Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Custom Furniture Maker Mejore Opens a Showroom in Makati

I love furniture. I'm always thinking of spaces in our home that will be transformed with the right piece of furniture. That said, I love going to Manila Fame, LRI, Crate & Barrel, Philux, Triboa Bay, Pottery Barn and West Elm. I always check out Safavieh, ABC Carpet & Home, Restoration Hardware and DWR online. Even if I don't have anything in mind to buy really. 

I actually belong to furniture buy and sell groups on Facebook, initially to help my in-laws dispose of their old furniture, but now I love scouring the groups for interesting finds. I haven't bought anything there, because you know, Konmari - but I really do enjoy seeing what's out there and imagining how I would use a certain piece for our home.

Like this gorgeous leather tufted lounge chair and ottoman by custom furniture maker Mejore. This would look great in a man cave, or a library in an English estate. But I don't have either now, so for future reference, you know. Heehee.

When I got invited to the opening of Mejore, a homegrown custom furniture maker who supplies furniture to top hotels like Okada, Lind Boracay, City of Dreams and more, I just knew I had to check it out. After all, I've always wondered where hotels get their furniture, so you know, this is a big deal. This is the secret, revealed.

And I loved a lot of pieces in the showroom.

Like these chairs that would look great at a lanai overlooking a huge backyard, big ceiling fans whirring overhead. The marble top cafe table would make a great bedside table too, if you're going for a feminine feel in the bedroom.

This pedestal table with the pineapple accent on its center pole, just gorgeous! I wanted to bring this home, but I don't know where I'll put it. This could work as bedside tables too actually. But I'd rather get bedside tables with storage space though. 

But it gets better. Everything in the showroom can be customized according to our needs. 

Say, in this photo below, if you want that coffee table in a lighter shade, or that couch upholstered in leather instead of fabric, or that black mirrored cabinet painted white, that bar cart made slightly bigger, Mejore can do it for us.

According to Claire Ong, President of Mejore, "The ultimate goal is to let our clients create a home that truly reflects their taste. In the age of pegs and Pinterest, the possible mixes and matches for interior design are simply endless."

Claire Ong with her mom, Mrs. Nathalie Ong, who started it all 30 years ago, and her sister Lorraine Ong.

Mrs. Nathalie Ong told us that they started out in the wood business, owning logging concessions and operating sawmills. They eventually decided to create more value by exporting chairs, supplying clients in Europe, Japan and the USA. 

She shares that thanks to the foreign furniture craftsmen they've worked with and by investing on their machines and production facilities, they were able to refine their manufacturing capabilities so much so that they eventually began supplying the best hotels and other commercial establishments in the country 

Because they started out in the wood business, they know their raw materials very well and only use the best. They primarily use mahogany and local veneers, but because they customize furniture according to customer preferences, they also import various lumber and veneers like maple, alder, cherry, white oak, and pine.

The quality I really have to stress, is amazing. One thing I've learned from my mom is that you can't compromise on furniture aka no IKEA for my Mama. She's all for solid wood, clean lines, polished finishing, durability (the kind you can pass on to your kids) and timeless design and Mejore would get a big check on each criteria.

As good as the bones are the finishings they offer, from linens, 

to leather upholstery,

furniture pulls, lamps, throw pillows,

and various accent pieces, you can expect to get the best in Philippine craftsmanship, sustainably sourced materials and imported home accents all in one place. 

It takes about two weeks to a month to get minor changes done to your chosen pieces from their catalog, and 40 to 65 days to get your bespoke orders. As with all things that are built to last, they do take time but will undoubtedly be worth the wait. 

For more about Mejore, visit their website at www.mejoreboutique.com or visit the showroom in Makati.

Mejore Showroom
G/F Filipino Building
corner Dela Rosa and Legazpi Sts.
Legazpi Village, Makati
Tel: +63 917 565 1302

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