Transform your home into a tropical paradise.
In bringing the natural and material-focused beachside allure into a home, the scruffy fashion of hand-woven furniture becomes one distinctive feature of design. This is seen in armoire doors and sideboards, backrests, and the seat of chairs and loungers, wherein the pattern yields to one’s body, providing supported rest and relief for hot and humid days.
Such a motif grows into a haven for creations that embrace indigenous weaving and the materials that abound in the communities. From the rattan weavers of Cebu to the rattan mirror makers of Nueva Ecija and the nito weavers of the Mangyan Tribe in Puerto Galera, every piece is envisioned to recall and mimic the relaxing sensation of sandy beaches, crashing waves, and rustling palm leaves.
Drawn from Filipino touchstones and anecdotes, here are bespoke pieces from Tahanan Furniture that expertly twine the intricacy of Solihiya pattern with the hallmarks of modern minimalism.
Designed by Rita Nazareno and Gaby Lichauco, the STITCH bench creatively references prehistoric times, inspired by the idea of when people made their own clothes fashioned from animal hides, stitched together by horn needles and sinew. This piece was previously presented in February at the Ambiente 2023 global trade fair in Frankfurt Messe, Germany, along with 29 other Filipino exhibitors.
Solidwood Solihiya Cabinet
The Solidwood Solihiya Cabinet brings a touch of summertime in any family room with its light-colored metal accents and versatile patterns that gives one the power to customize. The rattan adds a unique element to the space’s existing deco, whether this be in the kitchen, the bedroom, or the living room.
A collaboration with fashion designer Charina Sarte, the Sarte mirror is a bespoke piece inspired by feminine curves. The full-sized wavy-edged round mirror comes in three carved wood finishes: black, natural mahogany, and white, all meant to seamlessly fit any vanity space.
The Mayumi table is meant to invoke a tropical feel with its geometric base wrapped in solihiya weave. With its versatility, this piece can either be a makeshift coffee table or a side table to a sofa.
Mana Buffet Table
The Mana Buffet Table makes for an eye-catching statement piece in a dining area. Its round-edged console and hand-woven cabinets and drawers transform the area into a cozy relaxation hub.
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