In the last quarter of 2015, Jed, Jun and I watched Ballet Philippines’ Sarong Banggi. After the show and while eating our late lunch, a friend of Jed’s called to ask us to check out Manila Fame The Design and Lifestyle Event at the Mall of Asia Arena. Since we had nothing else to do and the day was quite early, we decided to hop in a cab and immerse ourselves in something very Filipino.
I thought that I had lost these photos months ago, but I discovered their hidden folder among my files yesterday. Although the event happened eons ago in this Tech Age, I decided to post them anyway because, why not?
Kenneth Cobonpue’s Yoda chairs. These Yoda chairs were slightly modified for the APEC leaders who visited Manila last year.
Jed sitting on Bloom by Kenneth Cobonpue
These are galvanized iron fixture made by a company just outside Metro Manila. Correct me if I am wrong.
One of the more popular displays in the first floor.
Creation by John Herrera for a mini-display called Manila Wear
Creation by JC Buendia for Manila Wear display
A giant bird and I. The last photo we took in the first floor
I loved this baul (chest) and the wooden animals are cute.
Kris. The marker says, “It is a distinguishing ornament of all Malays, a symbol of royalty, authority, and power, a serpentine bladed weapon that dates back to the 3rd century BC when it was forged and fashioned in India. The shape and number of waves in a kris are significant as they banner or betray its ethnic or regional origin”.
Wooden cameras. I do not know how long it took their makers to finish them.
Fibers of the Philippines
Philippine piña and coir
Philippine maguey, silk and tikog.
These are huge artworks outside the exhibit halls.
Urban Art by Millennials.