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Arts Culture Manila FAME Showcases Young Talent in Red Box

Manila FAME Showcases Young Talent in Red Box

Manila FAME Showcases Young Talent in Red Box
By Sharmaine Uy
March 10, 2015

Four designers continue their creative journeys in the upcoming Manila FAME.

The future of the Philippine design industry is in the good hands of four talented designers featured in Red Box, whose individual artistry will be showcased in the upcoming Manila FAME 2015 from March 13 to 16.

(See what else is in store during Design Week Philippines.)

Red Box, an ongoing design development program of the Department of Trade and Industry and the Centre for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM), aims to bring out the best in artists from various disciplines of design by challenging them to infuse their individuality with a specific theme. For the March edition of Manila FAME 2015, the Red Box talents are challenged to use the “show window” concept to capture unique design aesthetic and language.

Under the guidance of Manila FAME creative director Budji Layug, each show window will provide a glimpse into the designers’ minds and their collaboration with their partner manufacturers: 

Rachelle Dagñalan

Dagñalan takes us on a journey to her personal roots, as she uses her intimate knowledge of her home province Albay to some up with a setting that displays a fresh approach on the region’s abundant raw materials and traditional crafts. 

Gabriel Lichauco

Fusing patterns, colours, and materials in his entire structure-object installation, Lichauco makes use of four different artisanal techniques—lahar lamination, marquetry, carving, and hand veneering—to create a postmodern didactic design.

Lilianna Manahan

Taking inspiration from the wild jungles and the safari, Manahan’s capsule collection for the home channels the surreal. Her setting also showcases a special collaboration with the fashion designer Lulu Tan-Gan.

Joseph Rastrullo

In his setting, Rastrullo explores material transparency and translucency by manipulating glass and acrylic, making a play on their forms and textures.


Manila FAME will be held at SMX Convention Center. | Photos courtesy of CITEM


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