A partnership transformed this home store into something beyond the classic retail space through a harmonious blend of art and interior design.
This is an excerpt from Lifestyle Asia’s September 2023 Issue.
Eleven years ago, partners and tastemakers Andres Vázquez-Prada and Kaye Tinga transformed a simple warehouse into W/17. Since then, they have kept to their chief principle of bringing tasteful and unique artisanal offerings to their clients. One will find a veritable treasure trove of bespoke furniture, gorgeous antiques, and unique works of art, all handpicked for the discriminating palate.
W/17 carries a sophisticated, diversified mix of both Eastern and Western, and traditional and contemporary pieces that bear witness to the partners’ devotion to exquisite craftsmanship and original design. They have transformed a plain looking warehouse into a symphony of decor inspirations.
W/17 Home Store in Makati embraces the world of contemporary art, elevating its ambiance to new heights by hosting a captivating exhibition featuring the mesmerizing works of artist, Patrick Coard with his latest collection, The King’s Gambit, at W/17 at La Fuerza Compound. This collaboration transformed the store into a breathtaking art gallery, inviting visitors to experience the harmonious fusion of art and interior design.
Coard shuttled back and forth between Paris and Copenhagen before settling to his new home in Manila with his French Filipina wife Kifu and beautiful daughter River. This move to Manila inspired his collection with huge sculptural structures in abstract shapes taking centerstage.
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Photos courtesy of W17.