The third edition of Manila FAME‘s Monday by Design features Daniel Latorre Cruz and Robert Alejandro, renowned Filipino designers that will bring you exciting designs at the October edition of the Design and Lifestyle Event.
Robert Alejandro, an accomplished designer, journalist, and TV show host
A designer for Papemelroti, a specialty shop that carries a wide array of gifts and decorative accessories owned by his family, Robert also worked as an on-camera reporter and as a TV art show host. He has also enjoyed brief stints as a store and mall designer, book illustrator and package designer for various companies in the Philippines.
Robert’s unique persona trickles down to his designs. “I am unique and that is what makes my work unique. If you are true to yourself, then you yourself will make your work unique,” he says, “I hope to create a new twist with old materials and old technology.”
He is enthusiastic about working with Philippine manufacturers and looks forward to the mutual benefit of learning from one another, “Hopefully we turn out to be good friends after all of this is done.”
Robert is thrilled at being part of the Manila FAME, “I’ve always wanted to do this. I thought I better do this now before I get any older.”
Daniel Latorre Cruz, a contemporary artisan
Daniel holds the Philippine design industry close to his heart and encourages young Filipino designers to pursue their dreams, “The new generation of designers is more conscious of (their) surroundings and they are willing to express their individuality.”
Daniel looks forward to the upcoming Manila FAME show. He is thankful to the show’s organizer, the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM), for supporting emerging designers, a cause that he believes in and fervently supports. – Daniel Latorre Cruz
Daniel and Robert 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.