MusiKasangkapan: Obrang Pinoy Milenyal, a special exhibition of over 50 exquisite furniture, showcased the seamless interpretation and transformation of the beauty of Filipino music, from its rich tradition to the current pop culture.
The collection from the Interior Design Program of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) included outdoor lounges that relive the beauty of the Filipino courting harana; armchairs reminiscent of a classic vinyl record player; accent chairs inspired by the charm of wind chimes; a furnishing that portrayed indigenous instrument from T’boli.
Pieces such as hammocks and coffee tables put into shape the iconic songs of all-time favorite performers from singers such as Rey Valera and Regine Velasquez and 90s rockband Eraserheads to today’s leading artists such as Moira dela Torre and Ben & Ben.
The gallery likewise featured a special section that celebrates the legacy of Philippine National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab. Inspired by the renowned maestro’s notable tracks such as Paroo’t, Parito, Kay Ganda Ng Ating Musika, Nais Ko, and Limang Dipang Tao, the showcase included designer fittings that radiate the musician’s remarkable rhythm and the warm emotions.
These innovative creations from young innovators proved to be a promising display of true Filipino heritage and talent as each piece was made from scratch using locally sourced materials such as rattan, bamboo, woven buri (palm leaf) strips, T’nalak textiles and polished Capiz shells.