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12 Amazing Furniture Hubs In BGC

Here’s our RL-recommended list of the Fort's designer showrooms at their best and most beautiful

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Photography: Dairy Darilag (Global Works) & Paolo Feliciano (BoConcept)

We’ve seen Bonifacio Global City grow in ten years from tumbleweed-strewn fields to a dynamic and modern commercial-business district. Along with this growth came a real estate boom, with shiny, high-rise condominiums sprouting left and right.

This real estate boom (along with a lot of new money) gave rise to the many furniture showrooms and depots in BGC and the Taguig area. Because of the space afforded by this brand-new district, many of the showrooms are sprawling, and quite a few have even put up their own buildings! Now if you don’t have the cash to buy just yet, you can still enjoy an afternoon of relaxed window shopping—and design-idea-spotting—as well. Here is our Designer's Dozen roundup of BGC stores. 

MOs Design

This 2,400-sqm designer hub is one of the first furniture stores in BGC, and is celebrating their 10th anniversary. Among the prestigious brands they carry are the flagship BoConcept store on the ground floor, Natuzzi on the second floor, and a beautiful selection of iconic furnishings from Ligne Roset, Tom Dixon, and the newly launched Spanish brand Sancal on the third floor. Don’t miss MO_Space art exhibits on the top floor. B2 9th Ave., Bonifacio High Street; click here for more info

Calligaris

Stylish and modern living vignettes welcome you the moment you set foot into the Calligaris showroom. Florence Ko, managing director of Furnitalia, brought the brand to this country in November of 2006. While you’re in the building, don’t forget to stop by Lucem and check out their Fortuny lamps, and have tapas in the elegant yet quirky Vask restaurant. Mezzanine, Clipp Center, 11th Ave. cor. 39th St; click here for more info

Furnitalia

No one could miss the stunning building of Furnitalia, which resembles a modernist’s gilded cage. Step inside, and you’ll even be more impressed by the brands, which include the old-world Poltrona Frau, sleek Cassina, and curvaceous Giorgetti pieces, among many other prestigious brands. 30th St. cor. Rizal Drive, Crescent Park, West Bonifacio Global City; click here for more info

Design Story

This mall-based home store packs a stylish modern punch with its two brands, Hay and Stellar Works. Before you watch a movie at Uptown, check out the Scandinavian brand Hay’s accessories, which are whimsical and colorful, or choose a rustic-sleek chair from Stellar Works’ many collections. 3/F Uptown Place Mall, 11th Ave. cor. 36th St.; click here for more info on Design Story

Cappellini

This Suyen-owned showroom houses one of the biggest European brands to carry furniture pieces by a literal roster of the who's-who of modern design. Feast your eyes on wildly colored, sculptural chairs, sofas, lamps, tables, and even rugs by superstar modern designers such as Marcel Wanders, Alessandro Mendini, and Fabio Novembre.  G/F One Parkade, Bonifacio High Street; for more info, click here

Dimensione

This Suyen brand is known for their affordable (as well as investment) designer pieces, and was one of the first stores to sell modern designs. Alongside European brands like Magis, Seletti, and Republic of Fritz Hansen, you can find delightful gift ideas like mugs, key holders, and bowls—all with a colorful modern touch. Unit 901, Quadrant 5, 9th Ave., Bonifacio High Street; visit website here

Casabella

If a modern design enthusiast built her home and filled it with the most dramatically eclectic furnishings, that would probably be the multi-story Casabella showroom. Feast your eyes on the statement pieces of Moroso, the sleek outdoor furnishings of Kettal, the beautiful leather chairs of Frag, the elegant storage solutions of Rimadesio, and much more. MDI Corporate Center, 10th Ave. cor 39th St.; visit website here

Philux

This homegrown furniture brand gets a very stylish reboot with its stunning showroom at Shangri-la at the Fort hotel. Their sofas, tables, and chairs in pale-colored wood, solihiya accents, and wheat-colored upholstery will feel perfectly at home in either beach house or high-rise condo. 2/F Bridgeway connecting East and West podiums, Shops at Shangri-la at the Fort, 30th St. cor. 5th Ave.; click here for more info

Dexterton

The immense, newly-opened, three-story building of Dexterton is impressive—the modern, light-filled lobby opens to their bathroom fixtures and fittings, with working showcases where you can test the faucets. The upper floors feature more living showcases, including US furniture brand Caracole, which is known for their stunning material finishes. Lot 2 Blk 32, 38th St.; click here for more info on Caracole

Habitat

Occupying a spacious floor on the third level of the Abenson building is the light-washed showroom of European brand Habitat. One end houses bed frames and linen, and opposite this are living and dining room setups, along with the dinnerware to match. Almost all the prices are pretty much friendly. Don’t miss the incredibly affordable table lamps and chandeliers in one corner of this immense store. 3/L Abenson BGC, 28th St. and 4th Ave; to read more about Habitat, click here

Gautier

This trusted furniture brand from France offers a complete range of contemporary modular furniture pieces for urban homes. The pieces are well made, sustainable, and have excellent price points. Some of their standout pieces are their whimsical and classically-styled bedroom sets for children, as well as their space-saving sofa beds, shelves, and entertainment consoles. Shops at Shangri-la at the Fort, 30th St. cor. 5th Ave. To read more about Gautier, click here

Global Views

This diverse collection of various designers’ pieces are all tied together by one thing: elegance. Check out the refined and neutral pieces by Barbara Barry, the dynamic prints of DwellStudio, and many more. Don’t miss their colorful ceramics and dainty metallic accessories. Shops at Shangri-la at the Fort, 30th St. cor. 5th Ave.; for more info, click here

PHOTOS Dairy Darilag (Global Views, Gautier, & main photo), Paolo Feliciano (BoConcept), MOs Design, Furnitalia, Michael Angelo Chua (Habitat & Design Story), Cappellini, Ocs Alvarez (Dimensione), Casabella, and Philux

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