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An expanding retail hub for furniture, art, lighting and home décor

/ 12:20 AM August 06, 2016
ITALIAN leather sofa at Designa Italia

ITALIAN leather sofa at Designa Italia

Nestled in a warehouse complex on Chino Roces Avenue in Makati City, La Fuerza Compound is an expanding new retail hub for furniture, art, lighting and home décor.

Newest on the block is Designa Italia, a high-quality Italian furniture store that carries a wide array of leather sofas, living room occasional tables, dining tables and chairs and bedroom sets. The all-in-one store for beautiful furniture is the brainchild of the mother and daughter tandem, Dette Aquino-Tan and Audrey Tan-Zubiri. With pieces from Alf Italia, a solidly established furniture house since 1951, the new store carries an elegant interpretation of a classic yet contemporary lifestyle.


Designa Italia is also home to Saporini. They offer sofas made in the historic and heritage rich center of Italy where skills and the traditions of working with leather are passed on from generation to generation. Each leather hide is naturally tanned using only water-based chemicals for 30 days and each sofa created is a celebration of Italian talent and creativity.

“We are sure that people will truly appreciate the design and function of our pieces and they will easily find a place for them in their homes,” said Dette Aquino-Tan.


Furniture showcase

“Italian furniture has always been considered a luxury and our items are truly luxurious in terms of their quality and design but what sets us apart from other stores is our mission to make reasonably priced Italian furniture more accessible to a broader market,” shared Audrey Tan-Zubiri.

W/17 owners Andy Vazquez Prada and Kaye Tinga

W/17 owners Andy Vazquez Prada and Kaye Tinga

Designa Italia is proud to offer a marvelous furniture showcase of Italian craftsmanship at its best and ready to be brought home at any time but also offers discerning clients the option of placing indent orders for customized pieces.

Designa Italia is located at W14 La Fuerza Compound, 2241 Chino Roces Ave. (behind San Lorenzo Village), Makati City. Contact them at 02-772 8343 or 0977-100 3469 or [email protected]

Two doors down from Designa Italia is W/17, an elegantly curated furniture and lifestyle store. The beautiful home store has several breathtaking vignettes showcasing globally sourced products with rich fabrics and posh textures.

Aside from the extensive line of indoor furniture, W/17 offers home pieces that bring the outdoors inward with creative interiors. W/17 introduced Sika Design for this purpose.

Sika Design was founded in 1940 in Denmark, and is a leading proponent of sustainability with all furniture produced with the environment and social responsibility in mind. With renowned designers such as Viggo Boesen, Franco Albini, Arne Jacobsen and Ninna Dietzel behind their iconic pieces, Sika Design continues to innovate and create new designs, while continuing to produce classics from their original



Clients can choose from six collections, all of which are available in indoor and outdoor materials. Sika Design is available exclusively at W/17 in La Fuerza Compound, Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati, and at Veranda by W/17 in the fourth floor, Fashion Hall of Megamall.

Wide array of choices

La Fuerza Compound is also the address of The Pietro Collection, a leading lighting and home accessories store. Offering a wide array of choices for interior design needs, The Pietro Collection has multiple lighting fixtures with different styles and materials.

Truly a one-stop shop, one can expect to find a diverse and comprehensive selection of lighting, decorative accessories, accent furniture, rugs and art. Their curated choices offer a perfect mix of sophistication and elegance to transform your house into your dream home.

It’s the perfect shopping destination for architects, interior designers—anyone and everyone who simply want to surround themselves with things that make them happy. There’s a little bit of something for all. Contact The Pietro Collection at 0917-574-3876 or (02) 216 7884.

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