53rd Manila International F.A.M.E. 2011

Manila International FAME is an acronym for Furnishings and Apparel Manufacturers’ Exchange the country’s trades’ show for top-notch artistry and craftsmanship, continues to become a popular destination for best designs in home and fashion lifestyle products in Asia.

The organizer of the show is the Center for International Trade Expositions Trade and Missions, the export promotions arm of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

This Christmas decor from Kriks Enterprise won the Katha designer award

Company : Kriks Enterprises
Address: 242 Balubad Bulacan, Bulacan

It remains one of the favorite sourcing destinations of famous brands such as Pier 1 Imports, Crate and Barrel, Neiman Marcus, Ballard Designs, Kalalou, Roost, Lawrence of La Brea, Hermon & Hermon, Papaya, Samaco, Lane Crawford, Li & Fung, El Corte Ingles, Hollander, Konert, Impressionen, Asplund, Etoile Kaito, itokin, Euro Diwan, BML, Kontekas, DK Home, Haans Lifestyle, and Briefing Collection.

This bag by Yvette’s Bag and Beads Collection from Davao won the Katha designer award

Contact Information : YVETTE’S BAGS AND BEADS COLLECTIONS- 09323281440; 09189129173

This is one of the much sought after event by international buyers, exporters, and designers from home made furniture’s, accessories, jewelries, components, raw materials, clothing, Christmas decors, bags, leathers, shell crafts, natural materials, recycled materials, natural and organic products from different companies and trading houses all over the country. This bi-annual event is a venue for trade buyers from all over the world who are looking for quality materials for their business.

Locsin International exhibit booth
Roberto M. Locsin established Locsin International in 1979 , a Philippine manufacturer and exporter of furniture and lamps, together with his wife, Cindelyn B. Locsin. The formidable partnership led to what is now known as a trusted name in the international furniture market.

Today, after twenty-five years of commitment to service excellence, Locsin International continues to flourish as one of the leading makers of premium quality home furniture. Diversity, functionality and innovation drives this company to distinction, as it performs and ensures consistent year-round product research and development initiatives. By continuously exploring and infusing unconventional themes and design concepts into practical living area pieces, this company succeeds in producing and impressive collection to showcase regularly in various exhibitions and fairs here and abroad.

Contact Information:
Office Address : LOCSIN INTERNATIONAL , 2nd Flr. Unit 209 LRI Design Plaza , 210 Nicanor Garcia Street,
Bell-Air II Village, Makati City , Philippines – 1200
Tel. Nos. +632-846-1498
Fax Nos. +632-899-7468
Email : locsin@locsin.com
Website :www.locsin.com

Philippines top designers, exporters, furniture makers, artists; students would showcase their creative designs. Held at the SMX Convention Center within the SM Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City last March 14 to 17, 2011 this trade fair is internationally recognized. This trade fairs not only attracts local buyers but a multitude of international buyers from all over the world.

Christmas decor on display

Manila F.A.M.E. International is one of the longest trade shows for lifestyle products in Asia Pacific and the only accredited event in the Philippines by Union des Foires Internationales (UFI), a Paris-based association of trade fair organizers.

Daniel Latorre -Cruz- furniture and product designer from London, Stanley Ruiz – industrial furniture and product designer based in New York, Jinggoy Buensuceso a sculptor based in Singapore and Wataru Sakuma a paper artist based in Manila . Their latest works are exhibited during the 53rd edition of Manila FAME

53rd edition, this event has evolved into more than just an exhibition for home and fashion lifestyle products. It also provides buyers and visitors the one-stop venue in sourcing products made by Filipino craftsmen, who now enjoy the reputation of being among the best artisans in the world.

furniture exhibit circa 1980’s to 1990’s

The show’s curator, Maja Olivares-Co, found inspiration in our country’s rich resource of traditional raw materials in creating the show’s concept – TM/New Directions.

These are some of the modern innovative furniture styles in the 2000’s – a lot of which are exported abroad

There are fashion shows, reception cocktails, katha awards, best exhibit booths and design contests.

The fair is open to local and international buyers during the first 3 days where pre-registration is highly encourage while the last day is usually open for the public for a minimal entrance fee of Php 500.  Sketching and taking of pictures is highly discouraged in order to avoid copyright and intellectual property rights violation.

Catalina Trade Exhibit – their product are different  kinds of lampshade

” The country ( Philippines) had a good number of designers which may even surpass some of the other international trade fairs , we have gone”  . We simply loved the quality and styles. This was according to one of the international trade visitor who wanted to remain anonymous.

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