SPOTLIGHT: Ito Kish

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After decades in the design industry as stylist, interior consultant and highly regarded design retailer – Ito Kish has scooped the pool at Manila FAME 2012 taking out a double win for Best Booth Design as well as Best Furniture Design for a piece from his debut solo collection: Art of the Archipelago.

Gregoria, named after Kish’s mother, is a wonderfully nostalgic collection that sees to imbue the humble turned-timber balustrade of traditional Philippine residences with a contemporary language that would speak to a new generation not as familair with the typology.

Complete with a radial paterned woven seat the craftsmanship alone is enought to warrant the Manila FAME 2012 commendation.

Manila FAME 2012 (for the first time an amalgamation of five leading South East Asian design fairs) wrapped up in Manila on the 17th and drew an impressive contingent of International guests with the likes of the Campana Brothers and Kenneth Cobonpue visiting.

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  1. O. Co

     /  30 March, 2012

    Wow this is amazing. The piece reminds me of a cathedral, thus Gregoria is very much apt.