Meet the Best Furniture Makers at the Philippines International Furniture Show (PIFS)

My close friends know how much I love furniture. I'd rather go to the home section and look for the newest furniture designs and home appliances rather than shop for clothes. Sometimes, my husband would hold me tight, trying to pull me out of the shop. Mapapagastos kasi sya!

Ronac Lifestyle Center & Showroom
I know how much he loves me. The first thing that he arranged when we moved to our home in Quezon City is a rattan round dining table. Oh by the way, I've always have the fascination with old artworks and even furniture. That time though, I still do not appreciate rattan pieces so three years later, I decided to sell it. We bought a modern, glass top dining set with stainless steel frame. Two years later, I remember my rattan dining set. Since then, I promised not to be compulsive in buying and disposing home furniture. The rattan dining was beautiful.


Last year, we bought a Uratex Senso Memory Foam at Uratex shop in Miller Ave. It was one of the biggest purchases we had early last year. I searched for wooden bed frame and luckily met an expat couple who are leaving the country for work assignment. We visited their home in Dasmarinas village. The moment I saw the bed, I knew I love it. I was so happy that I also got the wife's dresser with huge mirror at a very good package.

I'm not familiar with types of wood but I'd like to learn more about it. I know if it's a Malaysian wood, molave or narra so I will surely attend the upcoming Philippines International Furniture Show (known to some simply as PIFS) on March 8-10.

PIFS is one of Southeast Asia’s premier trade fairs, offering an extensive range of furniture products, accessories, and décor. It is jointly organized by the Cebu Furniture Industries Foundation Inc. (CFIF), the Chamber of Furniture Industries of the Philippines (CFIP), and the Pampanga Furniture Industries Foundation (PFIF) and will be held on March 8 to 10 at the SMX Convention Center Manila, Mall of Asia Complex.


Last week, they invited bloggers and influencers to announce the upcoming event. We met local and foreign furniture makers and suppliers during the intimate event held at Ronac Lifestyle Center, which is also the Uratex Showroom.
“We see PIFS as the ultimate collaboration of Filipino Collection. It is where we show the world the ingenuity of our local manufacturers and designers, how we interpret the latest industry trends, and in many cases, take the lead in design innovation,” said Eduardo Zuluaga, overall event chairman of PIFS and President of Chamber of Furniture Industries of the Philippines. 
The Keeping true to its form as the “Milan of Asia”, the Philippines has a strong reputation for originality and new, often ground breaking, interpretation. That’s why PIFS continues to attract of buyers who want to see first-hand what Filipino design and craftsmanship has to offer. They come from countries as far as the United States of America, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, China, Australia, Saudi Arabia, France, Germany, and India.

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PIFS is an annual gathering of the best furniture makers in the country. This year's theme is about Reflection, portraying different kinds of lifestyles on featured furniture pieces, furnishings, and fixtures.

PIFS will also feature the most respected hardwood artists and furniture designer in the country, Osmundo Esguerra. His crafts reflect his natural creativity and ingenuity, celebrating the true Filipino craftsmanship. There will be a special tribute showcasing a number of pieces by Esguerra.

Venzon Lighting Cherry Blossom Infinity
Exhibitors who will feature their latest creations at the show include Aerostone Inc., Azcor, Betis Crafts Inc., Calfurn Manufacturing Phils., Inc., Cancio Contract Furniture, Carpetworld Manufacturing Corporation, Cmc Lighting De Arte Inc., Coast Pacific Mfg. Corp., E. Murio Inc., Fashion Interiors Furniture Philippines Inc., Feliix, Inc., Filipino Creazione De Mano, Inc., Furniture Doctor Trading, Hacienda Crafts Company, Inc., Home Mavericks, Inc., Jb Woodcraft, Inc., Spring Artisanal Furnishings (Trading As Liza Tazewell Designs), Mehitabel Inc., Multiflex RNC Philippines Inc., Natures Legacy Eximport, Inc., Obra Cebuana, Inc., Ohmm Furniture Mfg. Inc., Pacific Traders & Manufacturing Corporation, Philiana Design, South Sea Veneer Corporation, Stonesets International, Testex Swiss Textile Ltd., Tumandok Crafts Industries, Venzon Lighting Manufacturing, Vito Selma, Weave Manila, Inc., and Wood Classics Enterprise.

Calfurn Phils Bordeaux Slipper Chair
Branded as the ultimate design event, PIFS will once again be held alongside the Interior & Design Manila, the most sought-after event for architects, interior designers and design enthusiasts. Stimulating and interactive activities are conducted for young professionals namely Interior Design Plus, Interior Design Excellence Award Pavilion and the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Conference where known personalities in the industry, local and international, are invited to share knowledge on their field of expertise.

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PIFS Details:
March 8-10, 2018
SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia
Get a free 1-day pass if you register online at

I'm excited to see the pieces that PIFS will showcase. Who knows I might find the accent chair I've been looking for. Spread the word and hope to see you at the Philippines International Furniture Show.


Catherine Vinluan said...

ang gaganda nga po eh... tas pang matagalan talaga... design palang halatang mabusisi talaga yung pag kakagawa...

Angelie Cuna said...

Wow! Ang ganda naman nung mga pasilip na gawa nila.. So unique. Ang galing po talaga!!

Meldy Natividad said...

Done having a slot! Sama ko po sister ko para sa new condo niya...

Rojeanmae Manhic said...

Oh my goodness super gaganda ng mga items. Very fine ang pagkakagawa nakakabilib.

Ann Soledad said...

Matibau talaga pggawang pinoy and magagalibg pa sa mga decoration kya Kahit hnd na tayo bumili ng import galing sa ibang bansa, tangkilikin ang sariling atin mga pinoy.. grave dami q po natutunan sa mga blogs post nu po thank you for sharing ms.marj😁😍

arleen oboguin said...

Nakakatuwa naman po nang ganYan, so love lahat po :) Ang gaganda po



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