Manila FAME October Show to Highlight PH Culture, Design Ingenuity

66th Manila FAME October Show to Highlight PH Culture, Design Ingenuity

Manila FAME, the Philippines’ premier lifestyle and design event, is set to make waves again among international and local buyers as it returns on October 20-22 with a range of new show features and artisans in a showcase of the country’s rich cultural heritage and design ingenuity.

The 66th edition of Manila FAME will strip down to its roots to present a show built upon the intertwine of the country’s rich cultural heritage and design excellence and the promotion of Philippine products. Artisans from across the country will showcase their best products at the World Trade Center Metro Manila and the Philippine Trade and Training Center in Pasay City across the three-day event.

“For this edition of Manila FAME, we put focus on how our culture has influenced generations upon generations of Filipino artisans. Manila FAME has always stood as a canvas to which the best of Philippine lifestyle and design talents embellish their work to showcase the country’s vibrant and multi-layered cultural heritage,” said CITEM Executive Director Clayton Tugonon.

Led by Paris-based design specialist Nelson Sepulveda, New Generation Weaves pays homage to Philippine indigenous and natural materials.
Led by Paris-based design specialist Nelson Sepulveda, New Generation Weaves pays homage to Philippine indigenous and natural materials.


No less than eight show features will be included in the upcoming show. New Generation Weaves, a staple of Manila FAME for the past three editions, will return with Paris-based design specialist Nelson Sepulveda at the helm. Sepulveda will work with more than 30 small and medium enterprises to invoke harmony and balance through Philippine craftsmanship and the beauty of natural raw materials.

GREAT Women Project 2

GREAT Women Project 2 will also return to highlight the works of women artisans across the country. The project was launched by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) in partnership with the DTI Project Management Team and is funded by the Canadian International Development Agency.

World-renowned designer Tony Gonzalez will also have his own curated setting that will marry the strengths of each Manila FAME participant to create a versatile collection made to match a variety of material requirements, techniques, and price points. Design Commune: Patterns and Palettes will be presented in four themes: Blues and Whites, Ethnic Nomads, Green Tinted, and Natural Black and White.

“Small and medium enterprises from across our country will join us in October to showcase the best artisanal products the Philippines has to offer,” Tugonon added. “Through Manila FAME, we will work towards supporting the success of our artisans and uplifting the Philippine brand internationally.”

64th Manila FAME October 2016

64th Manila FAME October 2016

64th Manila FAME October 2016

64th Manila FAME October 2016

Me trying this exquisite handmade statement necklace designed by a Filipino artist, during last year's Manila FAME 2016
Me trying this exquisite handmade statement necklace designed by a Filipino artist, during last year's Manila FAME 2016


The Center for International Trade expositions and Missions (CITEM), the export promotions arm of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is the proud organizer of the Manila FAME – the second longest-running trade show in the Asia-Pacific, and the only trade event in the Philippines approved by Union des Foires Internationales, a Paris-based association of trade fair organizers founded 90 years ago in Italy.

Manila FAME is a bi-annual business sourcing platform of export ready and finely crafted furniture and home furnishings, holiday gifts and décor, and fashion accessories. It showcases the best of Philippine design and craftsmanship. For more information, please visit http://www.manilafame.com


You may also visit our other Manila FAME posts here, here, here, and here.



xoxo, Blair




155 LOVES AND COMMENTS:

  1. What a great event for this city! It reminds me of a lot of the events that take place in New York during Fashion Week, and expose people to art they didn't know about.

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    1. Hello Kim,

      Thank you dear! Yeah Manila FAME is like the "fashion week" for lifestyle and designs industry :D

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  2. This is a great way to support and boost the morale of the artisans. I love the guitar...it is so beautiful that I want it in my house. Thank you for sharing Philippine design and craftsmanship. :)

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    1. You're welcome Mayuri!

      Please visit us here in the Philippines. We have hundreds of artisans and creative people who continuously inspires me most.

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  3. I'm quite excited about this year's Manila FAME. October's coming near!!

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  4. I love going to events and expos, it's always such a great way to meet local vendors and designers. Would have definitely visited if I was in the Manila area!

