Filipino fabrics are, in essence, homegrown art. They are testaments to our roots, our heritage, our culture. But for a long time, our indigenous fabrics and patterns were largely neglected by mainstream popular culture. Thankfully, recent years have seen more and more recognition for our fabrics as well as their cultural value. Local artists and designers have done well to champion them, and today, there are many testaments to their resurgence.
One such testament looks to stand tall and proud, also a champion, in its own way, of Filipino heritage: a new ultra-luxury residential development by Shang Robinsons Properties Inc.—a joint venture between Shang Properties, Inc. and Robinsons Land Corporation—called Aurelia Residences.
At the hands of elite Italian designer Francesca Muzio of FM Architettura D’Interni, who collaborated with Brian Lee of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, Aurelia Residences uses Italian craftsmanship to bring the best of Filipino culture and taste to the forefront of this up-and-coming high-rise. Here, our culture is embedded into every detail. Specifically, it’s inspired by three Filipino elements.