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5 Home and Lifestyle Stores Along Chino Roces

Treat yourself to a pretty thing (or two) from these must-visit shops

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Original Article: Katherine Lopez, Maita de Jesus and Mavreen Yapchiongco Photography: Michael Angelo Chua (Main Photo)

When you think about Chino Roces along Makati, what is the first thing that enters your mind? For most people, it would be a number of offices and condo buildings. Little do we know, this famous Makati road is also a treasure trove of beautiful home stores and one-of-a-kind art galleries. If you're thinking about exploring the city this weekend, here are some stops you shouldn't miss: 

IMAGE Kurt Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions

Aphro at The Alley

Aphro isn't your typical gallery—it is meant to be a casual place for art to be appreciated. Enter Aphro and you won’t see a single intimidating element, even if everything in the shop has been made by established artists. You’ll find all kinds of art here, too—from huge paintings by various artists like Felix Bacolor, Jayson Oliveria, Jojo Serrano, Erwin Leano, Kawayan De Guia, and Leeroy New to functional art like chairs, bags, and shoes. There's even a slide that guests can use when they need a little pick-me-up. 

Aphro is located at The Alley at Karrivin, 2316 Pasong Tamo Ext., Makati City. Check out The Alley’s Facebook page and follow them on Instagram.

IMAGE @matchcontract via Instagram

Match Contract Furniture

You’ll never run out of choices at Match Contract Furniture. Whether you’re looking for chairs to go with your desk, dining table, or to furnish an unused corner, you’ll certainly find it here. Take your pick from the slatted plastic chairs, armchairs, bar stools, and chairs inspired by designer pieces without breaking the bank. 

Match Contract Furniture is located at ID Center Bldg., 2100 Don Chino Roces Ave., Pasong Tamo Ext., Makati City. 

IMAGE Paulo Valenzuela

Fashion Interiors by Paul Cornelissen

This showroom was built to impress with its high ceilings and multiple rooms that seem more luxurious than the last one. While the place has been in Makati for only three years, those behind the brand have had 40 years of experience in the export furniture business that is why you're assured that all the pieces—from the paintings to the sofas—are made in the brand's factory in Angeles, Pampanga, with materials sourced all over the world. 

Fashion Interiors by Paul Cornelissen is located at 2307 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City. 

IMAGE Michael Angelo Chua

Roche Bobois

This iconic French company mixes and matches playful pieces under one roof. As a world leader in furniture design and distribution, Roche Bobois works closely with renowned designers such as Ora Ito, Cédric Ragot, Sacha Lakic, Christophe Delcourt and Stephen Burks, to name a few. They offer a wide range of exclusive custom-made designs that are all manufactured in workshops scattered across Europe. 

Roche Bobois Showroom located at 2100 Don Chino Roces Avenue Extension, Makati City.

IMAGE Michael Angelo Chua

Silverlens Galleries

Pioneering the warehouse gallery movement in Metro Manila after being established in 2004, Silverlens continues in its adaptive tradition by moving into another warehouse space that was formerly a commissary of The Pancake House. Their new home houses viewing rooms, artist studios, offices, a library, and two exhibition spaces—a 150sqm main gallery and a 65sqm small gallery. 

Silverlens Galleries is located at Lapanday Center 2263 Don Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City.

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