CLOTH METAL WOOD opens at W17 this November 6
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Ian Giron, Tata Montilla and Mark Wilson are three men who have been working in art, design, and fashion for a combined 40 years.
Ian worked has worked for 13 years in Manila and New York with NATORI, where he handled the house’s embroidery.
Tata first studied gold and silver leafing techniques in San Francisco in 1994.
And Mark, whose favourite material is wood, has worked in Interior Design since 2006 in Los Angeles and New York.

Tata Montilla, Mark Wilson, Ian Giron
L-R: Tata Montilla, Mark Wilson, Ian Giron (Photo: Alex van Hagen)

Putting their heads together, they decided to use their favorite materials and techniques to create a small-scale collection in an exhibit titled CLOTH METAL WOOD, opening at W17 on November 6, 2014.
Ian used cottage industry embroiderers in Bulacan to execute his designs onto folding screens that act as elegant backdrops and room dividers.

Madame Chang Kai Shek

Tata explores the aesthetic effect of industrial chemicals on precious metal: silver leaf.

Oxidized silver leaf on lacquered plywood

While Mark was inspired to re-urpose large scale slabs of wood into tables—some as large as 4.5 x 6.5 feet.
Mark relied on the Pampanga workshops of Claude Tayag and Mike Aguas to execute his furniture designs.

Claudio Table

Exhibit opens at 6 PM.
W17 is at Warehouse 17, La Fuerza Compound
2241 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City, Philippines
For inquiries, email or call (+632) 478.1717

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