Over the years, the design of a Filipino home has evolved into an expression of the Pinoy culture and heritage. More and more, we see this evolution giving more highlights to native materials to give that touch of a true Filipino abode. We see designers and local manufacturers use Indigenous materials that are naturally and locally found in our country. These materials, given to the right artisans always have a great influence on the Filipino culture or lifestyle that would make a good legacy to be passed on from generation to generation.
Below are some famous indigenous materials used in manufacturing quality furniture for your home.
Lampakanay rope – a type of indigenous material used in making beautifully crafted bags, baskets, and braided furniture. This type of material can give a peaceful balance to any type of room.
Wicker – a traditional material made of plant origin. Wicker materials are light yet sturdy suitable for items that will be moved like porch and patio furniture. This type of indigenous material is better suited for indoor use or protected outdoor space to last for years.
Rattan – is a strong fibrous plant similar to bamboo. Rattan has been used for manufacturing furniture for being lightweight, durable, flexible, and attractive. The type of indigenous material is incredibly long-lasting, durable that lasts for a long time.