind RIMOWA luggage pieces designed by unlikely artists (leading man Xian Lim makes his debut!), the MFPI is keeping things interesting for their loyal patrons and pulling in a new crowd.


Happening on August 28 to 30 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Rockwell Tent, MaArte 2015 promises new designs from favorites and bold ideas from newcomers (like Great Women, joining the fair for the first time.) Check out some of the highlights from the preview.


Care for a Xian Lim original?


Coral Oval Bowl from T'Nalak Home


Beautiful coasters! We're going to hunt down the makers of these at the fair!


Filip + Inna continue to impress with their intricate designs.


Great Women clutch bags combine traditional weaves and the hashtag culture.


This Bagobo-inspired clutch, also by Great Women, is made while praying, with the design reflecting the makers' wish.



Glam Bayong—the name says it all!


She's still doing her thing! Add to your collection of trademark Michelline Syjuco jewelry.


These Crispy Sisig Spring Rolls from Gourmet Garage will keep you happy while you shop! Pair this with the Nipa Brew—local wheat beer perfect for the weather.


...and they didn't forget dessert! Art of Pie, Buckies, and more sweet stuff. See you at the fair!


MaArte 2015 is from August 28 to 30, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Rockwell Tent.

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