SM Interior Zone showcases the works of the young Filipino Designers

For every work of art there lies an equivalent and underlying rationale. I guess it depends on every person's perception of the piece of art until you hear from the soul artist himself or herself. 

Sometimes you'll figure out that it may be too deep, too broad may be even shallow or plainly too creatively executed. Whatever the reason there is, all I can say is I appreciate art and its value more so if it was created by our "kababayans" or fellow countrymen. They really make us proud. 

Just recently, I was invited by SM Home in an art display of crafts and furnitures showcasing the creative works of young Filipino designers of today. The display is located at Interior Zone, you can see it just behind the main mall of SM City North Edsa near the parking area. 

The program started with the young designers' self introduction and explaining some of their works which I admit, made me admire them more! I can imagine how happy and proud their parents were seeing these young designers grow and achieve reallarething" out of their ingenuity. 

Young designers, Jim Torres, Micki Olaguer and Viktoria Laguyo

These three new breed of designers were all part of the Red Box Design Program, a program specifically created by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Center for International Trade Expositions and Mission (CITEM) in 2013. This was done to nurture the next generation of Filipino designers which I guess, they're doing a great job on this, kudos to them. 

Viktoria Laguyo

For Viktoria, she tells she's more inclined and inspired into furniture making. Like this Pirouette Furniture Collection, she made use of rattan, a timeless material. Viktoria wanted to give rattan a modern look and geel like Ballet which uses different techniques. 

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From over 140 aspiring designers, the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM), the export promotions arm of the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), introduces its 14 finalists in the Red Box Design Talents, a platform to discover and nurture young designers that aims to produce breakthrough Philippine design talents by 2017.

Viktoria Laguyo emerged as one of the finalists under the Furniture and Home Accent sectors along with other artists Mariel Lazo, Edward Sibunga, Kristel Blancas, Diana Ramirez, and Jim Torres.

Jim Torres 

Industria Home Vico Design & Manufacturing Corp. taps Jim Torres, a young Filipino designer for its Peacock chair entry in Manila FAME. Jim chooses metal to demonstrate the design values of the original Peacock Chair, including its intricate details, dramatic upper tail called coverts, and distinct hourglass base. 

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Young Jewelry Designer, Micki Olagu 

This industrial design graduate of the University of the Philippines Diliman has long been in love with jewelry design. With a mother who is a jeweler, she was exposed to the craft at a young age.

“Designing jewelry allows me to use my education to make beautiful, lasting pieces that can be worn for generations,” she said.

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These young and new breed of Filipino designers bring such pride and glory to our country giving the real meaning of Filipino ingenuity at its finest. 

Visit their exhibit along with other young designers' artworks at the Interior Zone in SM City North Edsa in Quezon City until March 4, 2017. 

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