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Interesting designs, timeless pieces

/ 05:19 AM February 10, 2018

Philux Skara Chair in denim patchwork upholstery by Bea Valdes; denim decorative floor cushions and denim bags also by Valdes

Very few furniture manufacturers put an extensive focus on the design aesthetics and artistic value of the furnishings they produce.

Philux is one of those furniture retailers that truly emphasize on these aspects and would go further in making timeless pieces using high grade materials.

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Philux has been manufacturing and retailing high quality furniture pieces for over three decades. Through traditional furniture making techniques using dowels, wood glue, and clamps, and with a distinct sense of aesthetics, Philux produces furniture pieces that can be passed on and treasured from generation to generation.

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Crafted from a profound partnership of Philux and multi-faceted artist Bea Valdes, the Hearth-Philux X Bea Valdes is the newest collection of impressively beautiful pieces for the home.

Valdes is internationally renowned for her intricately beautiful handmade bags and accessories. These coveted pieces continue to receive global recognition and have been featured in publications including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, CNN and Newsweek.

Valdes and Philux have come together to create masterful pieces that convey Filipino craftsmanship and artistry at its finest. Both brands are proudly homegrown and employ an all-Filipino team of craftsmen including carpenters, upholsterers, sewers, and beaders.

From the echoes of the workshop floor to the focused light from a jeweler’s nook, this team has created several masterpieces that are stunning works of art.

Their workshops are where everything comes alive—from talismans, tassels, embroideries, wood, fabrics, and metals to sawdusts, beads, threads, and needles. The sketches and prototypes, the beadwork, sanding, welding, finishing are all important. Every minute detail and every meticulous process makes the design.

From the combination of Philux’s signature furniture styles and Valdes’ artistic hand work emerges a tribute to the contemporary Filipino home, a playful perspective on local luxury. Check out the collection at Philux Home, Shangri-La at The Fort.

Philux Pacific Console with Bea Valdes’ touch-grass cloth matting, labradorite handles

Pursuing excellence

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Next weekend is the ICONS forum for architects and designers. ICONS is an event-planning group composed of Filipino architects, whose mission is to encourage and enable Filipino architects and designers to pursue excellence not only in their profession, but also in nation building.

The informative talks aim to inspire and motivate aspirants, architecture students and enthusiasts to live for that shared vision of a better world where we are all called to serve through architecture and its related fields.

Since 2014, ICONS has brought in internationally renowned experts and icons in their chosen fields so that they may share their knowledge with our compatriots. By exposing Filipino architects and designers and students to brave and brilliant individuals, and opening their minds to innovative ideas, their ultimate goal is to raise the bar for design professionals in this country.

Architects are called to create sustainable, livable, sensible, and beautiful spaces and at ICONS, they aim to make this happen.

The ICONS Team included Antonio A. Valdez, Maria Cynthia Ylagan-Funk, Rene Richie A. Corcuera, Vanessa Lagman-Ledesma and Mary Josephine Dizon-Devanadera.

ICONS has lined up several interesting design speakers for the forth coming event on February 17 and 18 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City. I will be one of the guest speakers where I will share my interior design and feng shui for the home tips during my talk.

For more information, contact Mary Josephine Devanadera at (0920) 9198320.

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