These Design Brands from the Philippines Will Transport Your Home to the Tropics

The Philippines overflows with talented designers whose styles tilt indigenous-chic. Order these 7 home goods brands to add color and whimsy to your life. By Stephanie Zubiri

Feb 17, 2021

SUMMER IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER and while many of us may still be stuck in our urban abodes, there’s no reason why we can’t bring a bit of the beach vibe into our spaces! Here are some picks from the Philippines for that perfect sun-soaked, tropical feel.

Philux

This family-run business has some exceptionally made furniture blending traditional craftsmanship with contemporary lines. We particularly love this Stockholm Armchair featuring a Scandi design paired with Filipino solihiya weaves. They also have a great selection of home accessories source from all over the Philippines.
philux.ph

Nature’s Legacy

Inject your daily life with a pop of fresh color with stunning handcrafted pieces made from high-grade polymer. Marmorcast can be used in a multitude of ways but we particularly love the candy-colored tableware. Color-blocked pitchers, cake stands and bowls, in colors reminiscent of surfboards lined up at the beach, will be wonderful and chic additions to any home.
natureslegacy.com/marmorcast

Aranaz Lifestyle

This handbag label carries over their luxe, tropical aesthetic into the realm of homeware with a wide array of accessories for entertaining. From woven pineapple lanterns to gorgeous dinnerware in their signature patterns, even just one of their pieces will immediately transport you to that summery state of mind.
aranaz.ph/collections/lifestyle

Le Weekend by RO

Fashion designer Rosanna Ocampo recently launched a multi-product collection embracing our new normal of spending more time at home. Under the tagline “Musique, Cardio, Cocktails,” Le Weekend features gorgeous loungewear, sportswear and barcarts. Pick your Le Bar—it comes in two rattan styles, Le Pompidou and Le Brera, and two different colors (Smoky Blue and Crocodile Green)—then pick your poison!
rosannaocampo.com/collections/le-bar

Tropicalē

How to make cute furniture even cuter? Why, go mini! This label is a spin-off of kid’s furniture and accessories designer, Fun Nest, with a collection of adorable rattan designs made specially for kids. Love seats, vanity tables, writing desks—even a basketball net. Bring that laid-back beach vibe to your child’s room.
funnest.ph/collections/rattan-collection

Liwayway

Eye catching indigenous fabrics on throw pillows, melamine plates adorned with local weave motifs, bright carabao-shaped salt and pepper shakers, adorable pineapple jars… the list goes on. Created in order to support a local children’s foundation, Liwayway continues to contribute to charity work, making sure that all your purchases not only look good but feel good.
liwaywayph.com

Tagolwanen Weavers

Hailing from the lush mountainous province of Bukidnon, The Tagolwanen Women Weaver’s Association aims to preserve the local indigenous weaving heritage and help generate livelihood and a sense of pride for the women of the Tagolwanen tribe. Beautifully crafted mats are made from grass threads creating a multitude of graphic designs and patterns, many of which are passed down from generation to generation. Beyond gorgeous mats, they offer placemats, coasters, cache-pots and more.
tagolwanenweavers.com

Hotels & Resorts

SO Sofitel Bangkok

Abutting Rama IV and Sathorn Road in the capital’s frenetic financial district, this much-hyped property is geared toward artsy, style-minded types as much as business travelers—check-ins are done via iPads and in-room tech amenities are powered by Apple Mac mini.

Hotels & Resorts

The St. Regis Hong Kong

Designer André Fu has worked his magic once again at The St. Regis Hong Kong, weaving the brand’s familiar trademarks— Art-Deco touches, a Prohibition era–styled bar— into a new design template set to serve as the archetype for future properties.

Spa

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Inspiration

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