The furniture manufacturing industry of Cebu, Philippines, saw its beginnings after the American liberation in the late 1940s. It pioneered as cottage industries around the island but in the decades that followed, it experienced tremendous growth and worldwide expansion. It had gone through the best and the most challenging of times, which now define new directions and visions for the present and the future.
With the island of Cebu as a backdrop, a unique history and story of furniture production and design unfold. It is a narrative of Cebu's furniture industry that draws continuously on the wealth of a country's heritage and resources, as well as the craftsmanship and artistry of the Filipino. The publication identifies 60 years of historical milestones in Cebu furniture production and design.
III. An Industry is born
IV. Rattan revolution
V. From trading to Manufacturing
VI. growth and expansion
VII. Designing for the world - Cebu furniture global gallery
IX. photo timeline
XI. Photo credits
XII. CFIF directory