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These 8 Interesting Furniture And Art Stores Can Be Found In Chino Roces

This Makati street has got all your home needs, plus a secret doughnut shop, too

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Photography: Kurt Alvarez & Michael Angelo Chua (Main Photos)

We all know Chino Roces Avenue Extension as a shortcut leading to the airport or Bonifacio Global City, or as a nondescript street lined with office buildings, warehouses, and car showrooms. But if you explore its nooks and crannies further, you’ll be amazed to discover that this Makati street is a veritable treasure trove of furniture and finds.

2100 CHINO ROCES

This designer hub in the area near EDSA has got everything from European showpieces to hospitality furniture and finishing materials.

1. Roche Bobois


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This popular French furniture company showcases various styles—from sleek and elegant to colorful and quirky—all in one showroom. Check out “Interactions,” (below) their exhibit of how various Filipino designers and artists reinterpreted their iconic, sectional Mah Jong Sofa. The re-worked Mah Jong seats were done by the likes of arch. Bobby Mañosa, Ed Calma, interior designer Chat Fores, furniture designer Vito Selma, and artist Geraldine Javier, and will be auctioned off on September 19.

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2100 Chino Roces Ext., Tel. (02) 519-8240  or visit their website www.roche-bobois.com/en-PH

2. Match Contract Furniture


Have you ever wondered where those fashionable new restaurants and cafés get their stylish chairs? Their designers probably ordered them at Match, and if you’re dying to get a few for your own dining room, you can buy them here, too. Don’t miss their hip, industrial-style lighting fixtures, as well.

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2100 Chino Roces Ext., Mobile 0917-864-3023, or follow them on Facebook

3. Diamond Concept, Inc. 


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Look no further than Diamond Concept, Inc. if you’re sourcing for surface finishes. You can go mid-range with the emissions-free OSB boards for industrial-style interiors and setups to the high-end Listone Giordano Italian wood flooring. We especially love the “Biscuit” interlocking pattern by Patricia Urquiola (above).

2100 Chino Roces Ext., Mobile 0917-847-8518, or follow them on Facebook

READ: Unusual Floor Patterns You Never Knew Existed

4. Silverlens Galleries


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Architect Anna Sy says that her design team wanted to “bring a sense of arrival” to the space, and working with the same lighting design team in the former site, created dynamic exhibit spaces that seem to be washed in sunlight.


Lapanday Center, 2263 Chino Roces Ave. Ext., mobile 0917-587-4011, email info[at]silverlensgalleries.com

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READ: A Restaurant’s Old Warehouse Becomes a Modern Art Gallery

5. Fashion Interiors by Paul Cornelissen


You might find yourself singing: “Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?” when you enter this cavernous, 2000sqm showroom filled with conceptual vignettes of export-quality furniture. Expect various themes ranging from “Inspire” to “Opium.” We’ll stop here—you’ll have to see it for yourself.

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2307 Chino Roces Ave. Ext., tel. (02) 662-0391, or follow them on Facebook

READ: Visiting This 2,000sqm Makati Store Feels Like You’re Going On An Adventure

KARRIVIN PLAZA


Tucked at the far end of Chino Roces Extension are the Karrivin Plaza and the Alley. Rest amongst the outdoor foliage with the Alley’s resident cats, dine at Toyo Eatery, or grab a doughnut at the impossibly hip Poison Coffee & Doughnuts in between shopping.

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6. The Drawing Room


Jun Villalon has since moved shop from Kalayaan Avenue to this fantastic warehouse space. Past exhibits featured works of artists by the likes of Juan Alcazaren, Ringo Bunoan, Alfredo Aquilizan, and Poklong Anading.


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G/F, Building C, Karrivin Plaza, 2316 Chino Roces Ave. Ext., tel. (02) 801-4397

7. Lanai


Ladies-who-lunch and boho gypsetter girls would revel in the beauty of this store, where they can snap up semi-precious earrings along with exotic dinnerware and ceramic stools. But don’t miss the shops' exuberantly styled floral arrangements, which you can order for that special dinner at home.

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C-4, The Alley, tel. (02) 802-5427

8. Aphro


This gallery-lifestyle store’s famous giant wooden slide is merely part of its appeal. Once inside, check out fashion accessories by Zacarias 1925 and Good Luck, Humans, pottery by Joey de Castro and Pablo Capati, and paintings by Romeo Lee.

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Mobile 0918-899-2698

READ: 8 Cool Things To Do At This Hip Makati Hotspot

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