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    1. That's awesome! Manila FAME happens twice in a year, so if you can't make it this October, then you can attend the next season in April :)

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  5. Oh my, I love all of the fun designs and colors of the Philippines. I believe in supporting women artisans and I try to buy products such as these over boring manufactured products.

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    1. Thank you Terri!

      These crafts are so beautiful, it would be shame not to flaunt them all.

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  6. Some stunning items there. I particularly love the outdoor furniture at the top.

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  7. Wow - this looks like a great show with lots of beautiful furnishings and textiles. Wish I could attend.

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    1. They also joined various exhibits in US and recently in Paris.

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  8. I just love decorating. There were some exquisite pieces there.

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    1. Visiting Manila FAME helps many designers and soon-to-be-designers-entrepreneurs to get inspirations, and connect with these artisans and many suppliers. The best gateway for lifestyle and design industry here in the Philippines.

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  9. This looks like an exciting event. I'm always in awe of what people can create. I'd like one of those colorful guitars.

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  10. This sounds like an incredible platform.. /loved all the artifacts!

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  11. I love the talent of these people. That necklace is so pretty.

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  12. I know it will be big. You will have lots to tell and show us. I love to see what artisan's bring to the events.

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    1. Am super excited for this season, and yeah lots and lots of photos and stories to be shared soon!

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  13. What a cool display of home decor! So jealous you got to go and see it all. Not many of those events make it to Oklahoma. :)

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    1. It would be nice that Oklahoma community will also organize a design event like this to showcase the talents in your community.

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  14. Everything is so bright and colorful. I love it. The craftsmanship is beautiful. I've never been to a trades show before but would love to attend just to see all the diversity. Thank you for sharing.

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  15. That sounds like such a cool show. I love all the different things there are to see there.

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  16. Look at those bags! They all are beautiful!

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  17. Love the local talent showcasing their items. The handbags are so cute and lovely and makes for the perfect gift to give for Christmas to loved ones.

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    1. I agree! This season is a perfect time to visit because guests could shop for more unique gift items for their love ones.

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  18. Such a wonderful craft. Everything looks nice. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Wow, the event seems pretty fun. So many hand crafts displayed <3

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    1. Yeah, perfect time to rip-off my credit card!

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  20. Everything looks so colorful and beautiful in this show. I can see the creativity of artists through these photos. I want to attend this event real bad

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    1. Hello Vy,

      Yeah you must! Let me know if you are coming :D

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  21. Seems like a great fun and interesting event... I wish we had such events around us... I hope you had a good time shopping there :D

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  22. This looks like its going to be a fun craft and artisan show. I know I can't make it so hopefully you'll do an update after the show. Richard B

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    1. Hello Richard,

      Yep I will! Because I'm one of the media partners :D

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  23. Everything looks so wonderful. I love all kind of designs and art and would have been awesome if I was there.

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    1. Yeah and you'll gonna love Philippines because of our artistic nature! And even our nature per se is gorgeous AF.

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  24. I really love home decor. Seems like a great event to get new ideas. We just moved into a new home and would love to redecorate.

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    1. I'll keep you posted Nicole for your inspiration :)

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  25. That's a very nice, thoughtful show indeed. Esp showcasing the local talents and handicrafts is very necessary, in this global economy of mass produced goods!

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    1. I agree! And also it is lovely to interact with these designers and local entrepreneurs, and learn how much passionate they are with their crafts.

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  26. What a great opportunity for the PH artist to come out to the light in one place all together! Must be intressting to see the different style and creativity from your homeland!

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    1. Come and visit us here in the Philippines!

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  27. Oh it all looks so so gorgeous! I hope to travel there one day! Thanks for giving me something to daydream about :)

    xo, Taylor || The Millennial Sprinkle (thesprinkle.tayloramead.com)

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    1. Oh that's exciting Taylor. Let me know when you'll be visiting the Philippines.

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  28. some of those designs are stunning. wow. i love it. i also want one of those guitars. never mind that I don't know how to play the guitar.

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  29. I love beautiful designs! This is definitely going to be a fascinating and successful show!

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  30. What a great way to support and encourage artisans. I love those guitars and would absolutely love them sitting in the corner of my living room!

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    1. Hello Linda,

      Those guitars will be a perfect icebreaker!

