5 Cool Home and Lifestyle Shops Along Chino Roces
Treat yourself to a pretty thing (or two) from these must-visit stores.
When you think about Chino Roces along Makati, what's the first thing that enters your mind? For most people, it would be a number of offices and condo buildings. Little do we know, this famous Makati road is also a treasure trove of beautiful home stores and one-of-a-kind art galleries. If you're thinking about exploring the city this weekend, here are some stops you shouldn't miss.
Aphro isn't your typical gallery. It's meant to be a casual place for art to be appreciated. Enter Aphro and you won't see a single intimidating element, even if everything in the shop has been made by established artists. You'll find all kinds of art here, too—from huge paintings by various artists like Felix Bacolor, Jayson Oliveria, Jojo Serrano, Erwin Leano, Kawayan De Guia, and Leeroy New; to functional art like chairs, bags, and shoes. There's even a slide that guests can use when they need a little pick-me-up.
Aphro is at The Alley at Karrivin, 2316 Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City. For more information, log on to their Aphro's Facebook page.
Match Contract Furniture
You'll never run out of choices at Match Contract Furniture. Whether you're looking for chairs to go with your desk, dining table, or to furnish an unused corner, you'll find it here. Take your pick from the slatted plastic chairs, armchairs, bar stools, and chairs inspired by designer pieces without breaking the bank.
Match Contract Furniture is at ID Center Building, 2100 Don Chino Roces Avenue, Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City. For more information, log on to their Match Contract Furniture's Facebook page.
Fashion Interiors by Paul Cornelissen
This showroom was built to impress with its high ceilings and multiple rooms that seem more luxurious than the last one. While the place has been in Makati for only three years, those behind the brand have had 40 years of experience in the export furniture business. That's why you're assured that all the pieces—from the paintings to the sofas—are made in the brand's factory in Angeles, Pampanga, with materials sourced all over the world.
This well-known French company mixes and matches playful pieces under one roof. As a world leader in furniture design and distribution, Roche Bobois works closely with renowned designers such as Ora Ito, Cédric Ragot, Sacha Lakic, Christophe Delcourt, and Stephen Burks, to name a few. They offer a wide range of exclusive custom-made designs that are all manufactured in workshops scattered across Europe.
Pioneering the warehouse gallery movement in Metro Manila after being established in 2004, Silverlens continues its adaptive tradition by moving into another warehouse space that was formerly a commissary of The Pancake House. Their new home houses viewing rooms, artist studios, offices, a library, and two exhibition spaces—a 150sqm main gallery and a 65sqm small gallery.
This story originally appeared on Realliving.com.ph. Minor edits have been made by the SPOT.ph editors.