Annual three-day showcase celebrates the latest in Filipino creativity
The sixth edition of the national furniture, furnishings, and, home accessories extravaganza that is the Philippines International Furniture Show 2017, (PIFS 2017) will again be held at SMX Convention Centre, Manila. From 9-11 March next year, local and international brands, designers and manufacturers, will showcase their latest collections and newest ideas and proposals for the local, regional and global market.
Visitors to the exhibition will be able to participate in interactive programmes featuring important local and international artists and artisans, including Nelson Sepulveda. His specific specialization in things natural, handmade and crafted by artisans, and the ideas and recommendations that he can bring to the table, are ideally suited to the Filipino creative mindset.
Over the years, the Philippine furniture industry has consistently been recognized globally for innovative use of natural materials, on trend creativity, and, superior craftsmanship. PIFS 2017 will showcase the local design scene with a curated collection representing the country’s finest and best known furniture and furnishings brands; including Vito Selma, Locsin International and Betis Crafts.
“Filipino furniture designers and manufacturers have always had a reputation for creativity and quality,” says Duke Zuluaga, Chairman of PIFS 2017. ‘Their designs are culturally-rooted yet appeal to an international audience. There is a growing demand for high quality furniture in Asia, and the Philippines is ready and well placed to become a hub for this market. We have also the capacity to be the go to destination for international specifiers to the contract, retail and consumer markets around the world. PIFS 2017 is THE platform to promote Philippine furniture design and manufacturing to the world.’
To recognize the industry’s outstanding talent, the PIFS Design Award will be presented to participants at the show in the following categories: Transitional Furniture Design, Contemporary Furniture Design, Home Accessory Design, and, Visual Merchandising.
PIFS is organized by the country’s three biggest industry associations: Cebu Furniture Industries Foundation Inc. (CFIF), the Chamber of Furniture Industries of the Philippines (CFIP), and the Pampanga Furniture Industries Foundation (PFIF). The exhibition will be held alongside Interior and Design Manila, and the Philippine Finishing and Furnishings Expo. The all embracing appeal of the three events together will attract major industry players from across the region. Visitors are expected to include project and property developers, hoteliers, architects and designers, specifier and buyers, local and regional retailers as well as the general public.
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