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These Locally-Made Furniture Pieces Will Make You Nostalgic for Your Lola’s House

Rattan and solihiya play huge roles in every traditional Filipino home.

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Photography: Tahanan Furniture

It’s always a good thing to love and buy locally-made products, because often, these come from small to medium enterprises which support Filipino artisans. One example is Tahanan Furniture, which products are made by crafters from Cebu.

“Tahanan aims to craft consciousness in the Filipino home with bespoke furniture and curated home goods made by different Filipino artisan communities,” says the team via Instagram direct messaging. The brand launched its first collection called Things You Call Home in the fourth quarter of 2020, and it is an ode to Pinoy design and vivid memories its nostalgic forms bring back.

Take a look:

Petra Dining Chair

This rattan piece is almost reminiscent of what your lola had in your childhood home.


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Pilar 6-seater Dining Table

Made from solid wood and rattan-framed legs, this can easily go with your Petra dining chairs.


Waves 8-seater Dining Table

This wooden table inspired by the seas surrounding the Philippines adds a softness to your space.  


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Paraluman Shelf

This makes for an interesting storage piece in either your bedroom or your living room.


Mana Buffet Table

Wood frames the solihiya weave of this statement table. This can definitely become a great heirloom piece.


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Tahanan Furniture also has baskets, bedframes, and other pieces you can choose from. To shop, visit their website, or drop a line on their IG account. Remember, most of their pieces are made-to-order, so be patient! After all, quality takes time.

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