Where to Get Multifunctional Furniture in BGC

The shops to hit for pieces that do double duty (plus some decorating hacks!) By Kathleen Valle

A striking rug can instantly define an area from the rest of the house (Photo courtesy of Habitat)

It is often said that our homes are a reflection of our personality and the kind of lifestyle we lead. For the typical young urban dwellers, it is only quite fitting that you would want hardworking and versatile home furnishings. You want furniture that is not only good looking but also delivers great value for their money.

Time is of the essence for young urban dwellers, too. Most of them would rather invest in their own spaces close to work in such hotspot areas like BGC instead of enduring the maddening daily commute. Home to an enticing mix of commercial and residential gems like Avida Towers Turf BGC, the bustling Bonifacio Global City is not wanting in places for work and play, for grub and shop.

Pursuit of Passion lists down the furniture shops in BGC to check out for pieces that fit modern spaces for your style and versatility:


3/L Abenson Building, 28th Street and 4th Avenue, BGC

Instagram: @habitatmnl

Living by its founder Sir Terence Conrance’s adage, “The useful can be beautiful, and the beautiful, adorable,” the European furniture brand Habitat offers casual, modern furniture and home accessories. Its flagship branch in BGC is a dreamy space filled with pieces to dress up every area of the house. Do check out items that go beyond what meets the eye (quite literally) like an extendable table and sofa that discreetly transforms into a bed for guests staying the night.

Sofa bed from Habitat

Habitat also has nifty items with a little extra something for additional use, such as a hat rack with a small table surface to cradle keys and tiny whatnots. Multifunctional could also be in a form of a striking, colorful rug that instantly defines an area from the rest or light bookcases that double as a divider. Shop these and more at Habitat.

Use bookcases as a divider (Photo courtesy of Habitat)

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3/FUptown Place Mall, 11th corner 36th Avenues, BGC

Instagram: @designstoryph

Design Story carries cool urban brands Hay and Stellar Works. Here, you’ll find Hay’s delightfully slim and flexible Tray Tables that, when grouped in twos or threes, can serve as a casual coffee table, or function as bedside table when used solo. Since these tables are stackable, they can transform into an airy shelving unit!

Hay’s slim and flexible Tray Tables (Photo courtesy of Design Story)

Hay also has DLM – “Don’t Leave Me” side table—a “tote-able” table with handle so you can take it with you to any part of the house, for when you’re having coffee in the balcony or reading in the living room.

Tote your side table around: a DLM – “Don’t Leave Me” side table (Photo courtesy of Design Story)

Stellar Works, on the other hand, boasts the Valet collection that “supports everyday living, working, and entertaining”—which explains the leather pocket for storing knick-knacks, brass hooks, shelf, plush a hexagonal mirror all in one sleek package.


Unit 901, Quadrant 5, 9th Avenue

Instagram: @dimensioneph

The furniture shop cousin of the local apparel giant Bench, Dimensione is known for chic, hip pieces for the modern home. They have multifunctional pieces such as the Penelope sofa from Clei with a tilting double bed and opens horizontally through an innovative slatted bed base. Also, check their neat sideboards and cabinets that hold odds and ends without the intimidating and unwanted heft.

This sofa bed opens horizontally through an innovative slatted bed base (Photo courtesy of Dimensione)

Aside from furniture, Dimeonsione carries conversation-starter lighting fixtures from Foscarini, mood-setting Voluspa candles, decorative jars and vases, dishes and cutleries and tabletop accents to round up your vignettes.

Find interesting home accessories and lighting features at Dimensione

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3/F Uptown Mall

Instagram: @homefolkliving

Home Folk Living’s Instagram bio sums up their design philosophy pretty neatly: “Home is your story. It’s not just a collection of spaces where you eat and sleep, get up and leave—it’s where you celebrate the full spectrum of life.”

Here you can expect a lineup of clean-lined pieces in a delectable punchy color (such as the Bianco couch), smooth forms (such as the Abbie rocking chairs) or with a slight quirk (such as the Theo chest of drawers). They also offer a number of sleek, condo-perfect dining sets and desk-chair pairs in either all-oak or wood- and-white high gloss finish.

With these four furniture shops as a starting point, feel free to dress up your BGC home with pieces that mirror your lifestyle and personal style. A bustling community like BGC offers creative inspiration everywhere. Get design ideas from the striking artsy murals, the trendy cafes and perhaps even fashionable people on the streets; the design possibilities are endless!

Where do you find the suitable space for these beautiful multifunctional pieces? Visit an Avida showroom near you.