DTI Provides Training to Young Furniture Designers via OBRA Masterclass
by: The Beat Asia
December 15, 2023
The Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) training arm, the Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC), has kicked off its “OBRA Design Masterclass Program” in three areas in the Philippines.
Aimed at giving young designers and scholars training and mentorships, the program is positioned to “empower and uplift” local talents in furniture and creative spaces by integrating cutting-edge technologies, innovative creative processes, and sustainable materials into the sessions.
To achieve these goals, the masterclass program will be guided by some of the world-renowned Filipino designers, including Kenneth Cobonpue, who was recently named Asia’s first Pratt Legend.
The program will run in three phases: the designer’s phase, which will give training on planning, execution, evaluation, and tools; the consultancy phase, which will involve the participants and companies in development planning; and finally, the market design phase, where the participants and companies will participate in the Philippines International Furniture Show in March next year.
It will also be held simultaneously in Manila, Cebu, and Pampanga, and will be supported by industry partners such as the Cebu Furniture Industries Foundation, the Chamber of Furniture Industries of the Philippines, and the Pampanga Furniture Industries Foundation.
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