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  31. This does look like it was an awesome show to go to. I love the lighting with the weaves from the indigenous peoples. It just looks awesome to me.

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    1. Indeed, David! I never get tired promoting these creativeness.

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  32. This sounds like an event I would be interested in. It looks like there's lots to see and learn... I would totally take my kids if we lived there.

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    1. That's awesome! But kids under 12years old are not allowed (sorry!)

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  33. What a fun event! All of the pieces are so unique!

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    1. You haven't seen the others. I will keep on updating this blog and social media channel for more designs :D

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  34. I've never heard of this before, but it sounds like a cool display. That's a great way to highlight home decor.

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    1. Not only home decors... they also showcases paintings, sculptures, etc. everything designs and crafts.

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  35. The furniture so elegant!
    I like such handicraft items.

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    1. Thank you Indrani. Furniture are good investments for homes.

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  36. This is such a great event for your city. I hope I can go when I visit. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You're welcome Ophelia. Yeah please visit us.

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  37. Those unique art and item surely has gotten my attention! I love visit this kind of fair/market to get to see different and unique item =)

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    1. Thank you for liking these collection. Many designs will soon to be featured here :)

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  38. Wow! These look amazing, i would love to go to one of these shows! Very talented!

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  39. Manila FAME sounds like an incredible event! I really love the designs you showed in your photos - those guitars are particularly amazing! I hope you have a wonderful time at this year's show. :)

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    1. I am feeling that I will enjoy a lot this season. Hey please visit us here in Manila :)

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  40. I am impressed with the designs in this exhibition. Wouldn't it be great if I could personally witness these as well?

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    1. Hello Emily!

      Yeah please do! Manila FAME have 3-days exhibition, plus an opportunity to meet the designers, attend workshops and seminars, etc.

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  41. An unique event with the beautiful art craft ;)

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  42. My favorite was definitely the hanging light covers. Up until now, Chandeliers were the only ceiling light decor that I have seen, but that looks amazing. 2nd photo

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    1. Thank you!

      I'll share other lamp designs soon!

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  43. Everything is so beautifully crafted! I think handmade items from different cultures are always best, they have a story.

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    1. I agree. The story of each items makes them unique and more worthy.

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  44. I love to grab some of Philippines hampden craft. I think is nice and attractive.

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    1. Thanks Betty! Hope there is some Philippine handcraft stores in Malaysia.

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  45. Oh my goodness this looks amazing!! I love home decor and all of this is like a dream!

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    1. Thank you Ada! I will share more photos after the event this October.

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  46. I remember visiting such exhibitions in Delhi during my childhood. What began as a humble book fair soon incorporated other elements like a culinary section showcasing cuisines from different parts of India and a textile section too. It's been deacdes since I revisited it. I don't even remember its name. Your visit reminded me of that time, Blair. Nostalgic overburst!

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    1. Thank you Nidhal. I hope you can visit Manila FAME soon!

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  47. Wow looks like a great event to support arts and craft. I loved some of the creative items. The hand bags and guitars look amazing.

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    1. Adorable right?! Thank you for visiting Scarlet.

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  49. Amazing exhibit. Love it all. I love to see how people make products and items.

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    1. It is also a perfect way to promote and help many creative talents to pursue their passion.

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  50. very cool stuff i love the bags ad the blankets

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  51. Woah! Indeed a great event to get known to philipines culture and art more!

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  52. This sounds like a great lifestyle event! You always go to best events. So this a great event that's coming up. Nice plans for October. I love the focus on the country’s rich cultural heritage and design ingenuity. Will you write about it when you have visited this year's event?

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    1. Yes I will write about them!

      This year, I am so happy to collaborate with them, and be part of this season's media partners. I've been supporting this events for 4-years now and I am always happy to write about Philippine designs and cultural events.

      This season, we expect that it will be spectacular!

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  53. What an amazing platform for artists and designers! Beautiful handicraft work. I will go crazy at a place like this..just love the color and vibe. So much talent at one place flaunting their best. Love the guitar, lamps and furniture.

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    1. There will be more designs that I will share very soon!

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  54. These look great. What a good idea to showcase small and medium enterprises who offer unique hand-made products.

