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About Ito Kish : Ito Kish launched his first furniture line in March 2012 to instant success. He has deep appreciation for Philippine creativity and craftsmanship, melding in his pieces traditional Asian crafts techniques with forms culled from the country's unique European-influenced history. "My design will always be about who I am and where I come from," he says His furniture collection is available under K I S H, the design company where he is Chief Visual Storyteller. With a client list that includes prestigious companies like Globe Telecom, Manila Polo Club, Amanpulo and Ayala land, Ito is one of the Philippines’ most successful design consultants.
STATEMENT OF ART:
If my designs can speak, their language would be Filipino.

ORGANIZATION:
Kish Design Hub, Inc.

NON-DESIGN OCCUPATION:
Visual merchandiser Commercial, shop, buy and sale

EDUCATION:
University of the East, Manila

EXPERIENCE:
June 2000-current, CEO & Design Director, K I S H, MAKATI/PHILIPPINES

Aug 2006-June 2007, TV host, Urban Zone, MANILA/PHILIPPINES

Oct 1998-March 2004, CEO & Creative Director, Urban Effects Inc., MANILA/PHILIPPINES

March 1996-Oct 1998, Marketing Services Manager, Matahari, INDONESIA

July 1994-1996, Visual Merchandising Consultant, Matahari, INDONESIA

July1990-June 1994, Visual Merchandising Manager, The Mall Shopping Center, KUALA LUMPUR/MALAYSIA

Jan 1986-May 1991, Corporate Merchandising Presentation & Display Manager, Robinsons Incorporated, MANILA/PHILIPPINES

March 1984-Dec 1985, General Merchandising Manager, Robinsons Department Store, MANILA/PHILIPPINES

AWARDS:
Mar 2012, Winner, Katha Award for Best Product Design - Furniture, MANILA/ PHILIPPINES

Mar 2012, Winner, Katha Award for Best Booth Design, MANILA/PHILIPPINES

Oct 2012, Nominee, Katha Award for Best Booth Design Nominee, MANILA/ PHILIPPINES

Mar 2013, Winner, NEXTONENOW Design Award Best Furniture Transitional, MANILA/PHILIPPINES

Mar 2013, Winner, NEXTONENOW Design Award Best Visual Merchandising, MANILA/PHILIPPINES

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2013, Gregoria Lounge and "Busilak," Dwell Asia, July, SINGAPORE/SINGAPORE

2012, Gregoria Lounge, Town and Country, July, MANILA/PHILIPPINES

2012, Baluster Collection, Surface Asia, May, SINGAPORE/SINGAPORE

2012, Baluster Collection, Manila Bulletin: Style Weekend, March, MANILA/PHILIPPINES

2012, Baluster Collection, Philippine Star: Modern Living, March, MANILA/PHILIPPINES

2011, Anvaya Cove (Interior Design), Turista Magazine, December, MANILA/PHILIPPINES

2011, KISH Store (Interior Design), Real Living, July, MANILA/PHILIPPINES

2011, KISH Store (Interior Design), Town and Country, July, MANILA/PHILIPPINES

2007, Antel Spa Residences (Interior Design), My Home, May, MANILA/PHILIPPINES

2006, Oseña-Paez Residences (Interior Design), Real Living, September, MANILA/PHILIPPINES

CLIENTELE:
Matahari (Indonesia), The Mall (Malaysia), Globe Telecom, Amanpulo (Palawan, Philippines), Fuego Hotels and Properties Management Corp., Ayala Land, SM Land Inc., Megaworld, Century Properties Inc., PHINMA Properties, Shang Properties, Eastwood Properties, Anchorland, Antel Group of Companies

WEB SITE:
www.kish.ph

PORTFOLIO URL:
www.kish.ph

REGISTRATION DATE:
2013-01-28 19:51:41

COUNTRY:
Philippines

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

Awards received by Ito Kish


Basilisa Three Seater

A' Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2013
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Basilisa Armoire

A' Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2013
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Rodolfo Console Table

Bronze A' Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2013
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Santamaria Stool/Storage

Bronze A' Design Award Winner for Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design Category in 2013
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Gregoria Lounge

Silver A' Design Award Winner for Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design Category in 2012
Ito Kish for Ito Kish
Binhi Multifunctional Bench

Golden A' Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2016
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