Filipinos have always been known for having unparalleled hospitality and generosity. This is reflected in our homes, which are usually decorated in cheerful, welcoming colors and feature generous entertaining spaces for potential guests to feast and gather.
As children, we watched our lolas, mothers, and titas strive to be the best hostesses they could be. Good manners went beyond dressing well, and extended to breath-taking tablescapes, cozy corners that you could converse in, and tastefully-decorated guest rooms for balik-bayan visitors.
At Rustan’s, we believe there’s something to be said for the timeless quality of traditional, Filipino design. The HOME floor features a dedicated Filipiniana section all year round to add a touch of elevated heritage to your abode.
With Rustan’s Studio Artesan concept, dedicated to local, hand-crafted and ethically made products, we aim to introduce our customers to the best of these creations. Whatever the trends may be, our own culture will never go out of style.
Here are some of the home décor, furniture, and lifestyle brands to discover at the store:
Home Décor and Furniture
Amber and Anne is well-versed at creating luxurious, Philippine-made table settings. They are best known for their handmade beaded placemats and coasters, which combine natural raffia with elegant touches of pearls. They also offer table runners, embroidered table napkins, crocheted napkin rings, and hand-crafted bags made from sustainable materials.
Manang PH is a social enterprise that was founded during the pandemic to support local artisans and weavers from Negros and Cebu. Focusing on products made from natural materials such as rattan and abaca, their goal is to showcase the world-class creativity and workmanship of the artisan communities they support.
The Olive Tree Corporation is a whimsical, home and gift shop known for its fine linens and original, digitally-created prints. Each colorful collection of throw pillows, placemats, napkins, beddings, and even face masks, features a unique take on a Filipino culture or nature scene. Since 1992, the company have been creating high-quality, personalized products for their clientele in the hotel and restaurant industry.
Philux started out as a mom-and-pop endeavor founded by Max and Zelda Kienle in the ‘80s. It has evolved to become one of the leading furniture manufacturing and retailing companies in the Philippines. Today more than ever, Philux remains committed to its vision of telling the Filipino story through living spaces, inspiring a mindful way of life, and nurturing a profound love for pieces produced by Filipino hands. Now led by their daughters Stephanie and Jessica, the brand continues to offer refreshing and contemporary takes on Filipino furniture classics, made from high quality, sustainable materials.
Tadeco Home creates décor made from the woven tribal cloths of indigenous Mindanao tribes. All their products are made from 100% indigenous materials, and they provide livelihood programs to help their partner weaving communities. They produce votives, candle holders, lighting fixtures and even cushion covers that are made out of abaca fibers
Tienda Verda started as a small souvenir shop in the heart of Ilocos Sur’s heritage city, Vigan. The pandemic spurred them to rediscover the beauty of inabel, and to create an online business that would help revive the local, loom weaving industry in Ilocos Sur. The brand aims to showcase the arts and ingenuity of Ilocos and Northern Philippines while helping improve the livelihood of the local artisans behind them.
WVN Living is a women-owned enterprise that works with artisan communities in the Philippines to co-create handmade modern lifestyle products in the hope of supporting local artisans and sustaining living traditions. It began as a passion project between two friends, Kylie Misa and Yvette Gaston, who were both inspired by the local community of women weavers in Bangar, La Union. From blanket towels, their business has grown to include a variety of home products from kitchen and dining to bed and bath, and even outdoor collections. Not stopping anytime soon, they have also since partnered with three more communities in Cavite, Isabela, and Albay.
Lifestyle and Gifts
Casa Mercedes celebrates 65 years of fan-making in the Philippines, and is the oldest manufacturer of its kind in the country. Continuing his family’s legacy, Monchet Olives created Monchet y Cia, a bespoke line of artistic fans made from Filipino fabrics and accentuated with unique embellishments.
Mithi reinterprets traditional Filipino wear such as barongs into modern silhouettes with a more contemporary feel. It is exclusively distributed through Rustan’s Our Very Own.
Pili Ani is a Filipino skincare line developed from pili and elemi oils. It was founded by Rosalina Tan to support local, farming communities. A pioneer of organic farming in the Philippines, Tan chose the pili tree because it is a symbol of Philippine resiliency.
Silnag is a jewelry line that was founded by Cordillera-native Enida Paduyao Danao. Inspired by the rich culture she grew up with, she creates statement jewelry that references unique shapes such as twigs, leaves, and seeds. All Silnag’s products are made from recycled byproducts from the Philippine food and farm trade such as water buffalo horn, cow bone, shell, and scrap wood. Silnag is an Ilokano (a Philippine dialect) word which means “the rays of the sun”. It symbolizes the hope and aspirations of Filipino artisans living in the countryside.
Theo and Philo is borne out of a passion for food, fearless flavors, and the Filipinos’ timeless love affair with chocolate. It was founded by Philo Chua in 2010, and was the first bean-to-bar single origin chocolate in the Philippines. The social enterprise works together with Gawad Kalinga to alleviate poverty and uplift the lives of cacao farmers working in Davao. With its beautiful packaging and uniquely Filipino flavors such as Milk Chocolate Turon and Dark Chocolate with Calamansi, the bars make luxurious, sustainable, and delicious gifts.
Discover and shop Studio Artesan, our local designers showcase at the www.rustans.com/pages/studio-artesan, at the 2nd level of Rustan’s Makati or through our Personal Shopper On-Call at 0917-111-1952.