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May 04, 2015
Prizmic & Brill

While for many globetrotters living out of a bag is undoubtedly one of the lesser joys of travel, Manila-based design duo Vinko Mario Prizmic and Matthew Sven Brill have taken the suitcase out of the hold and into the home fold with their witty and unique decor concept Prizmic & Brill. Of course, in this instance we’re not talking about the sort of Samsonite swivellers favoured by today’s jetset. Here, the handsome, battered leather and canvas trunks used by the bygone grand tourists have been cleverly fashioned into striking chest coffee tables, old-fashioned writing desks, and fold-out mini bars.

Situated in the serious shopportunity that is Makati City’s Greenbelt mall, this curious homeware trove showcases an eclectic array of locally-made items ranging from leather-lined, buckle-affixed dressers that look like they’re ready to load straight onto the Oriental Express, to angular ottomans that blend the modern with classic elements. And while they may not have a kitchen sink, you can pick up what looks like a stack of crocodile-skin cases but is actually a bathroom vanity complete with built-in basin. To pair with the luggage wares there are colonial-style loungers, rattan chairs, cushy day beds and hand-forged brass lamps. Or if you can’t spot what you’re after, they can also custom create. Very good, sir.

3/F / Greenbelt 5 / Legazpi St / Makati City / +63 2 729 8915 / 11am-9pm Mon-Thu, 11am-10pm Fri-Sat, 10am-9pm Sun /