RUSTAN’S, the country’s premier destination for luxury goods and quality products, has always brought home the best of the world and our very own. The retail giant has always been a supporter for the arts through its partnership with notable artist names from both the local scene and global influence.
Last year, a limited edition home merchandise collection was launched in collaboration with legendary Philippine National Artist Benedicto Reyes Cabrera, more popularly known as “BenCab”. Hailed as the master of Philippine contemporary art, Rustan’s has showcased his works of art through a well-loved artisan home collection as part of BenCab’s celebration of 50 creative years in the industry.
Rustan’s continues to promulgate its passion for the arts and commemorate the significant contribution of the National Artist to the nation’s embodiment of visual arts with the launch of a new collection under Our Very Own. A new line of home décor and accents is added to the retail giant’s wide array of merchandise that showcases embedded artworks of Ben Cab such as the Blue Sabel (2005), Images of the Past (1999), Madonna (2014), Pillow Vendor (2012), and Kutohan (2014).
From the sophisticated-looking porcelain plates to unconventional mugs, extraordinary cushion covers, attractive fans, decorative trays, and nice utility boxes, the collection unveils classic visual interpretations of the Filipino culture in the olden times through design elements of mother and child illustrations, monumental figures, traditional masks, and different portrayals of women at work. In addition to the wonderful collection, a free BenCab-designed tote bag is given for every single receipt purchase worth PhP 15,000.
To launch this new collection, an intimate cocktail event was held at Rustan’s Makati tho showcase the home pieces with the presence of the artist’s family and friends, media members, and Rustan’s loyal patrons that comprise of Manila’s art collectors and enthusiasts alike.