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5 Vibrant Furniture Pieces To Get Your Home Summer-Ready

With smart interior decorating, summer isn't just a season to be enjoyed outdoors; its vibrancy and cheerfulness can be recreated inside your home with splashes of color, suitable materials, and well-constructed pieces.


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Take your cue from "Chroma: Color Your Furniture," a furniture exhibit populated by students of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde’s Interior Design Program in partnership with luxury lifestyle destination S Maison. The collection that's characterized by unusual yet functional pieces is a deep well of inspiration for the funky homeowner looking to redecorate their home in time for the sunniest season of the year. 


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There to launch the exhibit were representatives from SM and the College of Saint Benilde and award-winning designer Ito Kish.


Adviser IDr. Khae Manansala, College of Saint Benilde-Interior Design Program Chairperson Ar. Larry Carandang, SM SVP for Marketing Communications Group Millie Dizon, and S Maison’s Mall Manager Grace Mindanao with Chroma Exhibit Student Head Michelle Raven Landicho


Ito Kish in the "Seklusyon" chair, a piece designed by Ana Patricia Robles with partner Matthew Manuel and inspired by Ito's iconic Baluster collection and Philippe Starck’s Ghost Chair


Offering varied pieces that are sure to appeal to a wide array of tastes, "Chroma" is proving to be a hit, inspiring decorating afficionados and admirers of young Philippine talent alike. 


Check out our top picks from the collection here:


Andrea de Castro's Crab Chair 

Doesn't this piece just bring you back to the sixties and seventies when everything was much groovier and way more playful? Doing away with predictable silhouettes and safe neutrals, this chair is all about the brave at heart who is unafraid of making a statement. 

This chair in a living room, a study, or a private working space is bound to be a scene-stealer, so be prepared to make it the center of attention by adjusting surrounding décor to match it. 


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Nicole Angelique Quiat’s Retrophone end table

A table need not be massive nor the dominant feature of a room to contribute to its aesthetic.

Simply check out this versatile glass and wood piece that can look at home in more than one place and is interesting with or without the typical lamp, statuette, or pile of books to add drama. Add the fact that it includes a vintage century rotary phone dial in its design, and it'll invite a double take from everyone who notices it. It's definitely a lovely fit for homeowners who love furniture pieces that easily double as works of art. 


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Diosa Abandia’s Tobitab rocking chair

Summer invites us to spend more time outdoors and while we're at it, we'd love to be comfortable and most importantly, cool while we're at it!

Inspired by the Batibot chair, this rocking chair addresses both needs by being colorful and perfect for a lanai, and having wide slots to allow the breeze to caress anyone who wishes to take a lazy nap or two during the day. 


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Danielle Victoria Camus’ Loom Fusion table

An otherwise straightforward glass-top table with a metal frame is given a new lease on life, thanks to the colorful criss cross of fabrics underneath. The curious addition is a nod to the talent of and the looms used by traditional Filipino weavers, which makes it a great conversation piece for those who wish to infuse touches of cultural significance in their homes. 


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Michelle Raven Landicho's hand-painted Pintados chair ?

Here's a superb mix of color and structure! Looking like it came straight off of pages from our favorite pop art books, this plush chair satisfies all cravings of maximalist design. Its gently rounded corners offer a great contrast to its neon hues, and the fact that it was handpainted makes it an even more valuable novelty. 

We imagine this fitting in a home of someone in love with contemporary art and a ton of pop culture references as a setting like that will complement this chair's personality. 


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