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    1. Thank you Nancy! Please visit us here in the Philippines :D

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  55. This exposes me to a 'world' of things I have not experienced and you bring it to life. well done

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  56. sounds very interesting shows and design is pretty awesome from the pictures above it looks like amazing handmade crafts you can walk around and enjoy.

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    1. I agree. Makes me more proud am wearing something tasteful and artful.

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  57. These products look awesome. Love to attend Manila Fame and see these hand works.

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    1. Hello Dear,

      Please do! Let me know if you wish to attend :)

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  58. My city really needs an event such as this one. I am refurnishing my home right now and some of the stuff from your photos would be perfect for my apartment. Unfortunately, Manila is too far from me to visit the event at the moment. It really looks great and I hope to visit it one day.

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    1. Where are you currently residing Irma?
      Yeah I wish many cities will do the same. It is good for the creative people and the industry per se.

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  59. What a great way to showcase and promote Filipino products AND Filipino women artisans.

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    1. I agree, and Filipino men and all genders as well!

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  60. The creativity in some of these pieces are spectacular. Happy to see they are on show for every one to see, as they should be. Well deserved I hope it is a successful show.

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  61. I can enjoy this exhibition through your writing. This is so colorful and I can relate some of the stuff which is also available in my state.

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    1. Please share us design events from your city! We want to see them :D

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  62. Such a great event! The pieces are absolutely stunning!

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  63. The guitar decoration is so beautiful. They are so talented =)

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    1. Thank you Shini! OMG you guys love this guitar :)
      I will inform the makers that you guys like it.

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  64. What a great event!! i would love to be there... Manila is on my bucket list!

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    1. Thank you dear! Let me know when you'll going to visit Manila.

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  65. I wish we had events like these in my city. But nothing much happens here :/
    Loved the post, these designs are stunning!

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    1. Oh maybe you can organized a small gathering with your fellow creative friends.

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  66. This looks like a really cool exhibition and awesome photos...well done!

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    1. Thanks Michael. Hope you could visit us in October's Manila FAME.

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  67. This is an exciting event. Lots of beautiful display there.

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    1. So true! That's why this is one of the most expensive week for me :)

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  68. Wow! This looks like an amazing show! I absolutely love to see the hand arts - and we have a lot of shows like this in my area. Looks like a wonderful time.

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    1. That's awesome and thank you for visiting.
      When will be the design exhibit in your city?

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  69. This show is so interesting! The furniture on first photo looks so cute, I would love to have it in my apartment))) So glad you had great time!

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    1. There will be more photos to be share soon!

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  70. Wow, I am so amazed! I would be mesmerized by everything here at this incredible show!

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  71. I've been to Manila FAME only once but I was really amazed by the artistry of Filipinos. It's really great that they continue to showcase the Filipino talent.

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    1. When was the last time you attended?
      Visit us this October, because there are many exciting events DTI CITEM and Manila FAME will showcase.

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  72. Wow! spotted some of the designs and artwork that really inspiring. Hope to have more of these exhibits.

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    1. Thank you Sunshine! Yeah I will keep this blog updated with what we will showcase this month :D

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  73. Hope they exhibit globally one day, would very much like to see their artisan works!

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    1. Yeah they are. I think some of the Singaporean and Malaysian artisans will be in Manila for the exhibits.

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  74. I must admit that the designs are gorgeous! Would love to purchase a few if they happen to be in malaysia. Im a freak over crafty artworks

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    1. That's Awesome! You should also check the International Furniture Fair in Singapore, quite similar to Manila FAME.

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  75. This looks like an amazing show! Love the gorgeous artwork and fabrics.

    xo,

    Lisa
    www.prettylittleshoppers.com

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  76. I like events like this because they are a great way to learn about new and local artists. Very impressive gathering!

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    1. Thank you Eliz!

      Have you attended a recent design exhibition? This weekend we will open the Manila FAME to the public, and we are expecting thousands of guests :D

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  77. If only I live in Manila, I can easily visit them. How I wish they have exhibits in different part of the Philippines as well.

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    1. Hello Ruby,

      Where are you located? They also have regular exhibit schedule in Paris, Germany, Taiwan, US, etc.

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