CURIO Creates A Space for Global Antiquities and Filipino Savoir-Fare
CURIO presents a unique space featuring objects of desire with impeccable craftsmanship and distinctive style.
There’s something about falling in love with a piece of furniture or object—especially when you know it has so many stories to tell. You can’t stop staring at it. And every time you look at it, you feel a surge of fondness and pride. That’s exactly what CURIO hopes to impart to its guests at their pop-up in Powerplant Mall.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
There is something more than appreciating beauty. Whether you are captivated by a person or a thing. Cliche as it sounds, it is true that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And this is what binds the three curators of CURIO together: Nicole Whisenhunt and mompreneurs Kai Lim and Dara Roa.
The three have a strong affinity for the stories that tangible creations hold. Apart from being compatible and complementary in visual tastes, their passions come alive when presented with old world pieces and artisanal works carefully crafted by local talents. Like how a person becomes more beautiful as you get to know them, the same goes for appreciating and falling in love with an object. Resonance, meaning, history, and culture all play a huge role in attracting the perfect owner. Besides, isn’t there always a treasure piece out there that could be a fine match for a particular someone? CURIO might just be the golden ticket to extraordinary discoveries!
Bringing Filipino savoir-faire to the forefront
CURIO is a store that caters to the discerning eye and tastes of a customer who amplifies his or her understanding of artistry through the objects they choose to invest in and collect. It puts value in the history it holds, the motivation of the artist to create, or the item’s symbolism in society. The pop-up is a resource for those who would like to preserve history and bring Filipino savoir-faire to the forefront.
At CURIO, you’ll find modern art, antique jewelry that has been redefined, decorative arts with heritage, and fine collectibles. Moreover, it features artists like Liliana Manahan and Mark Wilson as well as galleries like Leon Gallery.
To know more, follow them on Instagram. You can also visit them at the R2 Level of Powerplant Mall until December 31, 2022.