industria vico romanticizes steel
industria vico romanticizes steel industria vico romanticizes steel
mar 19, 2011

industria vico romanticizes steel

industria vico manufacturing corp. is a small iron furniture manufacturing company from the philippines. it romanticizes steel, tempers it to evoke lightness and grace in a chair or table. the result is a delightful and deceptively whimsical collection of furniture exuding elegance by its scale, form and creative manipulation of materials.

chateau triangular chair

wrought iron furniture made in the philippines has come a long way since the turn of the century. from a period where the skill for ornamentation achieved great heights in europe until the time furniture design turned minimalist for comfort and practicality, industria vico manufacturer corp. has since dared to experiment with materials creating a design aesthetic that is truly filipino.

metro louie chair

on occasion of this year’s IFFS/AFS singapore furniture fair, philippine designers jude tiotuico and eric paras have launched their wing chairs made of iron for industria vico: chateau triangular chair, featherston lounge chair with featherston ottoman stool, metro louie chair.

featherston lounge chair

featherston ottoman

featherston lounge chair

close-up featherston lounge chair

chateau triangular chair chateau triangular chair at the industria vico booth

— about international furniture fair singapore/ASEAN furniture show (IFFS/AFS)

the international furniture fair singapore, held in conjunction with the ASEAN furniture show (IFFS/AFS) began in 1981 and has since grown to be regarded by industry experts as asia’s most prestigious furniture trade show. IFFS/AFS provides an effective marketing platform for regional companies to venture into global markets. as a testimony to the quality of the show, IFFS/AFS is the first asian-based international furniture fair to be accepted as a member of the elite union des foires internationales, a paris-based international authority on trade fairs. in addition, it is the only furniture trade event in singapore to be awarded the ‘approved international fair’ status by the singapore tourism board. IFFS/AFS is set to become even more comprehensive for the furniture players, with the addition of the inaugural deco asia and hospitality asia to expand the scope of the show.

  • Awesome reinterpretation of some classics, specially the Coconut Chair by George Nelson

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