Furniture From These Stores Will Keep Your Home Classy and Stylish The Pinoy Way

Anne Marielle Eugenio
PUBLISHED November 26, 2018 05:26 pm | UPDATED November 26, 2018 05:39 pm
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The Philippines’ first IKEA store will soon open before 2020 ends. With IKEA conquering the public’s interest, the local furniture makers are faced with another “rival” since all the attention are on the Swedish company. Most likely, it would affect the local stores’ sales, since IKEA products with IKEA’s price and convenience (not to mention, the hype). Filipino stores would have less exposure. Thus, less people would be not aware of these locally made furniture pieces.


It's okay to buy international products, really, but we might forget we have local versions that have always been available within the Metro. Why don't we consider our own products first?


So, if you've decided to put #ProudlyPinoy furniture at home, here's where you can find them:


Altum Concepts


2241 Chino Roces Ave, Warehouse 15C La Fuerza Plaza, Makati,


Altum Concepts is not only proudly Filipino,t is also an advocate of ecological sustainability. This furniture store located along Chino Roces Avenue has been in the industry since 1983 and already made a name for itself. Quality is assured.





 


 

 



 

 


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Space Encounters
Unit B Mezzanine, Padilla Bldg., F. Ortigas Jr. Rd., Ortigas Center, Pasig City


Friendly is one way to describe Space Encounters. Since 2009, their Scandinavian-inspired furniture with Asian accents have been turning bland offices and homes into "functional and stylish" pieces. They encourage you to "revolutionize your space" with them.





 


 

 



 

 


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Artesania
910 Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City


Artesania Bespoke Furniture is a showroom and coffee shop wrapped in one. They only showcase the best customized Filipino furniture and specialty coffee. Might be cliche to say but it's like hitting two birds with one stone.





 


 

 



 

 


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Philippine Artisan Trade
830 Antonio Arnaiz Ave, Makati


The Philippine Artisan trade houses the best bamboo furniture and other local crafts, like clothes and woven products, made by Filipino Artisans. It can be found in 830 Arnaiz Avenue, the same space where Batala Bar is found. While shopping the next piece for your home, why not chill and try Batala Bar's local craft beers. Bambanog (bamboo-infused lambanog) is a drink you shouldn't miss.





 


 

 



 

 


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Locsin
2nd Flr. Unit 209 LRI Design Plaza, 210 Nicanor Garcia Street, Bel-Air II Village, Makati City


Its unconventional designs made Locsin a world-class furniture provider. Founded by Roberto Locsin in 1979, the company had been awarded several recognitions for their quality products. It currently commissions freelance designers, making Locsin a platform for young designers to showcase their skills.





 


 

 



 

 


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MODLiving Furnishing
Showroom at E. Square, 416 Ortigas Ave, San Juan, Metro Manila


MODLiving has been around since 2011. Only seven years in the furniture industry and they are already conquering the scene. Its specialty is providing the perfect pieces for every home’s dining area. They offer wood, plastics, and even metal chairs and tables.


They are the furniture providers of several coffee shops around the country, too!





 


 

 



 

 


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Heima
Showroom at No. 103, Three Brixton St., Brgy. Pasig City


Heima actually means "home" in Iceland. This furniture store is founded by Bong Rojales and IDr. Rossy Anne Yaput-Rosales, who decorated homes of celebrities like Kris Aquino and Solenn Huessaff. Heima sells not only vibrant and unique furniture and decor, but also scents, music, and paper, too! For the founders, they "take pride in building happy homes".





 


 

 



 

 


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Mav Furniture
Showroom at Designmix Building 59 Connecticut St., North East Greenhills San Juan City


Mav was established in 2007 by three entrepreneurs: Eric Mendoza, Amado Go, and Eric Po. Since then, Mav products provided both great design and value for money for their customers. It sells furniture for the living room, bedroom, dining room, and other home accessories. They have different categories for different personalities on their website. It also expanded into selling window coverings and wallpapers.





 


 

 



 

 


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These furniture shops will provide you the pieces you are looking for, be it classy, modern, stylish, or even quirky. They have different products for your every need and they are just waiting for you to discover the locally-made goods.


We repeat, there’s nothing wrong with appreciating foreign products. But wouldn’t it be nice if you would take home a Filipino piece and think, “This is what Filipino creativity is all about”.


We’ll leave you to it.

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