A boyhood spent in rural San Pablo, 87 kilometers south of Metro Manila, informs much of designer Ito Kish’s work. “I paid attention to everything that surrounded me—the market basket and how it was woven, the construction of our dining chair, the print on my mother’s dresses—there were so many things to see and learn from.”
ITO KISH DESIGN is dedicated to the recovery and adaptation of the design traditions of his native Philippines. “My design will always be about who I am and where I come from,” Kish emphasizes. Applying these to a range of home furniture, furnishings, and accessories, Ito Kish has launched 13 collections to date. Most have won local and international design awards.