Issue 6 marks the first in a series of special editions entirely devoted to a single country; the Philippines stars as our first featured location. It may seem an unlikely choice to some, but ultimately we felt strongly enough that the country’s untapped trove of design treasures and destinations was deserving of some of the limelight otherwise commandeered by its better-known neighbours.
We visit a few standout locations including designer Eric Paras’s a11 Gallery in Manila, the award-winning restaurant Antonio’s in Tagaytay, the DEDON factory in Cebu and their luxury resort on the island of Siargao. Fellow Hong Kong resident and Philippines native JJ.Acuna, an architect and popular design blogger, writes for us for the first time, interviewing recognised talents Ito Kish and Stanley Ruiz about Manila’s local design scene. Plus much, much more.
This is by no means an exhaustive representation of the design scene in the Philippines, or even Manila for that matter. But don’t take my word for it — go and check it out yourself!
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