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Where to find luxury lighting in the city

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Some are looking for a nice home, while others are looking to spruce up their homes. Once you’ve found the perfect accommodation that’s right for you, it’s time to turn the space into your own. Live load elements such as furniture complete your shelter space, make life easier, provide warmth and bring individuality. They also enhance functionality, provide comfort, define the look of your home, and add a sense of permanence that turns a residence into a place of love, hope and dreams. Furniture is the backdrop to our lives.

That said, here is a list of stores and designers where you can get top notch lighting fixtures in Manila, especially Taguig.


Distributor of Italian luxury furniture brands Poltrona Frau, Molteni & C, Giorgetti, Medea Lifestyle, Fiam Italia, Veblen and Roda. The company, established in 2001, aims to meet the market’s needs for high-end Italian furniture, which are insufficiently met by locally limited choices.

Open Tuesday to Saturday at 9 a.m., Monday at 10 a.m. and closes at 6 p.m. The store is open on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Crescent Park West, 30th Street corner Rizal Drive, Bonifacio Global City | 819 1887 |

Ethan Allen

Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. is an American furniture chain with approximately 300 stores in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. They offer help through a free design service with their in-house designers.

Open Monday to Saturday at 10 a.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. Store closes at 6 p.m.

Twenty-Four Seven McKinley Building, 24th Street corner 7th Avenue at McKinley Parkway Bonifacio Global City, Taguig 1634 | (+632) 8705.9999 |

Case and barrel

This chain of stores carries a variety of upscale and stylish furniture, kitchenware and other home essentials. Inspired by multinational cultures, handcrafted furniture is inspired by a unique aesthetic to bring a neat finish to the home. The company is known as the innovator of the vignette display style, where items are grouped together as they can appear in the home.

Open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and weekends from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

SM Aura Premier, McKinley Pkwy, Taguig, 1634 Metro Manila | 312-779-1979 |

B&B Italy

Contemporary design and timeless elegance converge in this Italian modern furniture company. What sets it apart from its competitors is their expression of contemporary culture and changing trends in living with top quality furnishings.

Open Monday to Saturday at 10 a.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. Store closes at 6 p.m.

Twenty-Four Seven McKinley Building, 24th Street Corner 7th Avenue, McKinley Parkway, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig 1634 | (+632) 8705 9999 |


The concept store born from the creative spirit and foresight of founder Ben Chan, presents classic, avant-garde and minimalist designs by Arper, Cappellini, Foscarini, MDF Italia, Ozzio, Fritz Hansen, Driade, Magis and many other famous brands.

Open every day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

One Bonifacio High Street, 5th Ave, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City | (+632) 7968-2879 |


This Italian company produces systems for subdivision of environments and architectural definition of interiors such as doors, sliding panels, shelves, wardrobes and a collection of complementary furniture.

Open every day except Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

MDI Corporate Center, 10th Avenue corner 39th Street, 1630 | (02) 8815 0154 |

MO design

A design emporium where luxury, function, balance and creative urbanity meet. Mos Design offers an expanding directory of international brands specializing in designer furniture. It focuses on products that are definitely inspired by design and luxury but affordable for the market.

Open every day except Monday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

B2 9th Avenue, Grand Rue Bonifacio, Bonifacio Global City | +632 8856 2745 |

Living innovations

Founder Ferdinand Ong saw the lack of choice locally and wanted to develop a business that could offer Filipinos an array of the best house brands in the world. Established in 2002, it is now internationally recognized by luxury brands and local elite homes in the Philippines.

Open Monday to Friday at 9 a.m. and Saturday at 11 p.m. Store closes at 5 p.m.

GF Units 106 and 107 Fort Victoria 5th Ave., Corner Rizal Drive Fort Bonifacio Global City | (+632) 734-3243 |

Honorable mentions:

Kenneth cobonpue

Award-winning Filipino designer and furniture maker from Cebu, Kenneth incorporates nature into his rooms through innovative production processes. His signature style of using natural fibers and materials is praised by many, including his clientele ranging from Hollywood celebrities to royalty.

Open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Residences, San Lorenzo Tower, Esperanza Street or Arnaiz Avenue Greenbelt Entrance, Makati City 1228 Philippines | 02 7576 1639 |

Casa Bella

Exclusive distributor of Cassina, Kettal, Moroso, Cattelan Italia, Henge and Novamobili in the Philippines, Casa Bella has brought the timeless and the modern to the homes of its distinct clientele.

There was a store on the ground floor of the MDI Corporate Center, 10th Avenue corner 39th Street BGC. At the time of writing, however, the open showroom is in its flagship store in Makati. Open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

8, rue Jupiter, Cor. Canopus Street, Bel-Air Village, Makati City | 946 7469

Fame +

Asia’s premier design and lifestyle sourcing event, Manila Fame showcases the best of Filipino craftsmanship. This is a fair for buyers who want to source high quality products, avant-garde design and made in the Philippines with a handcrafted touch. One of the oldest shows in the Asia Pacific region, operating for 35 years now, it is now live with a digital commerce platform called Fame +. Showcasing the latest designs made in the Philippines by artisans and manufacturers, this is the country’s only trade event endorsed by UFI, the World Association of the Exhibition Industry.

No physical store. The website has hundreds of local brands organized with product catalogs /



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