As the sustainability movement continues to grow, so has the popularity of eco-friendly yet stylish furniture in the Philippines. Today, more and more Filipinos are choosing to decorate their homes with pre-loved items.
After all, buying used furniture minimizes your impact on the environment, while also helping you score what are essentially functional artworks for a bargain.
If you’re also on the lookout for vintage, pre-owned, or upcycled furniture, check out these stores in Metro Manila:
First launched in 2014, Upcycle Manila originally got its start by selling bespoke furniture on their online store. They soon gained a loyal following thanks to their high-quality work, and have since added reupholstering and refurbishing to their services.
Visit their showroom at Tiendesitas in Pasig City to browse their selection of custom pieces. For inquiries, you can email them at email@example.com or call them at +632-219-4418.
MSS Thrift Shop
If you ever find yourself passing by Kamuning Road, you’ll want to slow down and keep an eye out for MSS Thrift Shop. It’s full of both local and imported furniture pieces, ranging from gorgeous Italian table lamps to old Narra-wood dressers.
MSS Thrift Shop is located at 123A Kamuning Road, and is open every day from 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. You can also learn more about their available offerings via mobile at +632-921-370-9687.
Resurrection Furniture and Found Objects Gallery
The aptly-named Resurrection Furniture is known for breathing new life into “dead” items. By mixing and matching different kinds of waste materials, they transform supposedly unusable scraps into priceless pieces of furniture.
From toilet bowl planters to a desk made from an old grand piano, there’s no shortage of eccentric yet clever creations to choose from.
Drop by their workshop and showroom at 10A Alabama in Quezon City anytime between 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Also found along Kamuning Road, this store is a haven for thrifty homeowners looking for gorgeous and elegant statement pieces. Altheo Decor is packed full of furniture pieces big and small, which means you’ve got plenty of options to choose from.
Spend some time browsing through the store and you’ll find all sorts of things, from imported beds from the U.S. and Europe to eye-catching chandeliers in various shapes and sizes.
You can find Altheo Decor at 103 Kamuning Road, where they’re open from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily. Before dropping by, though, you can call them at +632-352-2950 to ask if they have what you’re looking for.
Whether you’re a fan of timeless classics or quirky innovations, pre-loved one-of-a-kind furniture is a great way to add personality to any home. But if you’re struggling to reconfigure your existing living space for your old-but-new pieces, it may be time to start over with a blank slate.
You don’t have to look far, though, as Avida Land offers condos in BGC, Manila, and Makati, among others. With their numerous developments across Metro Manila, you’re sure to find suitable living spaces that you can truly make your own.