‘Passion and dedication for Cebuano craftsmanship’ is what makes Cebu handcrafted furniture world class

Marc Cosep 10/28/2019

With the emergence of digital technology in the interior design industry, is handcrafted furniture still relevant? In a recent event dubbed as “Inspired Design Through Craftsmanship,” it showed that the art of contemporary Cebuano craftsmanship is still…

Furniture sector turns to local market amid export slowdown

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/29/2018

The furniture export industry has been facing a slow decline in the past decade, but the local market is getting stronger. This was the view of Jim Cassels, marketing manager of Furniture City, who has been in…

Carlo Cordaro: Waking up to the beautiful things in life

PR 05/20/2018

Raised in a culture where tasteful and clever design is a growing standard, Italian furniture designer Carlo Cordaro takes part in shaping the furniture design industry in the Philippines by providing avant-garde designs made with the hands…

Furniture makers find gold mine in Xmas lights venture

Victor Anthony V. Silva 12/10/2017

As soon as the sun is out of sight and streaks of purple begin to paint the early evening sky, colorful moving lights illuminate the façade of a small rattan furniture workshop along Gorordo Avenue in Cebu…

Furniture firm eyes bigger share of local market

Victor Anthony V. Silva 11/20/2017

YEARS after furniture manufacturers decided to cater to the local market amid a global exports slowdown years ago, local players are now seeing promising growth in domestic uptake. Such is the case of the Mandaue City-based Lenbert…

SM Home’s Living Room Sale

PR 03/17/2017

ELEVATE your living room setting with a furniture set from SM Home at SM malls in Cebu. Shop and enjoy up to 50% off at SM Home’s Living Room Sale, ongoing until April 2. SM Home, an…

All things Art under one roof

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 03/08/2017

  Elaine Coper Launched High-End Furniture Gallery family name opens oneself to great expectations in the public eye. Elaine Cooper bears this with exceptional artistic talent and a grateful heart for the successes she reaped all these…

Entrepreneur eyes Cebu’s high-end furniture market

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 02/12/2017

A C EBUANO entrepreneur is showing her growing confidence in Cebu’s furniture sector as she opens a gallery featuring high-end furniture pieces from eight Cebu-based companies. “There is a strong demand for high-end furniture pieces here in…

CFIF official: Find right market, innovate, explore tieups

Dominic D. Yasay 11/20/2016

FOR furniture manufacturers to stay afloat in the industry despite the constant shift in the global demand, they should look into penetrating the right market in which they are relevant while continuously innovating their products. Christina Marie…

The ‘dying’ bamboo trade

Morexette Erram 10/16/2016

Once a week, before a streak of sunlight touches the asphalt sidewalk of Gorordo Avenue, a mini-bus unloads more than 30 freshly harvested poles of bamboo from Cebu City’s hillside barangays Bacayan, Sirao and Talamban on the…

What she did next

Clint Holton Potestas 08/28/2016

IF THE humor about designers accepting all materials, including tin roofs, to sew into garments to keep their finances afloat were feasible, then Jul Oliva would have brighter ideas tucked in place. A step ahead, a league…

Air cargo forwarders see growth with more flights

Victor Anthony V. Silva 08/21/2016

IMPROVED infrastructure and more direct flights coming in to Cebu are seen to help the local forwarding industry grow amid a weakening global market demand. Marivic Esmero, president of the Air Cargo Forwarders of the Philippines Inc.…

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