The fourth edition of Manila FAME‘s Monday by Design features Milo Naval and Vito Selma, renowned Filipino designers that will bring you exciting designs at the October edition of the Design and Lifestyle Event.
Milo Naval, clean, clear, contemporary
Milo Naval, an architect, interior designer, and product designer, has produced designs that have been showcased at major trade shows like Maison et Objet in Paris, internationale möbelmesse in Cologne, Salone in Milan, and International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York.
A member of movement 8, a group of internationally acclaimed Filipino designers that made the world take notice of the ingenuity of Philippine design, Milo made his mark turning indigenous materials into modern art pieces. His work has been described as clean, simple, classic yet contemporary. His numerous clients come from Europe, Australia, the Middle East, South America, the U.S. And other Asian countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia.
As one of the designers involved in Manila FAME, Milo says, “It’s always been an exciting experience to be part of the CITEM show,” He invites everyone to visit the event,
“You will be seeing a lot of new and exciting things for furniture, housewares, and fashion. I’m sure you’re going to like the show!”
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Vito Selma, designs driven by nature
Inspired by his surroundings, Vito Selma’s design style revolves around shapes, textures, and colors of everything that is natural. He is driven by Japanese aesthetics and Scandinavian design movements – natural, simple, and architectural. He has interned under interior designer George de Haast, an influential character in the development of interior design in South Africa; and under Raffaella Mangiaroti, an architect and designer based in Milan, Italy.
Vito has nursed a fascination for the work of Filipina designer Debbie Palao; her distinctive designs use indigenous materials such as bamboo, rope, and other natural fibers found in the Philippines. Vito also loves the work of Brazilian designers Fernando and Humberto Campana because of their appreciation for the materials that they use and their knack for experimenting.
Vito Selma’s work entitled, Delilah
“I was quite shocked to be chosen (to be part of Manila FAME),” Vito exclaims, “as there are so many emerging designers in the country now and so many that have transitioned into being iconic designers of our country. I am very humbled that I will be part of this year’s roster of featured designers. It is such a thrill to be part of Asia’s Design and Lifestyle Event,” says Vito.
Milo and Vito are two of the many designers to watch out for at Asia’s Design and Lifestyle Event, the Manila FAME 2012 October edition which will be held on 17-20 October 2012 at the SMX Convention Center, Metro Manila Philippines. Anchored to the theme “The Art of the Craftsman = The Soul of the Philippines,” their designs will be featured in the show’s “Design Houses” which will showcase the country’s abundance of natural and indigenous materials