CPD Seminars

Furniture: Business. Design. Technology.


Just as interior designers recognize that excellence in design adds value to their business, the same applies to furniture design. This 2-day seminar illustrates how empowered design, business sensibilities, and awareness of the latest technologies are key factors in succeeding in these two related fields.

Learn from local and international leaders in design as they discuss the process, complexities, and marketing practices in furniture design, and how they see the future of making things.



Furniture as a Vehicle for Social Enterprise (Ivy Almario, Interior Designer)

Esteemed interior designer, Ivy Almario, stimulates a dialogue on how interior design elements, specifically furniture, can be an agent for social entrepreneurship.

Establishing Identity in International Design Competitions (Stanley Ruiz, Industrial Designer)

Award-winning industrial designer, Stanley Ruiz, shares his design process, remarkable design collections, his professional views on international design competitions, and how transcultural design-thinking can be an advantage in establishing a designer’s identity in the global arena.

Furniture Design Business in the Philippines: Markets and Opportunities (Nicolaas de Lange, CEO, Designs Ligna, Inc.)

Nick de Lange, CEO of Designs Ligna, Inc. and Chairman of the Chamber of Furniture Industries in the Philippines discusses the different markets and opportunities for interior designers planning to run a furniture business in the Philippines.



Policies in the Philippine Furniture Industry (Salvio Valenzuela, Jr., Executive Director, CFIP)

Salvio Valenzuela, Jr., Executive Director of the Chamber of Furniture Industries in the Philippines, examines the important legal and technical policies governing the furniture business in the country.

Digital Fabrication: The Future of Furniture Design (Chuck dela Rama, Industrial Designer)

Industrial designer and innovator, Chuck dela Rama discusses the various technologies and benefits of digital fabrication to designers through lecture and workshop.

DATE: April 27 - 28
TIME: 8:00AM (Registration)
VENUE: Ronac Lifestyle Center (Magallanes Ave., Makati City)
- Early Registration: PHP3,500 (1-day pass) | PHP6,000 (2-day pass)
- Walk-In Registration: PHP4,000 (1-day pass) | PHP7,000 (2-day pass)

FOR MORE INFORMATION, call (63 2) 478 4611 or 22 loc. 115 / 117 / 150 or email admissions@sofa.edu.ph.

Admissions Office
(+632) 478 4622
(+632) 478 4611 local 115
admissions@ sofa.edu.ph
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