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Fine furniture from the Queen City of the South

/ 04:08 AM February 15, 2020

It is known for cooking up the best kind of lechon that the world could ever taste. Homebuilders everywhere, however, know very well that it is also the cradle of superbly crafted home furnishings.

It thus comes as no surprise if every tastefully put together residence has a proudly Cebu-made piece of furniture that boasts of quality workmanship and world-class design.

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Murillo

Lower Inayawan, Cebu City

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Established by brothers Allan and Christopher Murillo, the furniture maker brings to the table beautiful pieces that are handmade using high quality materials and excellent craftsmanship. The duo were both exposed to the art of furniture making by their father, Asher.

Murillo boasts of some of the best carpenters and weavers in the industry, with Allan and Christopher at the helm, creating design concepts for the furniture and artworks and home accessories respectively.

Aside from the Philippines, Murillo products can also be found in residences, resorts and hotels in other countries such as the US, Barbados, Maldives, Spain, Italy, South Africa, France, Australia and Egypt.

Cymru

H. Abellana St. Canduman Road, Pagsabungan, Mandaue City, Cebu

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Family-owned Cymru Fine Furniture and Accessories is a partnership of fine Welsh and Filipino craftsmanship. It uses solid wood and veneers and specializes in fine carvings, high-class joinery, antique reproduction and custom-made furniture.

Aside from producing quality furnishings for the home, the company has also made social and environmental responsibility its mission. Cymru offers an internship program with SOS Children’s Village to provide the youth with valuable work skills in order to better equip the latter for the future.

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The company patronizes plantation forestry programs as well, and works with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in assisting tree-planting projects.

Kenneth Cobonpue

3A General Maxilom Avenue, Cebu City

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Mention avant-garde furniture and his name immediately comes to mind.

Kenneth Cobonpue has played a huge part in placing the Philippines in the map of original furniture designs. The world-class and multi-awarded furniture designer utilizes natural and sustainable materials and innovative technologies to produce his much coveted pieces.

Mandaue Foam

H. Cortes Street Brgy. Tipolo Mandaue City

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What started in 1971 as a local foam manufacturer has exponentially grown into a complete home store.

Today, Mandaue Foam offers bed frames, dining sets, sofas and other necessities for the home. It can even custom-build furniture and even storage solutions for the more discerning client.

The company is one of the country’s top 1,000 corporations with over 25 branches and showrooms nationwide. It has branches in Metro Manila, Iloilo, Negros Occidental, Bohol, Pampanga, Batangas, Leyte, Agusan del Norte, Misamis Oriental, Lanao del Norte, Davao del Sur, and South Cotabato.

Mehitabel

Tac-an Road, Talamban, Cebu City

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Mehitabel has made a name for itself as “the factory of choice for fine furniture manufacturing,” not compromising when it comes to coming up with structurally sound, fine, hand-crafted furniture.

Hand-carved details, stone and wood inlays, multi-layered lacquer finishes, silver and gold leafing, and custom finished metal hardware are found in every Mehitabel creation. Stiff competition in the furniture industry notwithstanding, the company sees to it that its products are up-to-date, even incorporating technological innovations such as video, sound, light and appliance integration, integrated charging stations and power supply management.

Dedon

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The outdoor furniture maker may not be Cebu-born but its search for the world’s best weavers led Dedon to the Queen City of the South.

The company’s production facilities in Cebu employs over a thousand. Entwine Dedon’s innovative, weatherproof synthetic fiber together with the luxurious craftsmanship of Cebuanos and you’ve got outdoor furniture that stands out from the rest.

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