- the area in front of a fireplace.
- used as a symbol of one's home.
It begins at home, that creative hearth -- where siblings at play nurture a kinship whose roots blossom into design --
From a place and time where initial steps learnt together, in likeness or difference, eventually are taken in tandem --
Every element of the process is an intimate expression of a continuing and faceted conversation.
Each unique piece is crafted from a profound partnership entwined in sisterhood --
From the hearth, as a vital, formative centre -- these designs return us to textures and materials from our kindred childhood.
From the echoes of the workshop floor, to the focused light from a jeweler’s nook -- we were raised in the rooms of our inherited craft-following the footsteps of the generation that forged a path before us.
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Two tales of craftsmanship intertwine in this design collaboration by Philux and Bea Valdes. Behind these brands are the Kienle and Valdes sisters who come from generations of families in the furniture and fine jewelry businesses, respectively.
Bea Valdes and Philux have come together to create masterful pieces that convey Filipino craftsmanship and artistry at its finest.
Both brands are proudly homegrown and employ an all Filipino team of craftsmen including carpenters, upholsterers, sewers, and beaders. Their workshops are where everything comes alive -- from talismans, tassels, embroideries, wood, fabrics, and metals to sawdusts, beads, threads, and needles. The sketches and prototypes, the beadwork, sanding, welding, finishing. Every minute detail and every meticulous process makes the design.
With Philux’s signature furniture styles in combination with Valdes’ artistic hand work, emerges a tribute to the contemporary Filipino home, a playful perspective on local luxury.
Skara Chair with Denim Fabric
Pacific Sideboards with Pacific Drawers
Rizal Bar Cabinet
The pieces will be exhibited for three weeks beginning January 26, 2018 at Philux Home, Shangri- La at The Fort.
During the launch of the Hearth Collection, special VIP guests were given the first opportunity to browse the latest designs of Philux at the showroom in Shangri-La at The Fort:
The Kienle and Valdes Sisters
Alex Eduque and Stephanie Kienle-Gonzalez
The Kienle Sisters with Isabel Francisco and Mia Borromeo
Bea Valdes with husband Archie Rodriguez
Jessica Kienle-Maxwell, Solenn Heussaff-Bolzico and Luca Maxwell
Jessica Kienle-Maxwell, Solenn Heussaff and Stephanie Kienle-Gonzalez
Tim Yap and Stephanie Kienle-Gonzalez
Karen Singson and Elizabeth Antonino
Tina Cuevas and Zelda Kienle
Macky Fah and Nicole Gaw
Danella Yaptinchay and Jay Campos
Yvette Fernandez and Bea Valdes
Jaime de los Angeles, Chris Gonzalez and TJ Trinidad
Chris, Stephanie, Andrea and Arielle Gonzalez
Patty Ang and daughter
Isabelle Francisco, Bea Valdes and Marga Valdes Trinidad
Sonja Ocampo, Giselle Eduque and Jen Lozano