Avida Land and the guys behind graphic design-based apparel brand Team Manila, recently showcased the “Art in Space,” a two-week exhibit featuring the aesthetics of creative interiors. This is the first collaboration between Avida, proponent of sensible and inspired living, and Kubular.
The exhibit was presented at the Avida showroom in Glorietta 4 featuring never-before-seen pieces from Kubular’s newest collection. Four setups were revealed at the opening event: the living room, the entertainment center, the DJ booth and the display area.
Kubular’s furniture designs carry an industrial, Scandinavian feel—straightforward elements like wood and steel bent into cubes and grids to make furniture that are aesthetically and functionally-designed. Their credo is to create design that is contemporary, flexible and sustainable, with each piece having the ability to add character to a space.
Called “LightStyle Collection,” Kubular’s second collection features cream-colored Birch wood as primary material as light-colored wood elements are essential to complement our busy surroundings. The collection focuses on five pieces:
Stephen, an archival crate-inspired wood and metal plant stand that can work for indoors or outdoors—anywhere you want to give a cozy and inviting feel.
Alex, a bigger version of the Stephen that allows for a stylish and compact way to store any collection.
Max, a multi-purpose storage for the home entertainment system—the combination of Birch, dark metal and bright orange casters marries sleek style and function.
Victor, a minimalist, modern coffee table featuring a smooth rectangular silhouette with the collection’s signature black industrial metal handle and bright orange casters.
Theo, a wider version of the Stephen fits twice more—it’s a craftly-made piece that can be used to display plants, or sleekly hold books and records.
Each piece is also mounted on casters for flexibility and easy movability.
Avida, on the other hand, aims to give a taste of the unique lifestyle in San Antonio Makati with this collaboration. The residential Makati village features a wealth of hidden gems and rare finds in the form of quaint shops, galleries such as Suez and Zapote where Kubular’s pieces are showcased, and interesting cuisine—all seamlessly integrated into the village’s creative residential community. This village is also the home of Avida Towers Asten and their newest Makati development, One Antonio.
Avida Land Marketing Head Tess Tatco emphasized that “Avida and Kubular share the dynamic working millennial demographic—the young, hardworking, creative and culturally-inclined who deserve access to artistically curated and thoughtfully designed living. We want to provide what is essential to their lifestyle—pieces that are of good quality, functional, modern, and sustainable.”
“All the furniture you see here aren’t aspirational—they’re accessible. You can purchase them and take them home to improve your own space after the show. Innovation doesn’t have to be just aspirational. That’s what Kubular and Avida stand for,” adds Mon Punzalan of Kubular.
Art in Space also showcased new releases from Team Manila and Suez & Zapote, an independent space that features diverse applications of art and design through its main medium, silkscreen printing. The exhibit ended last June 30, 2016. Items on display were also available for sale. For more information, please visit avidaland.com.
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