Tablescapes inspired by art

Expect a joyful and warm season ahead filled with lots of entertaining at home.

From 7 to 18 September — in partnership with Shangri-La Plaza — Rustans presented The Art of Tablescaping, an exhibit featuring artistic tablescapes styled by Rustan’s for the Arts artists, accompanied by tableware and accessories from its Home brands.

The exhibit, displayed on the second floor of Shangri-La Plaza at the Grand Atrium, highlighted prints, sculptures, and paintings by Paulina Luz Sotto, Tara Soriano, and Caress Banson, all serving as backdrops and inspiration for the artistic table spreads.

Sotto highlighted Homage to Isamu Noguchi, a sculpture by her grandfather, mentor, and Philippine National Artist Arturo Luz. With this art work as the focal point of her table, Paulina accessorized her “canvas” with fine objects from Lenox, Vista Alegre, EME, Rustan’s Home, Ralph Lauren, and Prizmic & Brill, the artist perfectly translated beauty in simplicity in her design.

Caress Banson’s Bar Chow tablescape.

Soriano created a delightful floral tablescape based on the color palette of her paintings. She used dinnerware and flatware from Mikasa, Novita Home, Chef & Sommelier, Sugarplum Lifestyle, and EME. It is the perfect set-up to kickstart the holiday gatherings with the girls.

Banson collaborated with her daughters-in-law Martina Banson and Amanda Banson, presented two styles. The result of their creativity is a Filipiniana spread and a bar chow table.

Martina was inspired by painter Caress’ trademark burst of colors. To achieve this, Martina created a rainbow brunch al fresco dining ensemble with dinnerware and glassware from Bordallo Pinheiro, Multiple Choice, Noritake, Vista Alegre, Sugarplum Lifestyle, Amber & Anne, and Liwayway.

For the bar chow table, Amanda thought of Jean-Michel Basquiat and thus made use of bold pieces from Noritake, Seletti, Bar Professional, and KAH.

On 15 September, Rustan’s organized a cocktail event hosted by Bianca Valerio and featured two table settings styled by Pinky Tobiano. Some of the guests in attendance were friends of Pinky Tobiano including Dani Camcam, Kourtney Camcam, Leo Espinosa, and Tessa Valdes.

PINKY Tobiano’s Bahay Kubo setting.

Home festival

During the 12-day exhibit, participating home brands also featured their own set-ups. The deals continue as LSA International is offering 20 percent off on all items till end of the month. ZenPots will be treating shoppers to 20 percent off on all items if they shop at Rustan’s Makati, Shangri-La, Alabang, and Gateway. Smeg is offering 15 percent off on selected items on 28 to 30 September when you shop at Rustan’s Makati and Shangri-La. Breville also features up to 20 percent off on selected items, Delonghi offers 5 percent off on selected items at all stores until end of September.

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