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4 Reasons To Visit Philippines International Furniture Show 2017

Marvel at the brilliant furniture pieces and unique accessories at this year's exhibit

Photography: Philippines International Furniture Show 2017

There’s no denying that Filipino talent has conquered the global stage in the last couple of years—especially in the world of design. Be it magazine covers or online features, there are a ton of designers who are being recognized for their craft.

Another outlet that allows them to showcase their skills is the Philippine International Furniture Show. Every year, thousands of visitors and trade buyers from all around the globe fly in to Manila to get up close and personal with the works of different artists. The next run is set on March 9 to 11 at the SMX Convention Center, alongside Interior & Design Manila 2017—a curated show by the Philippine Institute of Interior Designers, Inc. (PIID).

If you’ve been wanting to experience this highly anticipated fete, here are four reasons why you shouldn’t miss it: 

In photo: A piece of Mehitabel, made from native materials in the Philippines

You get to immerse yourself in one-of-a-kind Filipino craftsmanship

There’s more to making furniture than the designer’s vision, you have to take the artisans into account, too. PIFS shines the spotlight on these craftsmen who make ideas come to life and hopes to encourage visitors to appreciate the heart and soul that goes into building these pieces. 

It’s not just a show—you can attend design-related classes, too.

Aside from being able to see the beautiful pieces, PIFS will be conducting interactive activities for young professionals and budding designers. Classes include Interior Design Plus, Interior Design Excellence Award Pavilion and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Conference where known personalities in the industry will be sharing their knowledge on their field of expertise.

In photo: Durian-inspired Lounge Chair by Locsin International, one of the many pieces to be showcased at PIFS 2017

You get to meet new people in the industry

With over a hundred booths from manufacturers from across various regions, PIFS is one of the best places to work the Asian design circuit and grow your network. From designers to hotel owners, real estate developers and contractors, you can meet and learn from anyone in the industry. 

You can check out design trends ahead of everybody else

Over the years, PIFS has earned the reputation of being the “Filipino Collection” and has become a sourcing destination in the ASEAN realm. That’s why it is often a way to flaunt variety and distinction, the latest industry trends and taking the lead in design innovation for Filipino designers. 

The Philippines International Furniture Show 2017 will be happening on March 9-11, 2017 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay, Manila. For more information and inquiries, visit or send an e-mail to info[@]

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